Aug 17, 2016 -- 4:08PM, kavvie wrote:
a lad was working yesterday in tipp told me ring is almost dead. no big punters .most of the business is done on the machine..bookie v b****..
Small meetings have become an absolute joke. You'd struggle to get a bet on to win say 500. All they are now is fodder for the offices. Yesterdays meeting at tipp being a prime example
Aug 17, 2016 -- 5:06PM, CALLING CARD wrote:
true monarch but are ya not stretching it a bit saying to win a monkeydara, tracks , tockey , jimmy hayes. baker. coffey , dinny gould, john carey , cummins , mcgrane , mcdonnell all work there and in my experience a monkey would not put the fear of god in any of thembut i agree midweek has shot its bolt big time
Maybe just a bit, but know of occasions it has happened. Mostly at brutal midweek meetings where attendances have fallen through the floor. Agree there is still bookies there willing to take the punter on to a certain degree. Their becoming more and more of a rarity now though. Real shame.
Aug 20, 2016 -- 10:32PM, gemini01 wrote:
John Dineen i think had packed in bookmaking before it completely collapsed on its face, although the last time i was at the Chelts festival 2015, he was making a book there, in fairness to the man, he formed his own opinion and went with it unlike the keyboard warriors nowadays who consistently wont lay a bet unless is bigger on the computer screen..
Have to say when i was betting on course he was probably the best. Seen him at cheltenham last november meeting and he was still going strong. Some man to work a race. Would take buckets of money if he formed an opinion