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Topscore57
11 Nov 15 09:42
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Big piece in r/post about Wimbledon & Towcester losing their "bags" fixtures but no schedule or list of actual fixtures. Anyone know where these can be found?
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Report arrested development November 11, 2015 10:12 AM GMT
A very interesting piece. It won't be long before horse racing follows suit if bookies have their way. As Lord Hesketh says they want non virtual FOBT's
Report ffaith November 12, 2015 1:49 PM GMT
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Report Elmerfudd November 12, 2015 8:46 PM GMT
Wednesday, 11 November 2015

BAGS is pleased to announce the 2016 fixture list for British Greyhound racing supplied to UK and Ireland betting shops and online operators.



The fixture list for 2016 will be identical in structure with same number of meetings in the same slots to give the Greyhound betting customer a consistent offer. BAGS have consulted with different parts of the industry to ensure that customers continue to have the best quality racing available whilst ensuring that the highest operational standards in regards to welfare & integrity are maintained.



The alterations are in the following slots:



          • Thursday evenings; Hove will change their existing meeting to a BAGS meeting, replacing Sittingbourne.

          • Friday evenings; Crayford will change their existing meeting to a BAGS meeting, replacing Towcester & Peterborough, who move their meetings to Saturdays.

          • Saturday evenings; Peterborough & Sittingbourne combine to replace Towcester & Wimbledon.



BAGS Chairman, Dominic Ford said “The 2016 fixture list illustrates the continued support for greyhound racing from the UK betting industry.  While the total number of greyhound races run in the UK has decreased by around 30% since 2006, BAGS payments to the industry have increased by 40% in the same period.  The BAGS fixture list helps to maintain prize money levels and ensures funding is available to strive for the highest standards in welfare and integrity.”



Dominic added “While ensuring funds are available to the Sport it was important to ensure that the 2016 fixture list will cost no more than 2015. We have achieved this. It is fundamental given huge cost pressures that the LBO estates have been subjected to in recent years. Where we have removed fixtures BAGS has replaced them with existing meetings in order to reduce the pressure on greyhound runner numbers. I am however very disappointed to say that we cannot continue the trial we started in 2015 with the Wimbledon Saturday fixtures. The uncertainty around the planning application makes this too risky in 2016
Report wondersobright November 12, 2015 8:57 PM GMT
Thursday evenings; Hove will change their existing meeting to a BAGS meeting
wonder who will be on RPGTV Confused henlow alone is another night where I won't be watching same as sundays
Report LoyalHoncho November 12, 2015 9:02 PM GMT
We'll miss you wonders - your contributions are always so positive.  Laugh
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK November 12, 2015 9:07 PM GMT
Losing hove Thursday's major blow
Thou tonight is ****
Report wondersobright November 12, 2015 9:11 PM GMT
weds graded rom/posh an ok watch
thurs hove decent watch, henlow fridge time
fri rom/sunders when all graded best night of week 9 tomorrow night they can go fck themselves
sat brough/cray a decent night
sun henlow yawn

back to 3 days a week for me when hove gone
Report wondersobright November 12, 2015 9:12 PM GMT
9 opens
Report bbc2 November 12, 2015 9:33 PM GMT
wonders is so happyGrin
Report ebulGery November 12, 2015 10:38 PM GMT
          • Thursday evenings; Hove will change their existing meeting to a BAGS meeting, replacing Sittingbourne.

          • Friday evenings; Crayford will change their existing meeting to a BAGS meeting, replacing Towcester & Peterborough, who move their meetings to Saturdays.


That means that Ladbrokes and Coral now have 4 BAGS meeting a week
I don't mind..but is this right

Brings another motive into this issue?????????????????????
Report ebulGery November 12, 2015 10:39 PM GMT
Crayford and Hove have 4 BAGS meeting a week
Report Winja November 13, 2015 9:23 AM GMT
I suppose this will mean the bookmakers will use more chalk on a Friday night now but it wont be from me with a 6.30 start......with streaming and RPGTV everyone will now be able to watch every race.......there will be more judges than X factor.......
Report Winja November 13, 2015 9:36 AM GMT
Towcester will surely go onto RPGTV now and with all those winning favourites the presenters will start to believe they have arrived.......Saturday nights at Crayford however will become the new Friday as its the only meeting where new dogs/pups/returns from lame or season can run......unless they would like those on bags....
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