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DancingBraveTheBest
03 Mar 21 12:31
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for 1st time in years.......£3.50..... couldnt believe how much its gone up in priceSurprised
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Report GAZO March 3, 2021 12:33 PM GMT
they will soon have secruity tags on them
Report posy March 3, 2021 12:35 PM GMT
Doesn't it usually go up in price at the start of Cheltenham.....£3.50 might be a bargain !
Report DancingBraveTheBest March 3, 2021 12:38 PM GMT
I was gunna order it with my local newsagents for rest of March to be delivered but your talking over £100Crazy
Report cardifffc March 3, 2021 12:39 PM GMT
dancing...weekender £3.90
Report impossible123 March 3, 2021 12:44 PM GMT
£3.50 = 9 rolls of Andrex toilet paper. Why...one day usage? For the filth content? Aiding and abetting the incompetents.
Report saddo March 3, 2021 1:11 PM GMT
I thought he was kidding, £3.50 Shocked. Must be a lot cheaper online? Just buy one if you go racing like.
Report parispike March 3, 2021 1:15 PM GMT
It was 25p when first published (1987?). Allowing for inflation should be less than a £1.

It's £3.50 (actually I thought it might be £3.90).

Conclusion - rip off.
Report the dealer March 3, 2021 1:17 PM GMT
Roughly £6 a day for betting shops, which includes the display edition.

They are done a fair bit of turn over during the lockdowns. Roughly £40k a day.
Report foxy top March 3, 2021 1:19 PM GMT
early 2000s I was having it delivered daily at 90p and that was when it was still good with my old mate Paul Haigh  writing for them Crazy
Report Hayden March 3, 2021 1:20 PM GMT
Last bought a copy on August 31st 2007 , thankfully my strategies have no use for the content these days.

Not just the cost tbh it's the dirty finger prints over everywhere , last newspaper bought was Daily Telegraph on the same date.

Not throwing money down the drain and clean woodwork , what's not to like   Happy
Report SeeMoreBusiness March 3, 2021 1:28 PM GMT
£3.90 on saturday Paris
Report guernseylion March 3, 2021 1:56 PM GMT
Should reduce it to £3.45 and only have 279 tipsters giving their opinion each edition
Report hulk23 March 3, 2021 2:06 PM GMT
anyone else been getting the display edition and sticking it on the living room wall.  i find it helps.
Report saddo March 3, 2021 2:24 PM GMT
ffs  Laugh
Report jmdc March 4, 2021 10:18 AM GMT
Sure to hit the £4 mark come Cheltenham. The fools know not what they do!
Report Manoleeds March 4, 2021 10:21 AM GMT
Is Birchy still tipping?
Report cardifffc March 4, 2021 10:35 AM GMT
jmdc...weekender will go up to 4 quid
Report HGS March 4, 2021 10:47 AM GMT
Ridiculously expensive. Absolutely no need and the greyhound section is a disgrace to the heady days of the Greyhound Life Sad
Report CROPSICK March 4, 2021 10:50 AM GMT
Come on lads, Patrick Mullins and Chris Cooke need to eat as well
Report jimmythewon March 4, 2021 11:00 AM GMT
There seems to be a significant misunderstanding over the costs of producing a limited market daily newspaper (the only 7 day a week daily in the UK, most of the others are separate Sunday journals). The paper relies on up to the minute (not 2 day old as you get elsewhere) copy with a hugely significant computer based input which must be constantly updated manually. There is no horse racing News Agency that would allow pre-prepared copy to be slipped into a space needing to be filled. Transport costs are huge by comparison with tabloids. If i costs £600 to send 5000 copies of a tabloid by train, how much to send 50 Racing Posts? It is not £6. The RP does a fabulous job. Stop moaning about the price. If you cannot use the RP to find you a 20/1 winner you would not otherwise have backed, you should not be betting. My last RP good one? Jorgie at 50/1 and again at 33/1 yesterday. Now that paid for a few copies! Incidentally, they are not trying to sell you other peoples' political views. Readers of the Daily Fail please note.
Report HGS March 4, 2021 11:02 AM GMT
ok Bruce
Report GLASGOWCALLING March 4, 2021 11:05 AM GMT
..

