29 October 2005

Call to strip racing from the Bush

Back in August business analysts IBISworld painted a gloomy picture of the state of the racing game in Australia. Now, with the Melbourne Cup media frenzy in full flight, the researcher pops up again to prescribe a massive rationalisation of country racing as a panacea to an industry stretched to breaking point by poor profitability from too much country racing. Racing bosses don't buy it.

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