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It’s the wrong argument to be having anyway. What matters is looking ahead because that’s what NSW are definitely doing. Where will the MC be in 10 years time? Anyone who thinks the Cup hasn’t lost a lot of its appeal wasn’t around in its heyday . Winxmania showed one thing . Racing can still engage and excite the general public if you give them what they want. A true blue home grown champion they can follow. Not a fly in horse they’ve never heard of owned by some rich foreigner. International recognition is not worth much if you’re losing the people at home.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote furious Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 4:15pm
Don't worry Baguette we'll produce another Champion from Australia's pastures.  I'm at present going through some records of Australian and New Zealand mares sent overseas (after an Australian breed produced the Epsom Derby winner).  Very interesting work.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baghdad Bob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jun 2019 at 4:20pm
Mate not too many on this forum where around when 25% of Melbourne's population attended the MC in its heyday in the 1890's , however I do agree with wall-to-wall racing, now days everyday of the year, bar Good Friday and Christmas Day, racing has lost a lot of its appeal to regular racegoers, however those once-a-year punters who might attend during Cup Week still do attend not only for the racing but the social aspect.
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The interest in the MC has decreased from the once a year punters, the question is that because of the increased number of internationals or just a change in society?
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Is that true. I’d love to see the betting figures and viewing figures
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Probably both. Racing isn't what it once was in terms of public interest, but the lack of local successes doesn't help to promote the sport. I think most local racing fans find it hard to get excited about the Cup nowadays, so how are the once a year punters ever going to.
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Not sure the once a year players would know a local horse to an import. Usually betting to a name/ jockey/ fairy tale story. Its the regular punters who have lost interest in the MC - almost impossible to line form up (not that all regulars do form these days either)
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Originally posted by adolphus twirk adolphus twirk wrote:

👀"Silly little man". So says an old bag. No difference. Million dollar hypocrisy


OMG yes.  Has she looked in her mirror lately ?   Talk about pot-kettle ! 
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Cannot stand the ELLIOTT family.
Just look what her ex husband did to Carlton...
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We are talking about a person who "ordered" her staff to put a "pig pen" for owners in the mounting yard at flemington without consulting OH&S, jockeys, trainers etc... cost around $30k and was removed without being used.. The lack of racing minds in the upper echelon of the VRC amazes me,
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Sorry what was that about a pig pen? I missed that? Was she trying to push the sale of pork?
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Originally posted by Straight arrow Straight arrow wrote:

Sorry what was that about a pig pen? I missed that? Was she trying to push the sale of pork?


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30k - were the railings gold plated ?
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It looks terrible! Forget about the other issues with it, as far as aesthetics it’s dreadful! Glad it’s not my membership fees that funded it...... oh wait!
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As part of The Victorian Cider and Pork Festival in August 2014 that the pig sty was erected at Flemington Racecourse.The festival promised to prepare for a day of eating as stall holders and food trucks serve up ethically-raised, free range pork from the likes of Smokin' BarrysBluebonnet BarbecueToasta & CoMeatmaidenBurn City SmokersGumbo Kitchenand more. Producers will also be showcasing all their porky goods for you to take home, so bring the shopping basket and fill up your fridge and pantry. 

Wash it all down with some cider made by Australia's best craft breweries. A $20 tasting card will get you samples from The Nursery so you can taste test a few ciders before you settle on your favourite. Expect cider from breweries including: Colonial Brewing Co, Custard and Co, Batlow Cider Co, Napoleone, Hills Cider and more. If you're not into cider, 4 Pines, James Squire, Stone and Wood will be pouring frothies over the weekend.

