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The Dragon
10 Apr 24 15:18
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Not only coping with abondonments due to waterlogging i reckon crowds must be badly down on expectations

Market Rasen looks empty today.

More finanacial pressures on racecourses?

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By:
stewarts rise
When: 10 Apr 24 15:41
Who wants to stand out all day in this weather, only the poor bookies who have to turn up.
By:
Ramruma
When: 10 Apr 24 15:53
I'm pretty sure that bad weather explains Cheltenham's falling attendances better than domination by Willie Mullins. Paying through the nose to be cold and wet gets boring after the second or third year.
By:
hulk23
When: 10 Apr 24 15:58
£34 to get in seems quite reasonable

Adult Admission
Race card
Red Rum Meal Voucher with Hot Drink
Pint of house lager/beer
By:
jimnast
When: 10 Apr 24 16:43
I would say definitely the dragon it’s certainly cut my days back quite considerably it’s not just getting cold and wet it’s the added dangers on the road.
By:
jimnast
When: 10 Apr 24 16:45
Ramruma

The domination of Mullins has been a poor excuse the majority who go the first 3 days just want to see the best horses and if Mullins has all the best horses so be it.
By:
jimnast
When: 10 Apr 24 16:47
It’s just shown the crowd at leopardstown on ruk never ever have I seen the betting ring so full.
By:
Jumper45
When: 10 Apr 24 16:59

Apr 10, 2024 -- 4:47PM, jimnast wrote:


It’s just shown the crowd at leopardstown on ruk never ever have I seen the betting ring so full.


Student race day. Take out the students and there wouldn't be many there.

By:
jimnast
When: 10 Apr 24 17:00
Yes jumper I know it’s student’s race day I merely posted it as I thought it was coincidental when discussing small crowds I looked up and couldn’t believe what I saw.
By:
leif
When: 10 Apr 24 18:10
7 million families are struggling to pay their bills. Similar amount of people missing repayments that'll hit their credit rating.
11% of adults have no disposable income.

JC announces 1.5 million cut in prize money, blaming Cheltenham attendance as a contributory factor.
Spaffed gawd knows how much trying to get Sunday evening racing off the ground during lean times only to find the only people interested are a handful of degenerate punters and old farts sat in their armchairs picking the fluff out of their navel.

We've been treated like cattle on racecoures since the year dot, getting royally fleeced into the bargain.Sad
By:
sageform
When: 10 Apr 24 18:11
And most of them seemed dressed for a nightclub rather than a racecourse.
By:
Cider
When: 10 Apr 24 18:22
leif, the first part of your post is typical liberalist trope. those same people don't appear to have an issue giving ronald mcdonald their custom, or mr uber, mr apple, or mr sky

most people who have no disposable income also have no inclination to earn an income (or visit a racecourse as a paying customer)
By:
jimnast
When: 10 Apr 24 18:23
Out of those 7 million families how many don’t have sky tv and mobile phones ?
By:
jimnast
When: 10 Apr 24 18:24
Sorry cider posted without seeing your post
By:
Cider
When: 10 Apr 24 18:31
it's spot on jim, the amounts handed out on welfare nowadays are eye watering. but the old socialists still like to bang the drum about people supposedly living on dripping and a cold bath once a week.

reality is that it's a different world to when I grew up, and there is work for anyone who wants it. Minimum wage is now £11.44 an hour ffs, and the are jobs in abundance.
By:
jimnast
When: 10 Apr 24 18:41
Yes jobs everywhere and all types of jobs in fact the leisure industry is begging for workers.
By:
hulk23
When: 10 Apr 24 18:44
Minimum wage is now £11.44 an hour

