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onlooker
18 Jun 21 18:01
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(3yo 0-75) Winner £2,862 11 runners 1m Good To Soft RTV (STALLS Centre)
Echo Beach's Handicap Mark  77 Entries  28 pay £25

Penalty value  1st  £2,862.00
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Not  very  good - is it.
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Report barstool June 18, 2021 7:05 PM BST
Win 7 in a row and you might just pay the bills.
Report sageform June 18, 2021 7:10 PM BST
Even at Ascot they have only kept the win prizes up to scratch by removing fifth and sixth prizes from all but Group 1 races.
Report barstool June 18, 2021 7:19 PM BST
Only having one bet at the meeting, Hunni in the 7.30.
Report know all June 19, 2021 12:51 AM BST
thats why bent races are now the norm the day to day stuff is finished, how can anyone owners trainers make anything without the fiddling it will just get worse and put the nail in the coffin
Report Davros June 19, 2021 9:20 AM BST
barstool - amazing to think that winning 7 races in a calendar year at those prize levels wouldn't come that close to covering operational costs.
Report SlippyBlue June 19, 2021 10:21 AM BST
That is quite incredulous that in this day and age such a paltry sum is allocated to winning connections, especially at a track such as Newmarket.
Report workrider June 19, 2021 10:26 AM BST
That is why so many British owners are flocking to Ireland..Prize money a total joke in the U.K. I'd say they were racing for that kind of money 30 or 40 years ago...
Report The Pies June 19, 2021 11:29 AM BST
Was making progress up to 2018 but new FOBT regs and consequent reduction in media rights paid to courses and COVID has sent it hurtling in wrong direction. Comparisons with previous years are slightly skewed by redistribution of race prize money with place money increased at expense of winners prize.
Report TheAnorak June 19, 2021 1:12 PM BST
It's almost exactly the same as 40 years ago. I owned the winner of a race at Warwick in June 1981 that would have been about the same level as a 0-75 now. The penalty value to the winner was £2,821.

It's the big races and the top handicaps that have kept pace with inflation. The same horse ran in the Goodwood Stakes in 1981, penalty value £4,604. That race this year will be worth £25,770 to the winner.
Report barstool June 19, 2021 1:19 PM BST
Racecourse are said to get about £12,000 media income per race. When you consider sponsors and owners also put into the pot, it is pretty shameful.

Oh, and ARC want more meetings before they will put in additional funding.CryCryCry
Report Davros June 19, 2021 2:00 PM BST
In real terms £4604 in 1981 is now worth £17780. 

If beer prices had increased at the rate of 0-75 handicap prize money, pints would cost just 51p now and I would probably have died long ago.

How long can the current situation last?  I'm sure many wealthy-enough people are put off owning by a sport that treats them like financial idiots.
Report DOUBLED June 19, 2021 2:09 PM BST
BHA sold out to Bookmakers who make billions every year...utter disgrace
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 19, 2021 2:24 PM BST
ARC - Scum
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