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onlooker
06 Feb 20 12:33
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1:31 ..... instead of 1:30

FFS !

Just who are the numpties making these DAFT Decisions.

Worse still ... Just who do THEY THINK they are.  Cry
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Report duncan idaho February 6, 2020 1:52 PM GMT
1.30 would always be close to end of 3m ch off at 1.23 Donc...extra minute sensible surely (without getting too close to next @ 1.40)
Report pablo-fanque February 6, 2020 1:59 PM GMT
they avoided quite a few clashes the first day they tried them which is a good thing imo
Report longbridge February 6, 2020 2:09 PM GMT
What has got you so upset onlooker?  Is there something special about having race start times at 0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 other than "that is how we have always done it"?

If (and it is a big if) they could get races off on time then (as duncan idaho says) it would make sense for race times to be adjusted according to whether the race they follow at another course is a 5f Flat or a 3m 4f Chase?
Report madhatters February 6, 2020 2:11 PM GMT
IF
If they can get them off on time
Then run them at the proper times
Report john92 February 6, 2020 2:23 PM GMT
I don't see the problem but should come with proper fines for not going off on time.
Report posy February 6, 2020 2:25 PM GMT
Be interesting to see how Sandown respond ;for years they've been ignoring official start times
Report sparrow February 6, 2020 2:33 PM GMT
Just pretend you're at a Greyhound track. We've coped with it for years.
Report Cantthinkofaclevername February 6, 2020 2:44 PM GMT
Australia and US have been doing it for years. They seem to have coped.
Report ashleigh February 6, 2020 3:02 PM GMT
odd 8 mins between races, but now between 2-55 and 4-04 they vary times between 10 and 15 mins.Surprised
Report Wesdag February 6, 2020 3:47 PM GMT
to keep the luddites happy?

Plain
Report jamesdean February 8, 2020 2:48 PM GMT
Best decision THEY have made in years

It's working an absolute treat
Report Wesdag February 8, 2020 2:50 PM GMT
indeed, not even an overlaps

all thanks to Ruby
Report Wesdag February 8, 2020 2:55 PM GMT
*any
Report geoff m February 8, 2020 2:57 PM GMT
quite like em . far better.
Report Mikael D'Haguenet February 8, 2020 2:59 PM GMT
Seems like most people think the OP is nonsense, not the scheduled off time.
Report xmoneyx February 8, 2020 2:59 PM GMT
what op is really saying

please crowdfund me a rolex
Report Wesdag February 8, 2020 3:01 PM GMT
Laugh
Report john92 February 8, 2020 3:05 PM GMT
The Irish getting in on the act too
Report steerforth February 8, 2020 3:11 PM GMT
I have no problem in principe - but does say one thing loud and clear - TOO MUCH RACING.
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