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Raymond Lacava
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any one up to speed on what is happening at Gosford seems a long time to replace some sand and move as set of boxes I Believe 2 weeks to rebuild Albion Park


Bill Deguara
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RAYMOND LACAVA wrote:

any one up to speed on what is happening at Gosford seems a long time to replace some sand and move as set of boxes I Believe 2 weeks to rebuild Albion Park

Ray, the longer it stays out.the less chance of it coming back.

I hope for all our sake this is not the case.



Raymond Lacava
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28 Apr 2018 21:40


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distinct lack of transparency I wonder if this is another UTS design with construction by the same crew that were involved in the Gardens disaster further no quicker way to send an industry to the wall continue to employ people with no idea of what they are doing then blame the participants


Gary Brown
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28 Apr 2018 22:40


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RAYMOND LACAVA wrote:

any one up to speed on what is happening at Gosford seems a long time to replace some sand and move as set of boxes I Believe 2 weeks to rebuild Albion Park

Why is open, transparent, truthful and informative communication, so difficult?



Bruce Teague
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Ray,

I am not aware that UTS has designed anything. It has provided some advice when asked on particular aspects of a track (eg at Horsham), and has published an interim report - some of which was taken out of context by GRNSW and the media.

Gardens was designed and built by an engineering firm which had no greyhound experience (ditto for Gosford). In both cases they made fundamental design mistakes (eg 400m box placement).

I can't comment on drainage at Gardens - that's an engineering matter.

I suspect the Gardens design was poor because they appeared to first position the boxes and then dump a circuit on top of it. More sensible would have been to reverse that order. Apart from start problems for 600m and 400m races that resulted in poor levels on the home turn - where the camber is too flat.

NCA and GBOTA played a dominant role in the respective design approvals while GRNSW did little. None of the three had any expertise in track design. Still don't.

Nothing very unusual there - that's how all Australian tracks have been designed. She'll be right!



Bill Deguara
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29 Apr 2018 01:16


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Is it any wonder the sports finds itself in the position it's in at this time. A SHIP WITHOUT A RUDDER usually runs on rocks and we are certainly on the ROCKS,


Raymond Lacava
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Bruce hi I was referring to the latest works at the GARDENS


Bill Deguara
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RAYMOND LACAVA wrote:

Bruce hi I was referring to the latest works at the GARDENS

Ray ,there is something going on at GOSFORD, but I don't think anyone knows what it is,



Grant Dunphy
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There is no work being carried out at Gosford at present so the latest communication from GRNSW would appear to be a lie.
I wrote to the GBOTA ( as a member ) asking the present position.Will let you know if I receive a reply , are ignored or fobbed off with b....hit.
Heard there is a blowout in cost from 600k to 750k ( cheap aye ) & no one at GRNSW will sign off on it.


Mark Staines
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30 Apr 2018 00:24


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Wouldnt Ryan Kokomo Freeman be in a position to answer such qestions ??????


Mark Staines
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bill deguara wrote:

Is it any wonder the sports finds itself in the position it's in at this time. A SHIP WITHOUT A RUDDER usually runs on rocks and we are certainly on the ROCKS,

Well thats what happens when the Master in command is a "NO TALENT BEAR".


Mark Donohue
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30 Apr 2018 03:48


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GBOTA always has its ‘hand-out’. Is GRNSW rewarding clubs who do have low maintenance costs?


Mark Taylor
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FYI. Taken today, Wednesday 2nd May 2018. Hope this provides some insight regarding the progress.

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Ronald George Hunter
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02 May 2018 11:45


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Thanks Mark, pictures speak louder than words, someone has to
take responsibility for the previous false information.


Bill Deguara
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ronald george hunter wrote:

Thanks Mark, pictures speak louder than words, someone has to
take responsibility for the previous false information.

Yes pictures do tell a story?????????



Bruce Teague
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Mark,

Well done. Note that the hoardings and the bike track still exist around the infield as they did before - allegedly to prevent metal and whatever being thrown onto the dog track. An oil and water problem.


Mark Donohue
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03 May 2018 04:32


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Valerie Glover
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03 May 2018 07:58


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Bruce I thought you have travelled around the 40 eastern tracks so called ?? You would surely have known the Go Cart Track is a tenant of the Citrus Growers that control the showground 'Bob Glover



Grant Dunphy
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03 May 2018 10:05


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No reply as yet.



Bruce Teague
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Bob,

Could well be. I live 20 min walk away but rarely ever go near the place now. My problem is not the metal but the disruptive first turn which made punting difficult. The grass was easier to handle (not that I favour grass as such). Anyway I don't punt these days but I still know how the track works. IF they are going to change the layout then I might change my mind.

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