Brett de Vine, General Manager Communications at the Australian Turf Club, is our guest on this episode of the Betting 360 Podcast. We chat to him about the evolution of the Sydney Spring Carnival and this week’s fourth running of The Everest. We also talk about the management and performance of Sydney racetracks after a long and wet Sydney winter.
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Sydney Spring Carnival with the ATC’s Brett de Vine
Our discussion with Brett covers:
- Brett’s background in the media and role at the ATC
- The evolution of the Sydney Spring Carnival.. what are the major highlights?
- The position that the Golden Rose now holds in the Spring… the ability for three-year-olds to move to other Group 1s, or even The Everest as Yes Yes Yes did.
- The crowd on track for The Everest this week… capacity of 11,000 has been ticked off
- Increased crowd capacities for The Everest, Golden Eagle and Melbourne Cup Day at Randwick
- Racing through the COVID-19 situation… was the ATC confident of racing through this period?
- The Everest field for this week.. how does the race shape up for this year?
- Four years in… has The Everest delivered on what was hoped?
- Attracting the younger demographic to The Everest
- The Golden Eagle as a concept… how has that delivered to date?
- This year’s Golden Eagle – how is the field shaping up?
- Sydney’s racetracks – how have they performed and how does the ATC measure that?
- The amount of rain in Sydney this year and how that’s impacted the racetracks
- The recovery of the Randwick and Rosehill surfaces for spring
- The opinions of trainers on the racetracks
- Brett’s tip for The Everest
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