Sep 20, 2012 -- 11:20AM, roo wrote:
Once they shut gaffs that get good crowds and keep ones open that attract nobody you know the games fecked.Folkestone this summer has been a joy to go too, well attended, friendly, really good attendances as per usual.Yet thats shutting.Dross las should never in a million yrs be allowed to have flat racing and so many fixtures.What does kempton bring to the table for 99% of it meetings bar bookies fodder for the machine loons??
Folkestone was a lovely course, good holiday crowds and good hard core NH Punters.
If anyone with half a brain who wasn't a greedy selfish Bar Stard had owned it and run it properly,
it'd be thriving today.
Close down Brighton and Southwell instead, both 5hit holes with mediocre/Crap racing.
Sep 21, 2023 -- 3:46AM, jimnast wrote:
We do need a Christmas festival trident ,one day at kempton and two at ascot ,getting races from Newbury and sandown plus a couple from the weekend prior to Christmas run at ascot.
Must agree with you. I look forward to Boxing Day, rather than xmas day myself
Sep 21, 2023 -- 7:08AM, dambuster wrote:
If you cut the fixture list by 33% then the prize money would be better divided, who wants to watch AW Racing in the summer,or jump racing in the height of the summer.?. cut those out and put that prize money towards the lower end of the scale.
They will never do that. Reason- Bookmakers want races in the evenings to lure people to the slots and casinos.
Sep 21, 2023 -- 7:36AM, sparrow wrote:
Yes lets throw thousands of people out of work by decimating the industry in order to please people who might not like a particular type of racing.
Reducing the fixtures wouldn't reduce the number of horses in training would it?
for example if there were 100 maidens in training and the prize money was 100k for these to race on a weekday.
You could have 8 races of 12 horses with 12.5k a race.
Or split it out by grade
1 race for the ~ 10 Grade A horses with 32k in the race pot
2 race for the ~ 30 Grade B horses with 16k in each race pot
3 race for the ~ 60 Grade B horses with 9k in each race pot
Same prize money, same number of horses.. but you are catering for the good/mediocre/bad.
..I've assumed horses follow the expected triangular view of ability... one really good horse and lots of bad ones with a few in the middle..
And the BHA/IHRB have to know what number of horses are in training in each category so they are well capable of organizing this.
Little point putting 20 races on if there are only 50/60 horses in training capable of running in them.
Sep 22, 2023 -- 4:10AM, roggrain wrote:
Until the arrival of the totally cashless society.
Its already arrived.
Sep 22, 2023 -- 7:00AM, sageform wrote:
How many public toilets still require coins to get in?
I don't know where you frequent sageform, but around here it's only a £2 coin excepted, but you do get change with a voucher.