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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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Report stewarts rise April 10, 2024 3:41 PM BST
Who wants to stand out all day in this weather, only the poor bookies who have to turn up.
Report Ramruma April 10, 2024 3:53 PM BST
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.
Report hulk23 April 10, 2024 3:58 PM BST
£34 to get in seems quite reasonable

Adult Admission
Race card
Red Rum Meal Voucher with Hot Drink
Pint of house lager/beer
Report jimnast April 10, 2024 4:43 PM BST
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.
Report jimnast April 10, 2024 4:45 PM BST
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.
Report jimnast April 10, 2024 4:47 PM BST
It’s just shown the crowd at leopardstown on ruk never ever have I seen the betting ring so full.
Report Jumper45 April 10, 2024 4:59 PM BST

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.

Report jimnast April 10, 2024 5:00 PM BST
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.
Report leif April 10, 2024 6:10 PM BST
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
Report sageform April 10, 2024 6:11 PM BST
And most of them seemed dressed for a nightclub rather than a racecourse.
Report Cider April 10, 2024 6:22 PM BST
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)
Report jimnast April 10, 2024 6:23 PM BST
Out of those 7 million families how many don’t have sky tv and mobile phones ?
Report jimnast April 10, 2024 6:24 PM BST
Sorry cider posted without seeing your post
Report Cider April 10, 2024 6:31 PM BST
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.
Report jimnast April 10, 2024 6:41 PM BST
Yes jobs everywhere and all types of jobs in fact the leisure industry is begging for workers.
Report hulk23 April 10, 2024 6:44 PM BST
Minimum wage is now £11.44 an hour

5 days, 12 hours a day.  almost £36k a year, on minimum wage.
Report swiftynifty April 10, 2024 6:47 PM BST
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.
Report jimnast April 10, 2024 6:49 PM BST
Yes swifty many got the taste for the bone idle symptoms during the pandemic.
Report sageform April 10, 2024 6:52 PM BST
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.
Report sageform April 10, 2024 6:52 PM BST
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.
Report workrider April 10, 2024 6:52 PM BST
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....
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK April 10, 2024 7:00 PM BST
They not getting some sort
After racing gig ??? For that
Report Cider April 10, 2024 7:01 PM BST
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.
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! April 10, 2024 7:04 PM BST
Whats happened in the Toilets?
I be throwing UP
Laugh
Report Cider April 10, 2024 7:04 PM BST
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.
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK April 10, 2024 7:08 PM BST
Rough ride by what work rider outlined
But there you have it
Disco after that’s money cost
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK April 10, 2024 7:09 PM BST
Chelmsford having
Ministry of sound one of there meeting in next coming month
I’d bet that’s north £50 notes
Report Cider April 10, 2024 7:10 PM BST
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.
Report workrider April 10, 2024 7:30 PM BST
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...
Report jimnast April 10, 2024 7:30 PM BST
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.
Report barstool April 10, 2024 7:30 PM BST
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.
Report barstool April 10, 2024 7:31 PM BST
At Chelmsford, of all places.
Report workrider April 10, 2024 7:32 PM BST
Exactly Jimnast I thought it was shameful what they charged.....
Report jimnast April 10, 2024 7:35 PM BST
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
Report freddiewilliams April 10, 2024 7:37 PM BST
30 for a student
Report freddiewilliams April 10, 2024 7:37 PM BST
Geez
Report freddiewilliams April 10, 2024 7:38 PM BST
So it must been 40 or 45 for adults non student. On a fecking wet Wednesday
Report jimnast April 10, 2024 7:44 PM BST
No Freddie I very much doubt it going racing in Ireland is fantastic value obviously today the students got tucked up
Report workrider April 10, 2024 7:46 PM BST
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 ...
Report jimnast April 10, 2024 7:49 PM BST
Dear me workrider you didn’t pay surely your to old for climbing that wall then hanging of to drop down
Report freddiewilliams April 10, 2024 7:50 PM BST
Wexford last 3 meets abandoned. Belleestown on Saturday abandoned. Sunday on or not?
Report freddiewilliams April 10, 2024 7:51 PM BST
Dundalk have had to put a meet on sat night
Report jimnast April 10, 2024 7:54 PM BST
I noticed that with Wexford Freddie I as due to go to the 2 day fixture earlier in the season thankfully didn’t book anything in advance.
Report workrider April 10, 2024 7:54 PM BST
Jimnast well able to shin up a drainpipe , still playing football as well so there Laugh
Report Cider April 10, 2024 7:55 PM BST
The accountant in me says there's nothing wrong with the pricing if you sell out. What I would want to do however is leave them feeling that they got some value for it. A free bet would have been perfect, say a subsided play on the placepot to get them engaged in the racing.
Report freddiewilliams April 10, 2024 7:58 PM BST
Wr. Thought they were making a knew aw track near Limerick
Report Cider April 10, 2024 7:58 PM BST
In fact that would be a good idea for all patrons!
Report workrider April 10, 2024 7:59 PM BST
My granddaughter and 3 of her friends came up to see me in members and I bought them a drink, 4 bottles of Coors cost 28e or 7e each pure robbery imo...
Report Cider April 10, 2024 8:02 PM BST
Blimey.
Report jimnast April 10, 2024 8:07 PM BST
Workrider the enthusiasm you have about life it wouldn’t surprise me if you were still playing football
Report workrider April 10, 2024 8:14 PM BST
Honestly I am Jimnast play for Shamrock Rovers walking football on Tuesdays if there's no racing , actually someone filmed me 2 weeks and put it up on Whatsapp I'll pm you and you can see my silky skills...
Report workrider April 10, 2024 8:16 PM BST
Jimnast you have mail..
Report jimnast April 10, 2024 8:16 PM BST
Ok I’ll have to wait till one of the kids come around because I’m a million to know how to work something like that .
Report workrider April 10, 2024 8:20 PM BST
No problem ..
Report jimnast April 10, 2024 8:23 PM BST
I’ve replied I think
Report Trident April 11, 2024 8:55 AM BST
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.


Bingo!

I don't mind admitting my disposable income is at an all-time low. I've had the highs and lows in life, particularly with finances. Life is just about ups n downs, isn't it!

Imaging winning every bet ? The fun for me would be gone.

I refuse to pay Racecourse prices and add to their shareholder profits. They don't care about US, they only care about  shareholder profits. Time for us All to vote with our wallets. You will feel better for it in the Long Run!
Report Cider April 11, 2024 1:44 PM BST
I don't mind admitting my disposable income is at an all-time low


Why is that, Trident? what are your sources of income.
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