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Brisbane Racing Club To Meet With Sky Racing Execs Over Perceived Snub

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 30 / 15

Brisbane Racing Club officials are set to meet with Sky Racing execs on Friday "in what will be a heated discussion on a perceived snub for Queensland races," according to Nathan Exelby of the Brisbane COURIER-MAIL. After an "outcry" from Queensland punters over the treatment of the state's premier ...

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Fox Sports Bulks Up NRL Programming

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SpoBiS Summit: Bundesliga Bets On Digital

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Mediapro Announces New F1 Channel

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EPL Big Winner From $7.7B TV Auction

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Politicians Disapprove Of Daily Record Ban

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Espanyol President Collet Threatens Strike

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EPL Agrees Record $7.8B TV Rights Deal

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