  .... Cheers Bruce. Happy
Report parispike March 4, 2021 11:10 AM GMT
jummythewon all that may well be true but does not explain the extravagant price increase over and above inflation.....
Report stewarts rise March 4, 2021 11:21 AM GMT
Jimmythewon, glad to see you've backed some nice winners inc Jorge, can you tell me how reading the RP paper version helped you pick these over and above what you couldn't have gleaned on line for nothing?
Report cardifffc March 4, 2021 11:24 AM GMT
It would be a sad day if we ever lost the racing post.Be careful what you wish for.
Report HGS March 4, 2021 11:28 AM GMT
They would have themselves only to blame cardiff. I fail to see why this paper costs so much. How many thousands of punters have they lost because of their inflation busting increase year upon year?
Report loper March 4, 2021 11:38 AM GMT
I haven't bought it for a year because I only purchase it when I go racing.

But my recollection is that there is not a 2 page spread without at the very least one bookmaker advert.

In the whole paper there must be several hundred adverts, all of which one assumes, are not printed for free.

Many newspapers these days are printed and distributed free of charge, the advertising revenue and on line fees covering printing costs.

This seems to have passed Bruce by in his unctuous portrayal of the RP's virtues and cost analysis above.
Report jimmythewon March 4, 2021 11:39 AM GMT
PS Racing Post nap today was glen Mooar (2.40 Lud). Unfortunately the 14/1 is gone. 8/1 is still a fair price.
Report jimmythewon March 4, 2021 11:45 AM GMT
To Stewarts Rise: if RP was not produced in paper form at its current price there would be no online free version (lacking Signposts and all the journalistic content which would encourage (or discourage) a bet).
Report jimmythewon March 4, 2021 12:01 PM GMT
To Parispike: sorry I should have added that the costs of maintaining and updating very significant electronic data rise far faster than inflation because every time something new becomes available it has to be added at extra cost. It is not enough just to maintain the data from a year ago (the cost of that would go up only by inflation): it is the costs associated with buying progress and today's data which must be accurate and not just some hack's paid for opinion These are new costs. Tabloid newspapers do not have this task. They pick up stories from that day's newsfeed, paraphrase them, add their own political view (or more likely, the proprietor's view),  and spout it. Anyone can do that on the cheap. Have you seen the huge increase in the numbers of backroom staff used by ITN and BBC news. These people were not there 30 years ago. What are they doing? Monitoring other agencies' newsfeeds and other web based sources. The RP has the same task several times over: it has to retain that days news (as form etc) for future reference and update it. The daily excess does not have to update the result of a referendum. A lot easier. And, of course, the updating is manual, labour intensive (and keeps someone in a job).
Report G Hall March 4, 2021 12:11 PM GMT
Jimmy all I require are the cards, with the form ie last 3 runs, and I would happily pay £2 daily for it, even though it would be over the odds.

I do not need the "tipsters", analysis or trainer/jockey views and I most certainly do not need articles or interviews, I think they would sell a lot more copies that way.
Report know all March 4, 2021 12:18 PM GMT
good to have both sides of looking at it, the post has branched out and will not rely on the newspaper for profits

Racing Post announced that it is rebranding the group of companies it owns as Spotlight Sports Group. There are now four businesses in the group, including Racing Post; Apsley (My Racing and Free Super Tips),  ICS (Independent Content Services) and ANZ Bloodstock. They will be known collectively as the Spotlight Sports Group.

At ICE 2020, the group showcased the variety of services on offer with a core purpose to make sports betting brands shine. The group’s services – media (advertising and sponsorship); content; retail; trading, agency and translation – can support bookmakers at every stage of their customers’ journey – whether it be finding, reaching, acquiring, engaging, stimulating or retaining them.


