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21 Jan 17 13:42
Date Joined: 18 Jun 04
| Topic/replies: 160 | Blogger: mammamia's blog
Only 3 meetings yet they still allow 2 of them to go off together, do they not talk to each other and work out a plan !!!!
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Report broadsword January 21, 2017 1:44 PM GMT
what is wrong with oirish racing ffs.....are they incapable of cooperation?
Report aasbff January 21, 2017 1:44 PM GMT
Yes they are broadsword, always have been
Report kjansch January 21, 2017 1:51 PM GMT
IRish going off to time

Haydock 5 minute delay for no reason

try to get the facts right
Report duncan idaho January 21, 2017 1:54 PM GMT
Irish dont give a sh!t about clashing with GB...very much a one-way street, that one
Report mammamia January 21, 2017 1:59 PM GMT
All they had to do was shift Haydock by 15 mins then all 10 mins apart
Report The Headmaster January 21, 2017 2:18 PM GMT
FFS Haydock has to be on at those times as it's being covered by a terrestrial channel.  That Irish stuff is barely being covered by its own CCTV.

Quite clear where the fault lies....AGAIN
Report broadsword January 21, 2017 2:20 PM GMT
they are very stubborn
Report The Headmaster January 21, 2017 2:23 PM GMT
Stubborn is rather polite, bs
Report flatcap January 21, 2017 2:23 PM GMT
Record the Navan race and watch it when the presenters are waffling. Simples
Report Barton Bank January 21, 2017 2:35 PM GMT
When considering the number of times UK tracks hold back races to wait for Irish races to finish (on occasion causing clashes with UK races in the process) it shouldn't be too much to expect for Navan to do the same today. Was never going to happen though.
Report The Headmaster January 21, 2017 2:43 PM GMT
Insular ****wits
Report mandarin January 21, 2017 2:52 PM GMT
Totally no need for a clash today Plain
Report pablo-fanque January 21, 2017 2:55 PM GMT
irish racing never wait or plan around the u.k. racing . there must be a reason that we are unaware of why this is the case as there seems to be no logic to it on a day like today . they only have to put races back by 5 minutes
Report roder2 January 21, 2017 3:00 PM GMT
its possible they don't know 2 meetings off over here. bless em
Report broadsword January 21, 2017 3:29 PM GMT
atr should have sorted this mess
Report Tolmi January 21, 2017 3:50 PM GMT
Fascinating that something as innocuous as putting back race times by 5 minutes can bring out obviously deep seated anti Irish sentiment in some posters.Ironically in their rush to  ridicule the Irish posters are only highlighting their own ignorance!!

Irish racing unlike the UK is not funded by a levy system.Those UK races which are delayed until Irish races finish are delayed so as UK punters can place last second bets thus increasing the levy take.They are not delayed for any other reason.Therfore any "we do it for them why don't they do it for us" sentiment is plainly misplaced.

It is amazing that when an Irish race time is fixed and the UK meeting is put back to clash somehow it ends up being the fault of the Irish!!!

Obviously it is not an ideal scenario but I would imagine that with SIS being the provider of Irish racing pictures the fault lies more with them than Navan but obviously that idea wouldn't suit some posters on here.
Report The Headmaster January 21, 2017 3:57 PM GMT
Tolmi you clearly known what you're talking about.

So, to clarify, Irish racing does not benefit from the punters' pound/euro?
Report TheFear January 21, 2017 4:02 PM GMT
Whenever I go racing the betting shops are full of punters watching the "aways". Why the f would Navan want to deny them this. Stubborness bordering on stupidity.
Report Tolmi January 21, 2017 4:06 PM GMT
Headmaster.. the Irish government benefits from a 1% levy on turnover but off course turnover has currently no effect on racing funding.

TheFear...How do you know Navan were even asked to put back their times? It's hardly their fault that Haydock moved back to clash!!
Report The Headmaster January 21, 2017 4:45 PM GMT
So what happens in LBOs has absolutely no effect on HRI's funding, Tolmi? Bookmakers effectively pay nothing for the sport?

You sure about that?
Report broadsword January 21, 2017 5:44 PM GMT
as a protest after todays kockups .......I WIL NOT BE WATCHING  TOMORROW
Report Wesdag January 21, 2017 6:09 PM GMT
I think UK racing might come out in sympathy by not staging any.

Report broadsword January 21, 2017 6:21 PM GMT

dont be so sensitive tolmi.
Report CustomCut January 21, 2017 6:25 PM GMT
So it's emerged that Navan agreed to delay their races beforehand but the Navan stewards interfered at the last minute. what a bunch of fking prats.
Report skygreenzone January 21, 2017 6:38 PM GMT
Just goes to show what these people think of punters in the shops and at home betting online we are just scum to them.
Report broadsword January 21, 2017 6:39 PM GMT
Consternation as Navan and Haydock races clash


ON A day when two meetings were lost, it might be hoped that fans watching at home could see all British and Irish racing uninhibited.

