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Online Peter Mair

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« 2022-Apr-08, 01:25 PM Reply #950 »

Big days are good days................ rarely on course and not this week

In the members area on the ground floor near the bookmakers and tote.

Plenty of people there but not crowded ... risky weather.

I did walk through the Winx-stand -- very modern, not much in the way of seating -- could be crowded on a big day.

Pleased to see a ban on taking drinks onto the concrete viewing areas ... remember being astounded to see young women in open shoes with hand-held ice-buckets with bottles and wine glasses.



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« 2022-Apr-08, 01:43 PM Reply #951 »
Nem, Hes flying the chopper as hes used to spinning crap

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« 2022-Apr-08, 10:38 PM Reply #952 »
Nem, Hes flying the chopper as hes used to spinning crap

Which Peter are you referring to or both?   :lol:

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« 2022-Apr-09, 08:29 AM Reply #953 »
True  :lol:  Atleast PVL does it with the good of NSW racing in mind. Mair is all self promoting interest

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« 2022-Apr-09, 09:55 PM Reply #954 »

THE RACES SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN RUN AT RANDWICK TODAY

Brinksmanship

............. helicopters to dry sodden Randwick track

The main area of concern is the back straight, and that is where racing officials are considering using a helicopter to dry the top of the track.

The ATC and Racing NSW are also discussing contingency plans should the meeting be unable to be run on Saturday, with the most likely scenario being to push the card back 24 hours.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/racing/racing-bosses-consider-using-helicopters-to-dry-randwick-track-20220407-p5abt2.html

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« 2022-Apr-25, 10:26 AM Reply #955 »

Great Easter wet: RacingNSW clings to nostalgia ignoring climate change

For the past 25 years, Autumn racing in Sydney has been routinely disrupted and spolied by heavy tracks.

There are glimmers of understanding in a new emphasis on new races in the Spring but no sign of moving the Autumn program to the Spring.

As is, RVL is in a very vulnerable situation on every front. It would be unable to defend an attack from the North taking advantage of the best of Sydney weather in late Winter, especially August.

Chris Roots offered a few ANZAC day thoughts this morning but confuses the autumn 'being left behind' with 'should be left behind'.

........tax parity with Victoria and the introduction of the point of consumption tax has boosted revenue and has allowed Racing NSW to drive new races in the spring. .................. However, the autumn has been left behind and the fact that the Doncaster Mile, TJ Smith and Queen Elizabeth Stakes significantly lag behind the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and All-Star Mile, which are all worth $5 million, needs to be fixed.

The Championships, which were Racing NSWs first great success, have been all but forgotten by the racing regulator as it pushes into the spring. The traditional spring feature of the Epsom and the Metropolitan are also being sold short. The Epsom is now worth less than the $2m Villiers Stakes (now called The Ingham).


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« 2022-Apr-25, 12:15 PM Reply #956 »
Great Easter wet: RacingNSW clings to nostalgia ignoring climate change

There are glimmers of understanding in a new emphasis on new races in the Spring but no sign of moving the Autumn program to the Spring.



and where would we put the spring races  :what:  :shrug:

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« 2022-Apr-25, 12:48 PM Reply #957 »


Good question G: where would we put the spring races?

The first step is to see the sense of changing minds when the facts have so clearly changed.

There is probably a case for shifting the emphasis in Victoria to the Autumn and letting RNSW have a freer go at the Spring.

That said there is a reason why the City-to Surf is run in August -- that it just 'never' rains on the day is the reason it was selected.

.................. I plead guilty to knowing things should change ... just how is more complex.

However radical it sounds a recurring thought is that RVL is now so lost and far from home it will never recover.




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« 2022-Apr-25, 04:13 PM Reply #958 »

Good question G: where would we put the spring races?

The first step is to see the sense of changing minds when the facts have so clearly changed.

There is probably a case for shifting the emphasis in Victoria to the Autumn and letting RNSW have a freer go at the Spring.

That said there is a reason why the City-to Surf is run in August -- that it just 'never' rains on the day is the reason it was selected.

.................. I plead guilty to knowing things should change ... just how is more complex.

However radical it sounds a recurring thought is that RVL is now so lost and far from home it will never recover.

There is no case, whatsoever

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« 2022-Apr-25, 05:31 PM Reply #959 »



RVL wrote another chapter in the case at Flemington today -- another shocker.


Putting the point differently, RNSW could and should now write the program and timing of what is effectively 'Australian-racing'.

