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15 Aug 23 08:20
Date Joined: 15 Jun 05
| Topic/replies: 249 | Blogger: layem&payem's blog
Has the card at Suffolk Downs ever started on time ? If the racing manager would like to contact me I will buy him a decent alarm clock, so he can get up on time to sort out the farce that is Suffolk Downs, Mildenhall, greyhound track.
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Report TheGoddess August 28, 2023 11:57 AM BST
Late again this morning FFS!!
Report Aladdin Sane September 1, 2023 8:17 AM BST
Yet more problems again this morning. It’s just embarrassing…
Report shoodacoodadidnt September 1, 2023 9:08 AM BST
It's the hare that doesn't get up on time - very lazy hare
Report Big muff September 18, 2023 11:20 AM BST
Another delayed card......shocking
Report Aladdin Sane September 18, 2023 1:56 PM BST
I think that most people would accept the occasional delay due to unforeseen circumstances. The problem, as I see it, with Suffolk Downs and Towcester is that delays have become the norm and the only thing “occasional” is their ability to run races on schedule.
Running an hour and a half late, as they have been today has, more or less, become acceptable which is just ridiculous..
Report Aladdin Sane September 19, 2023 10:43 AM BST
Another meeting today, and same old story..

Greyhound racing in this country, as we all know, has just become a laughing stock..
Report Aladdin Sane September 19, 2023 10:54 AM BST
Another meeting and yet another delay!
This morning’s meeting running around 25 minutes late..

It just appears unprofessional and symptomatic of UK greyhound racing..
Report Aladdin Sane September 19, 2023 10:56 AM BST
Oops, apologies. Didn’t think first post went through so rewrote it and submitted again.

Totally unprofessional and symptomatic of my typing and IT skills!
Report casemoney September 19, 2023 2:50 PM BST
According to Stan Kennett The remedy is Beaming Irish Meetings into the Shops and More Irish Coverage on Racingpost gravy TV ,Plan B is Afghan racing
Report casemoney September 19, 2023 2:52 PM BST
Plan C is any animal other than a Horse with 4 Legs , that will not need re homing
Report wondersobright September 19, 2023 3:31 PM BST
what price virtual sh1te filling some gaps on rptv next year
Report wondersobright September 19, 2023 3:31 PM BST
12 graded sprints from towie & 12 from brushwood
Report SlippyBlue September 19, 2023 4:31 PM BST
Imagine taking someone racing for the very first time and bring them to Suffolk Downs.

Report casemoney September 19, 2023 5:25 PM BST
Yes spot on Won , Hobbsie going through a full list of the Tainers and Connections at Brushwood  , and how fantastic it is that Races are off on time
Report sparrow September 19, 2023 5:56 PM BST
SlippyBlue 19 Sep 23 16:31 
Imagine taking someone racing for the very first time and bring them to Suffolk Downs.

But where would you take someone Greyhound racing for the very first time?
Report SlippyBlue September 19, 2023 7:27 PM BST
England - Hove
Ireland - Shelbourne Park

Outside the London tracks, that are no more, Hove was always my favourite.
During the Suncrest Sail era especially,  and the mid 90's Regency win, Hove was a tremendous place to go.
Report sparrow September 19, 2023 8:08 PM BST
Last time I went to Shelbourne was about 20 years ago and very much enjoyed it even though I lost. Been to Hove many times but the last visit was a Sunday BAGS meeting also about 20 years since and there was a total lack of atmosphere despite a fair crowd for that sort of meeting. As a Social Club Secretary back in the 1990s I often arranged trips to Belle Vue and Sheffield with the Manchester venue much preferred and many of these people were going racing for the first time but unfortunately Belle Vue is no more.
Report casemoney September 19, 2023 10:36 PM BST
Monmore a nice Enough track sparrow , Pelaw for a night was Fine of a Saturday  , Proper dog people there , Not full of six packers , A few youngsters enjoying the Evening
Its up close up and Personal there, you can stroll Down to the Paddock see the Dogs etc  ,sadly Saturdays have gone, I would go once a Month for a  night out  , The Manager RPTV Dave appears to have no interest in even one Saturday meeting a Month   ,Could have an 8 race intertrack  With Toon and Sun and Rotate the meetings ,each advertising each other , But of course that Cant be done for what ever reasons  , So there is not even a meeting in the North east on a Saturday Night , Unfathomable tbh

Once great spectacle of Dog racing is No More  , For many reasons , Cant see the sport lasting another 20 years  . I was lucky and Caught the end of an Era Attending the City etc , Sparrow more so ,They were great Days even when I started to go to the City in the 70s ,The don was far from the Worst  some great times there , To be left with the Derby Venue we now have is shocking ,I think there is actually a Strong case for Moving it every 2 years If various other tracks can comply  .. 
With the Dog situation as is  it is hard to see what can be done  , Never mind new blood into the Sport its hard to keep Avid Dog Fans interested  ..
Report sparrow September 20, 2023 8:53 AM BST
I suppose we have said it all time and again and maybe are just wasting our time now. These days I just play a few races at night and the only track I play more than once a week is Sheffield.
Report casemoney September 20, 2023 1:41 PM BST
Not a bad card at Rom Friday Sparrow ,a Few stayers races
Report wondersobright September 20, 2023 1:50 PM BST
full fields as well @ brushy get them combi fc tc bets on
Report sparrow September 20, 2023 4:13 PM BST
Yes case and I thought Romford had given up completely with the 750m trip. First for quite a while now.
Report Aladdin Sane September 22, 2023 8:35 AM BST
Another meeting - same old story.
First race actually went off on time and now we’ve reverted to type…
Report wondersobright October 19, 2023 2:00 PM BST
trap 3 turned again & opened the back door AFTER being checked over...stopped hare Whoops
Report SlippyBlue October 19, 2023 2:15 PM BST
It's completely absurd that can happen.
Mind boggling incompetence of the highest order.

I was on stripes of course!
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