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MY CALL - RACING QUEENSLAND NEEDS TO EXPLAIN WHY THEY WANT TO SHORTEN THE WINTER CARNIVAL

By David Fowler | Tuesday, September 30, 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.

We begin with a quote.

"Queensland bean counters should note that change is not necessarily an instant hit for success as they contemplate a program overhaul for next winter. " ... Nathan Exelby - Sunday Mail.

Hear hear!

So many participants and general racing enthusiasts are totally puzzled why RQ wants to shorten the carnival and swap dates here, there and everywhere.

"Anyone with half a brain knows the BRC block is the carnival and the other clubs complement it either side. What's wrong with two good months of racing," professional punter John Cole told this writer.

This is the central argument against the shortening proposal. Why deny Queensland racing as many good days as possible?

Why?

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