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Who and why the f... put that there?? Plain stupidity
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They were taking the piss
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They put it there for owners to watch there horses parade.
Stupid dumb and dangerous
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Been in the game for all my life. They now put pig pens in for safety? The sport of kings is out of f...... control! Haha sport of kings. Only a king can now afford training fees
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Wow....What a terrible look. Still, in marketing terms it’s better than spending $13,000,000 on a field that their so called opposition got for a $1,000,000
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It’s been demolished already.
Was built before the carnival last year

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Fair dinkum! Makes you wonder about the intelligence/common sense of the people running things down there. At least they took it down.
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As I have said before? Who is driving the bus at both vrc and RVL ? (Stolen quote from. One flew over the Cookoos nest)
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So as someone else mentioned,? That post and rall fence cost 30k ?? Are you serious? Does someone get there backside kicked for not doing there job? Somebody on here would have an idea on what that would cost surely? That? Right next to a sparkling new modern grandstand? Joke
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V'Landys calls out VRC with turf wars to hit TV coverage in spring

Racing NSW boss Peter V'Landys says the split in free to air television coverage on the biggest day of the spring carnival is an example of Victoria Racing Club's hypocrisy when it comes to interstate cooperation.

The VRC's $100 million deal with Channel 10, encompassing all four days of the Flemington carnival and announced late last year, means Channel 7 will be left to dedicate its entire coverage to the new $7.5 million Golden Eagle on the same day.

V'Landys has copped his share of flak in recent weeks – mainly from Melbourne – for what critics call an uncooperative attitude, with his new races like The Golden Eagle announced in direct competition with Victoria's traditional race days.

"But Channel 7 will be doing the Golden Eagle and it will be in direct competition to Derby Day and this is the irony of the whole situation," he said. "They (the VRC) want to talk about the national situation, and what do they go and do? They go and sign with Channel 10, away from the national channel that we are using. It's only national when it suits them, and it is never national when they want to do things unilaterally."

The Racing NSW kingpin – at whom VRC Chairperson Amanda Elliott fired a verbal broadside this week – said he wasn't objecting to the VRC's lucrative deal, just the criticism that Sydney racing should be the ones cooperating when it comes to spring scheduling.

"I've very rarely seen cooperation out of Victoria," he said. "I think it is just another fallacy that they are cooperative, they always look after themselves first – as they should, I have no objection or complaint about that – but cooperation can't be when you pick and choose, it's fine to say to us we should cooperate but then they go and do the complete opposite."

"In racing the first thing you look for is consistency and their arguments are very inconsistent."

Sydney taking Channel 7s exclusive coverage means they have not only lured some of Australia's best horses and jockeys away from Flemington, it appears even legendary broadcaster Bruce McAvaney will be heading north to cover the Golden Eagle as well.

McAvaney called the Melbourne Cup for Channel 10 from 1985 to 1988, before joining 7 on its coverage from 2002 to 2018.

The lead-up to Flemington's four big days will all be shown on 7, with the network covering Melbourne and Sydney on the same day throughout the spring.

Sydney's Everest is now scheduled on Caulfield Cup day with coverage dedicated to both races, but there must be some concerns from Melbourne racing officials that 7 is likely to be promoting the Golden Eagle two weeks out from the race.

Racing Victoria-owned Racing.com's coverage will continue through the spring carnival from Melbourne with CEO Andrew Catterall confirming the broadcaster had secured a 'sub-licence' for the rights to the four days at Flemington.

"Our job is the deep analysis and racing coverage," he said. "Our job is to serve those sport and racing fans that through the year bet more than once and that during the spring carnival really switch on. Our job stays the same and our race coverage through the year. We are covering Victorian racing seven days per week, and that is our point of difference."

"Our spring racing coverage is every day for 12 weeks, that is live coverage from the mounting yard. That includes all feature days and all four days of the VRC carnival."

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They will eventually have to push Melbourne Cup prizemoney to $20 million Pacific Pesos to get it to the same value to the internationals as it was during the mining boom.
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10 are paying Francesca $1 million for the four days.
$250,000 a day
$31,250 per hour

She is now the highest paid TV personality per hour of work in Australia

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote acacia alba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 2019 at 11:28am
Not a bad lurk if you can get it !!   LOL Honestly cant see anyone being worth that much just to stroll around the yard and comment about stuff that there are many on here would know just as well as she does.
( Not me . )  
Suppose she might be a bit prettier than SC and some of the others here tho ? Wink
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