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Barton Bank
18 Nov 14 10:48
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Perhaps not scheduling 2 races confined to Mares and making the opening 0-100 a regular handicap instead of a seller would help. It is a long way for a lot of people to travel so perhaps putting as few restrictions on entries as possible would help. Just a thought?
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Report Johnny_Mustang November 18, 2014 11:16 AM GMT
What would be particularly helpful would be if Fakenham was razed to the ground. A ghastly place, useless horses, pathetic prize money - usually watched by a smattering of in-breds with not much else to do.
Report Dave The Rave November 18, 2014 11:17 AM GMT
Might pop up to Fakenham this afternoon as not much to do. Wink
Report Mikael D'Haguenet November 18, 2014 11:18 AM GMT
Is there anywhere you do like Johnny? (Never been to Fakenham - might be exactly as described.)
Report Johnny_Mustang November 18, 2014 11:20 AM GMT
Plenty MD. London is the greatest city in the world. I adore Italy and the Cote d'Azur also.
Report Mikael D'Haguenet November 18, 2014 11:22 AM GMT
Sh1t racing in all three imo!
Report Johnny_Mustang November 18, 2014 11:23 AM GMT
Absolutely correct.
Report jackdaw November 18, 2014 12:41 PM GMT
Prize money at Fakenham is good compared with Ayr/Chepstow/Fontwell/Worcester.
Report bbc2 November 18, 2014 12:59 PM GMT
fakenham has very good crowds the track is on an old point to pont course.
Report Poppydog. November 18, 2014 1:00 PM GMT
Along with the BHA, Fakenham executive refused for many years,
to see the obvious problem of their run-in/finish,
to the detriment of many losing punters
Report Oceanfinance November 18, 2014 1:01 PM GMT
Fakenham prize money is fine. The COC never mentions it's in the middle of feckin nowhere.
Report foxy November 18, 2014 5:04 PM GMT
its racecourses like fakenham that make our racing so diverse great place to visit once a year.
Report johnnywilkinson November 18, 2014 8:09 PM GMT
THERE FIRST FIXTURE OF THE YEAR WAS A EMBARRASMENT TO THE TRAING AND OWNERS THAT PATRONISE THIS RACING GAME OF OURS THE PRIZE MONEY THAT WAS ON OFFER WAS A CREDIT TO FAKENHAM RACECOURSE ,I CANT BE EXACT BUT THERE WAS A 30K RACE AND A 15 K RACE IT ATTACTED VERY FEW RUNNERS AND I FELT SORRY FOR THE PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH COURSE ..THAT DAY THE TRAINERS FEDERATION SHOULD HAVE HUNG THERE HEADS I SHAME .....THE BEAUTY OF THIS COUNTRY OF OURS WHEN IT COMES TO HORSE RACING IS THE FACT THT OF ALL THE 56-57 COURSES WE HAVE EACH ONE IS DIFFERENT WITH ITS OWN CHARACTERSTICS CHARM AND BEAUTY ,I AM VERY PROUD OF THE FACT THAT IVE DONE EVERYONE AND WALKED MOST PLACES AS WELL .....KELSO,HEXHAM,FAKENHAM ARE A FEW THAT COME TO MIND AS  A WALK ROUND I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND ...WHEN WE LOSE TRACKS SUCH AS FOLKESTONE AND HEREFORD ITS A CRIMINAL SHAME THAT THEYVE GONE ,,,I STILL YEARN FOR THE DAY WHEN THEY RE- INTRODUCE NATIONAL HUNT RACING BACK AT NOTTINGHAM IT WAS THE FIRST TIME MY DAD TOOK ME RACING A NIGHT MEETING WHICH FEATURED KING OF PEACE AND GLANFORD BRIG THE DAY WHEN STAN MELLOR RODE OUZOTO WIN THERE ,,,,SO AS THE OLD SAYING GOES ........BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR
Report wildmanfromborneo November 18, 2014 8:14 PM GMT
Fakenham is a hidden gem in a beautiful part of the world.

When I lived in London I went racing there every day I could,you should all go there at least once.
Report racingstar November 18, 2014 8:19 PM GMT
Jenny Pitman regularly ran good horses there.
Report johnnywilkinson November 18, 2014 8:20 PM GMT
ITS A FANTASTIC PLACE
Report foxy November 18, 2014 8:20 PM GMT
jw

its not a big price national hunt returns to Nottingham.


well said wildman
Report johnnywilkinson November 18, 2014 8:24 PM GMT
ITS A COMPARASON WITH NEWBURY FOXY ...WHAT A PLACE TO INTRODUCE YOUNG HORSES TO GIVE THEM A FAIR INTODUCTION ......GARRY WILTSHIRE HAD A MARE THAT WON SEVERAL TIMES THERE ....VADO VIA ...SHE BRED IF IM RIGHT MI ODDS...VADO VIA SHE NEVER LET ME DOWN WHEN I NEEEDED HER
Report johnnywilkinson November 18, 2014 8:25 PM GMT
WITH ARC SLAUGHTERING THE GAME LOSING HEREFORD AND FOLKESTONE ...JUMPS AT NOTTS WOULDNT BE THE WORST IDEA IN THE WORLD
Report racingstar November 18, 2014 8:25 PM GMT
That is exactly why it will not happen,JohnnySad
Report foxy November 18, 2014 8:29 PM GMT
racingstar

Nottingham is jockey club racecourses
Report johnnywilkinson November 18, 2014 8:30 PM GMT
YEAHHHHH ,SO THERETongue Out
Report racingstar November 18, 2014 8:30 PM GMT
I love NH racing and would love it to happen gents.
Report johnnywilkinson November 18, 2014 8:32 PM GMT
I HOPE SO IM 88 AND I DOUBT IF I WILL...I NEARLY GOT RUN OVER TODAY BY A BUS
Report racingstar November 18, 2014 8:34 PM GMT
Johnny,
The "Sweaties" goalkeeper threw himself under a bus the other day and missedLaugh
Report Dr Gonzo November 19, 2014 9:40 AM GMT
Agree above with the comments about the NTF/ROA. Constantly whinge about prize money then fail to support courses who put on meetings with decent money. The traveling time is hardly an excuse for Lambourn trainers, who send horses to Haydock or Market Rasen and anywhere north of there.
Report matt hughes November 19, 2014 11:59 AM GMT
3'10 at warwick £2.2k to the winner similar to 20 years ago,its amazing anyone runs in these races.

Bookmakers don't care about it, it takes too long it, gets called off...

Big trainers and owners only care about stepping stones to the 'festivals'.

Bookmakers now run racing and will dump low jumps tracks as soon as possible.

If no one is prepared to invest in low level jumps its not going to last.

Fake and other tracks needs to encourage jumps trainers to set up in the area.
Report motseel November 19, 2014 12:14 PM GMT
Beautiful course,where else can you feel comfortable in your wellingtons.
Report Deltâ November 19, 2014 12:14 PM GMT
in bed here ...
Report SlippyBlue November 19, 2014 1:21 PM GMT
I absolutely love Fakenham, when I lived near Cambridge I hardly missed a meeting for over a decade. If any of you that enjoy National Hunt racing haven't been before then I would highly recommend a visit.
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