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irishone
11 May 23 11:00
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Races not televised...camera set on winning line this morning, commentator says they are off but we will shortly see them crossing the finishing line

Races delayed
Races starting at different tracks at the same times
Too many 5 runner fields
Too many problems with hare or traps

Technology improves things but our sport has gone backwards
all since the bookie takeover
Sold out by the old gbgb ....
When they are jobless or living on their pension
They will blame elsewhere
Awful decline , cancerous
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Report metro john May 14, 2023 7:17 PM BST
Bends of death.
Report metro john May 14, 2023 7:18 PM BST
Egos over reality.
Report metro john May 14, 2023 7:19 PM BST
Jumps also on the decline. RIP
Report metro john May 14, 2023 7:20 PM BST
The sport is corrupt, giving cocaine and whatever to these supposed loved creatures. They should ban it.
Report metro john May 14, 2023 7:58 PM BST
All you greyhound owners who race do not care in the slightest about your hounds, you are a living lie.
Report metro john May 14, 2023 7:59 PM BST
I will never set foot on a greyhound track again.
Report irishone May 15, 2023 11:42 AM BST
Im going back to galwayin a few weeks

...i wonder how much further the game has sunk
Report Crawford June 4, 2023 1:03 PM BST
If dog racing was "once great" it was a funny few years ago.

I and a few mates were regulars at Southend dogs before it closed, and would front up virtually every Thurday night in the 80s when we live in SARFEND.  The stadium was huge even though 90% was **** or closed-off or in disprepair.

Dog racing here is hopeless!  Need to look at the Australian experience where dog racing is doing well!

AUSTRALIAN FEATURES
8 runners not 6.
None of this "rails, middle, wide seed" business. If a dog likes to "use a lot of the track" as commentators call it over there, then that is literally the luck of the draw.
Fixed traps on the outer of the course, with a variety of distances instead of the stupidity of lifting the traps on and off the track.
Bigger and wider tracks
Inside lure with an arm, not this outside $hit with zig-zag tracks with the possibiity of interference (as I witnessed one time at Southend when an object was thrown onto the lure rail to stop a race.)

This theory is mine, and is also what it is (with apoogies to the "A. Elk" sketch from Monty Python).
Report TOP3MAN June 4, 2023 8:08 PM BST
The greyhound scene in this country is rancid beyond repair

When the money is down the greyhounds in this country are all of sudden running splits like they never done before and battling all the way to the line. Relentless bursts that isn’t normal. It’s a rancid corrupt sport
Report the.mad.dog.man June 4, 2023 8:20 PM BST
R>I>P greyhound racing to much crooked racing
Report jackboo June 5, 2023 3:01 PM BST
20 years of crap , i did go raceing 5 nights a week . there is not a track in west / north london
Report shoodacoodadidnt June 10, 2023 9:40 AM BST
9.52 Harlow (one of most questionable places around) - two trainers in race only - why would you believe it might be straight? - sad days - not that ever was straight :D
Report TOP3MAN June 13, 2023 9:49 PM BST
I’m done with the sport.

Half the tracks the winning post isn’t known (Yarmouth, Kingsley, Newcastle) they put it where they seem to be best off on the books.

The split times to get track positions are misleading, when the money is down they improve their split time no end - releasing from the traps like scalded cats. Those with good split times then seem to come out sideways. There are more winning favs than I’d ever imagined there would be. Even industry favs aren’t favourites on here, plenty of 2nd favs are going off as favourites on here and sometimes even 3rd favs

U price it up a race, u back a host of dogs in a race at the prices, but the winner constantly comes from the one u can’t get matched on because the price just continually gets smaller and then what was 5.0 to win which your trying to match at, goes right the way down to 3.4 and from trap by bend it’s 10L up and wins by 12L, while the rest are slow away, showing splits that are nearly 0.2 slower then Their average.

To many depleted races, which just ruin the form-book because they’re then showing false form from having to much space!!

I would say over 50% of winners on here have a largely positive graph before winning. It’s not a sport when there clearly is a knowing outcome. The grader must just be drawing from a hat as there is far to many wide margin winners and the well backed greyhounds even when everything is against them in the race, still seem to find a way of winning.

