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17 Nov 09 20:25
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Must be massively pleased with tonights racing and coverage. Interesting that the Company Secretary (didn't get her name) interviewed on Sky by Gary earlier made sure that first and foremost it was important to recognise and look after connections, sponsors **ports at the last minute) and punters. Well done. Yorkshire hospitality at its best. As everyone watching can see it really is a great provincial track and a fabulous surface and a truly great racing experience. Should be given a BAGS contract. Markets holding up well. It's not rocket science even in a recession and other tracks should take note. Proud and privileged she mentioned having those two great dogs there to parade. How many tracks would have said that? Good stuff.
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Report merde November 17, 2009 8:28 PM GMT
Aye fantastic, especially ever race being foot started!
Report 28dogs November 17, 2009 8:29 PM GMT
Agree with the above. Made a good impression tonight.
Report sparrow November 17, 2009 8:30 PM GMT
Appears to be in good hands
Report liberator of the oppressed November 17, 2009 8:31 PM GMT
Like a breath of fresh air when all around seems to be crumbling.
Report track record November 17, 2009 8:42 PM GMT
looks a nice track / facilities
Report pocket pairs November 17, 2009 8:43 PM GMT
well said
others tracks should be taking note
keep the owners sweet not the partypackers
Report cheap ring November 17, 2009 9:26 PM GMT
It wont get a BAGS contract with only 2 bookmakers
Report liberator of the oppressed November 17, 2009 9:28 PM GMT
I'm sure they have the contingency plans to bring it up to the required three (is it?).
Report Go For Green November 17, 2009 9:31 PM GMT
beleive there is 3 but 1 bets without
Report dungbeetle November 17, 2009 10:17 PM GMT
Can always hire our Gary W
Report par November 18, 2009 12:27 PM GMT
I was there last night and spoke to a friend who had a dog in the final.

He said he paid his fiver in and was given no hospitality, no buffet or anything

Now whether he was just unaware of any hospitality I have no idea, but he seemed pretty sure there was nothing on

I was also told second hand of another finalist owner who phoned up last week and enquired as to what they would receive as owners and were told they got nothing. They could pay in and book a table like every one else. Now I apologise if I have got the wrong info from these people but that is what I was told. Could the track not do with better lighting as well ?
Report par November 18, 2009 12:32 PM GMT
Apart from that, it is a smashing track.

Spotlessly clean , nice big bar and restuarant upstairs and what a lovely gallop for a dog.

I would take a dog there without a second thought.
Report CUPRA November 18, 2009 12:36 PM GMT
for a pie and a pint?

I did like the run-up on the longer 6-bends.
Report Hung Like Kevin November 18, 2009 4:34 PM GMT
There was an absolute fantastic buffet laid on for all trainers, it was located on the top floor in one of the executive boxes. A finer spread of food you wouldnt have bettered in a 5* resturant, it really was top class. Sounds like your friends didnt ask the right people..shame as they missed a treat.
Report TheGameAintStrait November 18, 2009 4:40 PM GMT
they probly needed a longer run up after watching a few of those dubious hand starts.
Report nigelvin November 18, 2009 5:14 PM GMT
i had a dog running... in for nowt and free prog.
food was brilliant according to my trainer too
Report Laying Like Maria November 18, 2009 5:19 PM GMT
I can get more at Askern than I can Sheffield. Took a dog there 4 weeks ago, got a bag on no prob.
Report Laying Like Maria November 18, 2009 5:19 PM GMT
Sorry, wrong thread
Report Stow_judge November 18, 2009 6:05 PM GMT
par 18 Nov 13:32
"what a lovely gallop for a dog"
This is the single most important bit for me as a Greyhound punter.
Report par November 18, 2009 6:39 PM GMT
Kevin it was an owner I spoke to, but as I said he may have been unaware

I trust he has missed out on a nice feed then, very remiss of him
Report liberator of the oppressed November 19, 2009 8:06 AM GMT
Is my local track and the general consensus of opinion is that it is on the up and up and up and improving year on year unlike many many others. Great night out and very very friendly. Dog racing is as much about enjoyment and the experience as anything else and that is exactly what you get at Doncaster. We might be in a chronic recession and what somebody mentioned about traps might be right but I cannot over - emphasize what a great running track it is and how friendly people are. I usually take my children for an hour or two on a Saturday and they love it. The quality is there for everybody to see. Ding dong and well done Doncaster.
Report par November 19, 2009 9:07 AM GMT
my local is shawfield

enough said
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