However, more than a quick finger on the remote was required for viewers on television as Haydock and Navan's races continually ran into each other during the busiest period of the afternoon.

The clash arose from Haydock's decision to move back race times by five minutes following Ascot's abandonment, for reasons explained by the BHA's media manager Robin Mounsey.

"As a contingency for the loss of Ascot we agreed with the racecourse to delay all races at Haydock by five minutes, which would allow ITV to show a fourth race from Haydock, which we were keen to accommodate so that terrestrial viewers could enjoy as much racing as possible," said Mounsey.

Many on social media voiced their frustration at the inability to spot the clash, but Mounsey went on to point out that it had been identified and acted upon. He continued: "As this would cause a clash with races at Navan we agreed with that racecourse that they would also delay.

Stewards' discretion

"These type of scheduling movements happen regularly," Mounsey added. "We are always keen to assist off-course betting, and have dedicated staff working on scheduling in real time.

"Our counterparts in Ireland are usually very accommodating to such requests. Unfortunately, on this occasion, when trying to enact this, the Irish stewards refused our request. We will follow up with the Irish authorities to determine the cause of the issue and ensure our regular cooperation is restored."

While officials at Navan were happy to accommodate the BHA's request, it was stewards at the course who blocked the move. It is understood that they saw no fit reason to delay their races.

Much was made of the clash of races on social media, with one tweeter observing that the finishes of the two races at 1.35, which included a Grade 2 novice chase at Haydock, took place within ten seconds of each other.
Report broadsword January 21, 2017 6:41 PM GMT
"Our counterparts in Ireland are usually very accommodating"........ not what ive seen
Report The Headmaster January 21, 2017 6:45 PM GMT
Some apologies due on this thread.
Report skygreenzone January 21, 2017 6:56 PM GMT
And people wonder why no one bets on the horses no more here is just one small example game is run by mugs and why do the stewards get the final say?
Report The Headmaster January 21, 2017 7:26 PM GMT
kjansch, Tolmi...ironically for you it appears some anti-English sentiment from the Irish Navan stewards appears to have fooked up everyone's afternoon.

Any comment?
Report kjansch January 21, 2017 7:42 PM GMT
quite happy to reply

Haydock supposedly( if you choose to believe them) were told that Navan would not delay.
There's absolutely no reason why they should, its a completely unrelated racing jurisdiction - therefore Haydock chose to make their decision in that light.
By the way that doesn't mean i agree with Navans attitude.

Noone would bat an eyelid if a french race or any other jurisdiction went off at the same time as an English/British race.
Trying to publicly blame another country for your own decisions is beyond pathetic..that's quite an embarrassing thing to publish if you ask me.
Racing UK tracks routinely send their races off clashing with top Irish races, i'd say theyre trying to have their cake and eat it here.
Report The Headmaster January 21, 2017 9:07 PM GMT

You weren't stewarding at Navan today were you, kjansch?  You've had slotted in just fine.
Report spyker January 21, 2017 10:46 PM GMT
There's absolutely no reason why they should

Other than common courtesy, oh and encouraging as many people as possible to watch at a time when new people might be (watching). Never know, if they had been very accommodating itv might have shown the odd race from Navan and it could have been the start of a beautiful relationship made on itv4...........
Report Cider January 22, 2017 9:07 AM GMT
I can see the argument from Navan's perspective tbh.

Only two meetings in the UK, who can go off whatever time they like (daylight allowing). The responsibility to shift lays with the UK imv. Why should everyone in Navan be delayed for 5 minutes to suit a UK broadcaster's scheduling?

Of course it's far from ideal for the races to be clashing, but itv should have been the ones to compromise, if anyone.
Report broadsword January 22, 2017 11:52 AM GMT
boycott the oirish racing today..........serve em right
Report spyker January 22, 2017 12:13 PM GMT
Of course it's far from ideal for the races to be clashing, but itv should have been the ones to compromise, if anyone.

It's got sod all to do with itv - if navan had been polite and agreed itv might have shown the odd race and it would have been good for future relationships, the local stewards obv saw things much more parochially, as is their right. The bha asked the irish stewards who said yes but the locals said no - repeatedly through the afternoon, the only losers being the racing public and irish racing.
Report Cider January 22, 2017 3:46 PM GMT
Why didn't Haydock just delay for 10 minutes? The last could still have been off to time.
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