There’s a rotten nature to this sport and I’m done with it
Report the.mad.dog.man June 13, 2023 10:29 PM BST
i bet very small but i would do the same  now on the dogs because its bent
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK June 14, 2023 2:32 PM BST
We talking about how they’ve run the sport to the ground
Or just your **** punting ?
Cos imo there ain’t been such better time imo with ways to grab few quid
Just need the tools ie accounts
But shops have all closed down Cry
Top 3 bet license to print
Early shows are so so bad got  be fool not win on them

Even with chating and tractor and ground find a way
It’s accounts I’m afraid betfair you can win
Few quid long game accounts are what pays for holidays and ribeyes
Report irishone June 15, 2023 8:01 PM BST
always said that
you hsve to have patience snd discipline
the empty traps are fecking both the bookies and the racing managers
Report irishone June 19, 2023 3:04 PM BST
6 x 5 dog races at Crayford tomorrow already  Sad
Report irishone June 20, 2023 9:05 PM BST
awful night
racing all over the place at Crayford
mess after mess first two bends
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY June 20, 2023 9:32 PM BST
Towcester race track - must say it’s about 40 races in the last month at this track where there has been a wide margin winner that has been piled on in the market for around 70% of the traded amounts. Trap 1 just there the latest. All the money for it, had it won by bend 2. About 8L winner
Report irishone June 21, 2023 9:39 AM BST
lot of them were derby round winners though werent they ?
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY June 21, 2023 7:29 PM BST
Wit hell at Harlow is at it again

Great paddy 10/11 out to 3/1 last - usually quick away, slow away and trailed in last of 4 beaten out of sight

Active diva in the next - thousands pouring on. Dog breaks on terms, but then like Roman coco a few weeks back shows a relentlessness gallop to run down the leader, no break in speed piss up by 8L and was 20l clear 2 bends after the finishing line
Report BULLET TOOTH TONY June 21, 2023 7:41 PM BST

Jun 21, 2023 -- 9:39AM, irishone wrote:


lot of them were derby round winners though werent they ?


Yes quite a few

Report irishone June 23, 2023 9:11 AM BST
No 6 runner races at crayford today
Two four runner races
Report Winja June 23, 2023 12:28 PM BST
i suppose the james turner issue has contributed to this situation but it is certainly a line in the sand as to where things are heading....the rm has publicly stated that there are not enough dogs for the weekly race totals but the paymasters are not listening to those most educated to advise.....its always the clowns in positions they should not really hold that bring things to points of disaster which sometimes end with catastrophic consequences......just cut the races to eight or nine until things improve.....
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK June 23, 2023 1:21 PM BST
It not hard is it winja
Simple cut back on races
Let it ease the pressure
4-5 dog races are not the way to go
Standard 10 race card go from there see what happens at end of the year
I don’t think it get back anywhere near numbers
10 race card with 6 runner good enough
Report Winja July 1, 2023 9:26 AM BST
8 race card at crayford tonight.....starts at 7pm ends at 9.04......shame is of those 8 races five are 5 dog while the other three are 4 dog.....4 reserves put up but if recent history is anything to go by should any of those runners pull out they wont be replaced....races are A10, A9, A8, A7, A6, A5, A4 and an S5.....
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK July 1, 2023 10:19 AM BST
Why don’t the clowns in charge get it
Scale back relentless program
Cut back on meetings
Get product back to 6 dog races on ten race cards ffs
Killing the sport
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK July 1, 2023 10:21 AM BST
I would feel cheated if I turn up at Crayford tonight
But there banking on Saturday night mob know no different
Report Winja July 1, 2023 11:06 AM BST
i suppose they will show the final as their unofficial ninth race at 9.15 and as thats run after the crayford card finishes the track bookmakers should be able to take bets on it if they wanted too......
Report Aladdin Sane July 2, 2023 11:27 AM BST
Towcester held the Derby last night and yet they are putting on another 14 races this afternoon.
The 14 races (10 of which are two bend sprints) have a total of 65 greyhounds competing.
If my maths are correct this is around 4.6 runners a race..

Words fail me..
Report Aladdin Sane July 7, 2023 1:57 PM BST
Not ONE 6 dog race on today’s 14 race Crayford card!
Report irishone July 16, 2023 5:08 PM BST
Delay at Towcester ...something not working....dogs back out of traps
Delay at Sittingbourne....something not working....dogs back out of traps
Sunday afternoon in 2023
WTF ?
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