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« 2022-Apr-25, 05:36 PM Reply #960 »
Poor Pete. I found 5 winners. How bad are you   :lol:

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« 2022-Apr-25, 05:49 PM Reply #961 »

How about 'curl a moe' -- quadrellas paying $40k and $20k

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« 2022-Apr-25, 06:06 PM Reply #962 »
Peter, do you ever get anything right?
The quaddies paid $400 & 3k respectively

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« 2022-Apr-25, 06:42 PM Reply #963 »

One of us is not correct -- the usual one as usual!

https://www.tab.com.au/racing/2022-04-25/MOE/MOE/R/4/Win

Early Quaddie -------      2-11-7-12   ------- $37,658.70

Quaddie ------     12-3-2-10       ---------- $21,315.70

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« 2022-Apr-25, 07:06 PM Reply #964 »
Oh,I see. Youre deflecting after your original comments that applied to Flemington

 
RVL wrote another chapter in the case at Flemington today -- another shocker.

One of us is being honest -- as usual its not Peter Mair😢

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« 2022-Apr-25, 07:28 PM Reply #965 »
I have to give credit to the respective racing authorities in NSW, VIC and WA. Continuing to have metropolitan race meetings on ANZAC day is a tradition that should never cease. I dont understand why QLD and SA racing authorities cannot do the same.

In the old days, it was a drink and a punt at the pub or the races after the marches. A couple of neighbours from the past used to do that in the 80s and 90s. They loved the day.

Hope the racing authorities in Australia can see that and encourage that like in the past.

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« 2022-Apr-25, 07:35 PM Reply #966 »
Spot on Jeunes, spot on.

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« 2022-Apr-25, 08:08 PM Reply #967 »
Just confirms what a joke Queensland racing is. They ran 6 races at Beaudesert which backs up 6 at Townsville on Easter Monday. Continue to be a laughing stock. Apparently the boofheads at the QTC don't like paying public holiday rates to their staff. Not so big on tightening the belt when it comes to Committee lunches on Saturdays though.

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« 2022-Apr-25, 10:02 PM Reply #968 »

In the old days, it was a drink and a punt at the pub or the races after the marches. A couple of neighbours from the past used to do that in the 80s and 90s. They loved the day.



I was out for a bit after lunch today and reckon I went past 5 or 6 pubs & clubs, everyone was packed to the rafters, no car spaces in the car parks etc.

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« 2022-Apr-25, 10:04 PM Reply #969 »
I was out for a bit after lunch today and reckon I went past 5 or 6 pubs & clubs, everyone was packed to the rafters, no car spaces in the car parks etc.

Prior to Covid, I went to a couple of pubs where they used to play two up. You could lose a few bucks very quickly.   :lol:

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« 2022-Apr-25, 10:06 PM Reply #970 »
Just confirms what a joke Queensland racing is. They ran 6 races at Beaudesert which backs up 6 at Townsville on Easter Monday. Continue to be a laughing stock. Apparently the boofheads at the QTC don't like paying public holiday rates to their staff. Not so big on tightening the belt when it comes to Committee lunches on Saturdays though.

That is quite disappointing. QTC should always look at having a metropolitan meeting during ANZAC and even all other public holidays.

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« 2022-Apr-27, 09:12 PM Reply #971 »

Using a prayer wheel: does RNSW protect its image as presented in the murdoch-media?

The racing media in NSW may be streets ahead of the stuff presented in Victoria but there are questions about what RNSW tolerates.

On 2KSKY each morning a tape-recorded message declares its respect for the ancestors et al of local indigenous 'owners'.

Playing such a recorded messge is reminiscent of now displaced cultures substituting the spinning of a prayer-wheel for actually making the effort to pray.

RNSW should ask for 2KSKY to at least read out, on live-radio, whatever mark of respect it genuinely intends.

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« 2022-Apr-29, 01:08 PM Reply #972 »
Vlandys takes on Dom. I said it before and I will say it again, I rather have Peter on my side than against.   :lol:

Peter is hoping he can shore up the NRL support like Racing as there is criticism from within NRL. It will be interesting to see who wins between Dom and Peter.

https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/well-take-it-elsewhere-peter-vlandys-threatens-to-move-nrl-grand-final/news-story/34a09a3fc1cfdf077da0769ee466dac7

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« 2022-Apr-29, 01:36 PM Reply #973 »


................DOES THE 'N' STAND FOR 'NATIONAL" OR 'NSW'?

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« 2022-Apr-29, 03:26 PM Reply #974 »
Missing from the News story link above posted by Jeunes is a quote in the Melbourne Age today where P V'landys reportedly said "Martin Pakula is a can-do man. I can understand why Victoria is getting so many international sports events with him at the helm. He is bringing millions of dollars into the Victorian economy."   

Ouch! First time I can recall anything nice being said about the Victorian Sports Minister but I might not have been paying attention in class.

Cheers


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