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Offline Wenona

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O.P. « 2017-May-07, 01:54 PM »
In the UK dogs are allocate boxes on their running style ie wide runners grouped in outside boxes railers in inside boxes, the idea being it minimises interference.

Has this ever been discussed in Australia?

I don't know what will happen but in Healesville (straight racing) race 12 today Tommy Two is drawn 1 and it crashes straight to the outside fence every time and Bourbon An Kahn is drawn 8 and it can crash straight to the inside.

Makes it a no bet race .... would seem like the obvious example of why boxes should be allocated not drawn.....  :x: the race misses the possible carnage.


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« 2017-May-07, 05:13 PM Reply #1 »
Weona, straight racing is alleged to be interference free, but as you have seen it is not. Preferential box draws, just like straight racing appears to be a fix, but in practice isnt.

UK racing is also 6 dogs, on very small tight tracks, that dont even have fixed boxes.

The other downside, you are rewarding dogs and the breeders who produced them for bad habits.

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« 2017-May-07, 08:09 PM Reply #2 »
Luckily in the race I mentioned both dogs were able to find their respective sides without major interference, the 8 finished second hard against the inside rail the 1 unplaced hard against the outside fence.

The UK tracks aren't that small - Hove where I've done a lot of betting over the last 25 years is about the same size as the Meadows.

Just wondered if it was ever considered In Australia.




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« 2017-May-07, 10:16 PM Reply #3 »
its been considered, usually gets dragged out once every 3-4 years. It was one of the suggestions put forward by the Special Commission as a solution to reducing interference, but was dropped after it was pointed out that today under current laws, GRNSW staff members practicing preferential box draws face criminal charges for race rigging.



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