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Sydney Easter Date Change "A Crowd Killer"
Prominent turf columnist Ken Callander declared bluntly in The Daily Telegraph: "With the advent of TVN & the expansion of SKY, racing's audience is now ensconced in the pubs, clubs & loungerooms of Australia, but 20,000 at Randwick on AJC Derby day is still rubbish. Events NSW & Racing NSW, which pushed for a change of date for Sydney's autumn carnival, have a lot to answer for." (To read the full text of Callander's broadside "Date Change A Crowd Killer", click on the link in The Great Debate panel on the right-hand-side of this page.)