The most fascinating question at the moment is where is the money going? In the 2010 RNSW Strategic Plan there were some great ideas and there were wonderful plans for training centres of excellence and $70 million that was to be spent – the implication being state wide, not just on a (not so) grandstand at Randwick – to improve facilities. Five years later, especially in the country, “Centres of Excellence” are a non-existent dream that have been revisited in the 2014 Strategic Plan, with $3 million missing from the original budget and no dates mentioned for when any work will start. The wonderful current budget is said to put aside $5 million for the state wide “Ifrastructure Investment Program” while providing more than three times that for “The Championships”. The $8 million Quarantine facility – to help ensure at least some the largesse of The Championships heads overseas – should reassure NSW trainers battling dangerous facilities that RNSW has their and their owners interests at heart. Can’t imagine why there are less and less runners and horses being bred when the lessening of costs to owners and improving training facilities, clearly identified as already a problem in 2010, has not been addressed 5 years later.