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MY CALL - LEAVE THE QUEENSLAND CARNIVAL ALONE

By David Fowler | Tuesday, April 22, 2014

David Fowler is the principal thoroughbred caller for Radio TAB. David, who is a keen form student and punter, has enjoyed a lifetime involvement in the racing media. His personal blog, ‘My Call’, appears exclusively on HRO.

Why do certain people keep agitating for change to our Winter Racing Carnival?

Maybe we should drop the "winter" tag but that's small bikkies with some of the gripes that surface on a yearly basis.

Today's (Tuesday) Courier Mail piece screaming "revitalise our Carnival" didn't trigger this article but it certainly enhanced it.

There is one point that keeps coming up each year for those who are just desperate to tweak a working wheel. "It's too long".

Could I ask, "too long for whom"

What utter nonsense!

If we can enjoy feature racing with good horses, good crowds and good promotions for longer than other states do, are we not the lucky ones?

There is no better structured carnival than the Queensland one.

It's progression of races allow a charmed run into the Grand Finals on Stradbroke day and then there is a month of opportunity for those not quite good enough for that day to compete.

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