Spotlight Sports Group will be the home to highly successful brands in the betting world including Racing Post, one of the most recognised and trusted names in sports betting with 34 years of intimate industry experience. The global reach and sports expertise are further strengthened by My Racing, Free Super Tips, Pickswise and Soccerbase. The specialist international agency services, ICS-digital and ICS-translate, help improve clients’ effectiveness in the marketplace by driving extended reach and increased traffic through performance marketing and by providing expertise in SEO, content marketing, digital PR and translation services.

Allsported, launched in 2019 with partners Banach Technologies and TXODDS,  is the best-in-class horseracing trading solution that employs the latest in modern, dynamic and flexible technology providing bookmakers with a comprehensive end-to-end racing service to help grow market share in the multi-billion pound global horseracing market.

Spotlight Sports Group has a huge breadth of content, product and marketing expertise across multiple sports, territories and languages. Increasingly using AI to power new customer experiences such as the launch of the Intellr in-play football product in 2019. The Spotlight Sports Group are now able to work more closely than ever with partners to deliver the audience, products, content and support they need.

Alan Byrne, Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief, said: ‘This marks a significant moment in the history of Racing Post. We are no longer solely a print and racing business, though the Racing Post will always be our flagship brand. Our Group now offers a wide range of valuable services to bookmakers and other partners. We have a number of brands and services, but what unites them is a commitment to quality and to offering compelling content across a wide variety of sports.’

Louise Agran, Chief Marketing Officer, said ‘Spotlight is associated with shedding light and intense scrutiny which reflects how we help our customers across the group. We introduced Spotlight when we launched the Racing Post in 1986 to give our customers a complete snapshot of each horse’s chances and we continue to use it on our products to this day. It makes sense to maintain this strong connection with the Racing Post brand and the Spotlight Sports Group brand identity also benefits from being easily understood, visually strong and works in an international context which is important for our expansion plans.’
Report Gaze733 March 4, 2021 12:21 PM GMT
Why would you pay for the cards when they are free everywhere.
Report parispike March 4, 2021 12:25 PM GMT
To Parispike: sorry I should have added that the costs of maintaining and updating very significant electronic data rise far faster than inflation because every time something new becomes available it has to be added at extra cost. It is not enough just to maintain the data from a year ago (the cost of that would go up only by inflation): it is the costs associated with buying progress and today's data which must be accurate and not just some hack's paid for opinion These are new costs. Tabloid newspapers do not have this task. They pick up stories from that day's newsfeed, paraphrase them, add their own political view (or more likely, the proprietor's view),  and spout it. Anyone can do that on the cheap. Have you seen the huge increase in the numbers of backroom staff used by ITN and BBC news. These people were not there 30 years ago. What are they doing? Monitoring other agencies' newsfeeds and other web based sources. The RP has the same task several times over: it has to retain that days news (as form etc) for future reference and update it. The daily excess does not have to update the result of a referendum. A lot easier. And, of course, the updating is manual, labour intensive (and keeps someone in a job).

jimmytheone - paragraphs help! All that does not justify an increase in real terms from under a £ to £3.50!
Report know all March 4, 2021 12:27 PM GMT
My Racing, Free Super Tips, Pickswise and Soccerbase

thats a suprise
Report hulk23 March 4, 2021 12:56 PM GMT
PS Racing Post nap today was glen Mooar (2.40 Lud). Unfortunately the 14/1 is gone. 8/1 is still a fair price.

if anyone did manage to get the 14's, their account is now marked by one of your lovely sponsors & if they get 14's again it will be limited to buttons time.
Report hulk23 March 4, 2021 1:06 PM GMT
Racing Post, RP Ratings   +2.41
Racing Post, Spotlight   -5.27
Racing Post, West Country   -12.39
Racing Post, The Punt   -15.86
Racing Post, Lambourn   -32.68
Racing Post, Postdata   -40.25
Racing Post, The North   -49.88
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