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Offline Arsenal

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O.P. « 2016-Sep-26, 09:05 PM »
I missed listening to Davie Fowler's top rating radio show this morning ...Press Room .....but as luck would have it Punters.com included a link giving Press Room some good publicity and visa versa ,,,,,,the argument is chicken and the egg like ...who is the most/more important owners or punters .



https://www.punters.com.au/news/Fowler-not-punters-in-need-of-reality-check_153852/


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« 2016-Sep-27, 09:23 AM Reply #1 »
Yes I did unfortunately hear him yesterday. Usually I just tune off when I hear him open his mouth. Funny how he wants to disparage punters and yet he is dependent for his wages on a gambling Company. Complete dill.

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« 2016-Oct-05, 12:41 PM Reply #2 »
Gunbower, appreciate your comments and assessments.

Just what did you disagree with what I said.

I presume, of course, you listened carefully to the entire editorial.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


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« 2016-Oct-06, 09:24 PM Reply #3 »
DJF I do concede that I tune off when I hear race callers uttering opinions. I have met and associated with many of your contemporaries and more so probably your past contemporaries. I guess I still yearn for the likes of Vince Curry , Ken Howard, Keith Noud, Bill Collins  etc who just called the races and didn't think that they had to convince the great unwashed that they were an expert on everything that happened on a race track. I think your comments on radio that day reminded me of the days of Frank Hardy's novel ; Power without Glory. You will recall in those days that John Wrens illegal tote and his customers ( a forerunner to Todays Tabs and Corporate bookmakers) were persona non gratis to the Kings of the Industry who occupied the racetracks of the Land. Not to mention they were conducting these race meetings in many cases on Crown Land. But these punters were regarded as absolute scum by the landed gentry of the Race Clubs. And sadly your comments smelt of these old prejudices. What you have failed to notice in 100 hundred years is that the "worm has turned". The racing game now relies on these punters for the majority of its income -and so do you. The racing is about the punt, not a few members of some aristocratic breeding empire. So why belittle the hand that feeds yourself and the Industry as a whole.

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« 2016-Oct-07, 06:52 AM Reply #4 »
Slightly off topic but Gunbower mentioned Frank Hardy's outstanding novel Power Without Glory which was the basis of an excellent ABC TV series many years ago ...I've read three of Frank Hardy's works  this one is a must read for all punters if you can find a copy it's THE FOUR LEGGED LOTTERY. :thumbsup:

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« 2016-Oct-07, 10:48 AM Reply #5 »
   

I too tend to turn off the opinionated race caller.

 Whenever Ian Craig mounted his high horse, it certainly was turn off time.
 He offered so many he probably wouldn't remember this one but happen it did.

When Choisir was beaten as favourite in one of the Golden Slipper lead up runs, Ian suggested the reason for the defeat was because he had a couple of testicles that needed to go.
Don't need to remind anybody how good Choisir was on a straight track, probably best in the world.

Sold for  $25-30 million as a stallion, life changing the owners.

Lesson there for anybody.

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« 2016-Oct-07, 11:30 AM Reply #6 »
Gunbower,

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

My comments were regarding how much information the punter should be able to access in terms of the owner and trainer who have a financial stake in the animal.

Many disagree with my assertion and yet many agree, it has been a polarising argument for many years. Surely you would  concede that.

So to suggest my comments were targeted at putting punters in their place is way off the mark.

I made certain I read it again to make sure of what I said.

Finally, I am a loss to understand what "racecallers" has to do with this whole subject.

I call races on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. I am employed to host a radio program and make comments on a Monday morning.

You mention people like Keith Noud and Vince Curry who I grew up alongside and who assisted me in my race calling endeavours.

Mr Noud also suggested I should embark on a career in journalism which I did, working for The Telegraph in the seventies and eighties for a decade.

So I don't solely consider myself as a racecaller as you suggest but it is clear I have never been your flavour of the month.

Fair enough. All I do is my best, including voluntary work for the racing industry which I thoroughly enjoy.

Good punting.


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