While it took DMBC
five years to agree a joint-venture partnership with racecourse operator Arena Leisure that will reach initial fruition in August, when a new grandstand, exhibition centre and racecourse stabling is opened, discussions on a fresh site for DBS, which is separate from Arena's involvement, were the subject of even longer delays.
In addition, DMBC
had already declined to take up a request from RUK to cover Doncaster fixtures that were subsequently transferred to courses signed up to ATR.
swept aside third-placed BSC 30-8 in their Division Two fixture, mainly due to an excellent 19-3 win by Clive King, Dave Wheatley and Trevor Pearson.
Wordsley are in second spot after a 19-8 success against DMBC
His anger is directed at DMBC
, adding: "We want to know why the council didn't pay the creditors directly, rather than into a company going into administration, and then paralysed any payment out of DRL by its actions.
The two prospective partners drew closer last week, when Arena submitted an outline planning application to DMBC
for the first phase, which includes a new grandstand and racecourse stabling on one site.
The plan would get the goahead - signalling closure of the course after the jumps meeting on December 19 until at least mid-July 2007 - when DMBC
and Arena sign a joint venture agreement on the development and planning permission is granted.
Arena, which has managed the course since DMBC
fired John Sanderson immediately after last year's Leger meeting, has agreed a 28-meeting fixture list for 2006 with the BHB, but no decision has been made about transferring any meetings while building takes place.
None of that can take place until planning permission, and a possible public inquiry, have taken place, and the twoLegers outcome depends on the speed with which this can be completed and the contract between DMBC
and Arena signed.
Richard Edwards, representing DMBC
, stated that the council intended to do so.
denies that RUK has the rights to broadcast from Doncaster, while DRL, which went into administration after the council sacked Sanderson, says it was authorised by the council to enter into the agreement, although this authorisation was 'conditional'.
denies that RUK has the right to broadcast from the course, while DRL, which went into administration after the council sacked Sanderson, says it was authorised by the council to enter into the agreement, although authorisation was 'conditional'.