5 days, 12 hours a day.  almost £36k a year, on minimum wage.
By:
swiftynifty
When: 10 Apr 24 18:47
good God , a 12 hour day? let me home to watch netflix, I've had long covid don't you know, main symptom bone idleness.
By:
jimnast
When: 10 Apr 24 18:49
Yes swifty many got the taste for the bone idle symptoms during the pandemic.
By:
sageform
When: 10 Apr 24 18:52
Does the minimum wage specify a higher rate for overtime/weekend work? Genuine question. I doubt if many employees work more than 37 hours a week. Self employed of course work 70 hours and still can't cope with demand.
By:
sageform
When: 10 Apr 24 18:52
Does the minimum wage specify a higher rate for overtime/weekend work? Genuine question. I doubt if many employees work more than 37 hours a week. Self employed of course work 70 hours and still can't cope with demand.
By:
workrider
When: 10 Apr 24 18:52
I was in Leopardstown today Jimnast and one of the security guards came up to me and said she was told they were expecting 7,000 students but she said it was more like 12,000 . My Granddaughter appeared after the 4th race and said she couldn't believe how long it took to get in and it cost 30e , she is in Collage but surely that's far to dear , talk about encouraging newcomers doubt many will be back at those prices ,for what was a rubbish card full of odds on shots . Shame on Leopardstown for charging so much....
By:
FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK
When: 10 Apr 24 19:00
They not getting some sort
After racing gig ??? For that
By:
Cider
When: 10 Apr 24 19:01
DAFT PUNK TRIBUTE
Marquee After Racing
DAFT PUNK TRIBUTE will be keeping you and your pals buzzing after racing in the marquee, with hits such as 'Robot Rock' and 'One More Time'.

BODY FUNK
In Tote Hall
BODYFUNK will be taking over the UV disco in the Racing Hall after racing.This Ibiza-themed band brings DJ saxophones, drums to the ultimate live performance.It's going to get FUNKY!

DJ JAMIE MAGUIRE
In The Marquee
The marquee is where all the action off-track will be and SPIN1038 DJ JAMIE MAGUIRE will be kick starting the craic and party atmosphere with sets in between racing.
By:
ImSoLuckyLucky!
When: 10 Apr 24 19:04
Whats happened in the Toilets?
I be throwing UP
Laugh
By:
Cider
When: 10 Apr 24 19:04
I assumed it was almost free, given the numbers, until I looked it up. 20 euros for early booking if you agree to sign up to something or other. Would be nice to tie in a free drink and bet in with the ticket.
By:
FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK
When: 10 Apr 24 19:08
Rough ride by what work rider outlined
But there you have it
Disco after that’s money cost
By:
FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK
When: 10 Apr 24 19:09
Chelmsford having
Ministry of sound one of there meeting in next coming month
I’d bet that’s north £50 notes
By:
Cider
When: 10 Apr 24 19:10
Does the minimum wage specify a higher rate for overtime/weekend work? Genuine question. I doubt if many employees work more than 37 hours a week. Self employed of course work 70 hours and still can't cope with demand.


No, but there are A LOT of mandated workplace entitlements. Auto enrolment, holidays, banks holidays, maternity/paternity and so on. Maternity is now huge, my place is six months on full pay AND accruing leave. So that's another month, and they still get full salsac contributions.
By:
workrider
When: 10 Apr 24 19:30
Most of the kids were out for a good time granted, but I doubt 12,000 will fit under a Tent and its lashing down now and few of the Women have enough clothing on to cover their heads never mind anywhere else...
By:
jimnast
When: 10 Apr 24 19:30
That’s ridiculous workrider I pay 50 euro for two days at the Dublin festival and I get 8 grade ones for that.

Shame on leopardstown today one of many attractions to Irish racing is the cost of going racing.
By:
barstool
When: 10 Apr 24 19:30
10 am start on Saturday morning.

Who on earth is going to attend that?

Bookies no doubt hoping to cash in on the extra footfall in their shops.
By:
barstool
When: 10 Apr 24 19:31
At Chelmsford, of all places.
By:
workrider
When: 10 Apr 24 19:32
Exactly Jimnast I thought it was shameful what they charged.....
By:
jimnast
When: 10 Apr 24 19:35
Thirsk next Saturday 4 o’clock start they expecting a 50% fall in their attendance no choice of the racecourse bha and jcr decided to bully the small tracks then jcr go back on their promise.

Utter disgrace
By:
freddiewilliams
When: 10 Apr 24 19:37
30 for a student
By:
freddiewilliams
When: 10 Apr 24 19:37
Geez
By:
freddiewilliams
When: 10 Apr 24 19:38
So it must been 40 or 45 for adults non student. On a fecking wet Wednesday
By:
jimnast
When: 10 Apr 24 19:44
No Freddie I very much doubt it going racing in Ireland is fantastic value obviously today the students got tucked up
By:
workrider
When: 10 Apr 24 19:46
I didn't pay in myself its usually 25e when they have a band on for the summer evenings , but 30e for kids is simply unfair ...
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