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Offline tdoggydogg

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O.P. « 2020-May-24, 06:05 PM »
Hi there
Iím a Racing Fan living in England looking to learn more about Australian Racing. My interests are top class Flat and Jump Racing in both Britain and worldwide and have enjoyed watching yours while ours has been out of action and would like to learn more about it. In return happy to answer any questions about Racing in Britain you might like to ask.

Offline wily ole dog

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« 2020-May-24, 06:24 PM Reply #1 »
Mate, you just need to know that we have the best racing in the world   :lol:

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« 2020-May-24, 06:28 PM Reply #2 »
Agreed - that's why Frankel was too scared to come here......  :lol:

RacingandSports as good a site as any to get to grips with our form.

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« 2020-May-24, 06:44 PM Reply #3 »
Iíve got to disagree and say British Racing is the best. OK Frankel never came over but Winx was too scared to come too and no Frankel around then  :lol: Thanks for the website recommendation. Will check it out.

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« 2020-Jun-04, 05:04 PM Reply #4 »
Seriously mate we did have the best racing on the planet for the best part of 150 years.....then the powers that be(the big breeders) decided to turn it into the "Sport Of Kings" they copied the American and English system.....where no one goes to the races, The sport of Thoroughbred racing was on the back 3 or 5 pages of ever major Newspaper in ever major city in Australia....every day of the week....2 editions a day, morning and afternoon, they even brought out a Saturday afternoon special edition with the early results.....that is how important racing was in Australia.....there were stories of big punts being pulled off every week....the stuff they make movies about, battlers who are being carried by the feedman, the Farrier, the vets etc, all knowing they will get paid when the trainer gets that elusive winner and wins enough to pay all of his bills and enough to live on for months....all out of the punt, it was a community that worked together so everyone could survive....there really was "romance of the turf".....things the average man could relate to.....no other country had that, as soon as the Melbourne Cup was run the film was rushed to movie theatres around Australia so the patrons could watch it just a few hours after it had been run, film was also rushed to our boys fighting on the front line during the war.....that is what racing meant to Aussies.....Breeding was a subsidiary of racing....of course it was important, just like the people who grow horse feed, or the people who make horse shoes.....but the main game was the actual horse racing, they bred horse to race.....now they race horse to breed, trainers have up to 400 horses on their books, Breeders dictate what races are run.......and they wonder why the public doesn't give a damn any more......Who cares if an Arab Sheik wins another race? that ain't news! Who cares if Billionaires win, who wants to know>> No one that's who!
Horses like Winx and Frankel are manufactured, sure they are champions but who cares? they only do what they are expected to do.....they never really get asked to climb a higher mountain, it is the same mountain every time, when Sir Edmund Hillary climbed Everest......he didn't do it again, what's the point?.....I could go on for a lot longer, but you get my gist, racing is F*#ked as a spectator Sport, as a sport that gets the emotions going....it is all about punting now and most punters bet on anything and everything, not just horse racing so they don't know what they are missing!

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« 2020-Jun-05, 09:46 AM Reply #5 »
Hi there
Iím a Racing Fan living in England looking to learn more about Australian Racing. My interests are top class Flat and Jump Racing in both Britain and worldwide and have enjoyed watching yours while ours has been out of action and would like to learn more about it. In return happy to answer any questions about Racing in Britain you might like to ask.


Australian racing in terms of world racing is strong at 1000m to 1400m. At 1600m+ it falls away depth wise.

Europe is the domain for 1600m+ racing in terms of depth and quality in numbers.

Australian racing does indeed have fantastic prize money but if prize money is the only measuring stick to be used then to me that assessment falls short. For me its depth and quality in numbers.

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« 2020-Jun-05, 10:28 PM Reply #6 »

Australian racing in terms of world racing is strong at 1000m to 1400m. At 1600m+ it falls away depth wise.

Europe is the domain for 1600m+ racing in terms of depth and quality in numbers.

Australian racing does indeed have fantastic prize money but if prize money is the only measuring stick to be used then to me that assessment falls short. For me its depth and quality in numbers.

Money talks Fokker F50.

Has there been a higher rating win than Addeybb this year in winning the QE2 in Sydney?

Methinks not, nor likely either.


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« 2020-Jun-06, 09:19 AM Reply #7 »
Money talks Fokker F50.

Has there been a higher rating win than Addeybb this year in winning the QE2 in Sydney?

Methinks not, nor likely either.

What about prestige? Prestige is far far higher then money and always will be. Having said that - racing is a business.

As for Addeybb, nice win in the G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m). The European racing has commenced so time will tell if there is in some more outstandig performances coming up.

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« 2020-Jun-06, 10:03 AM Reply #8 »
Good night for Godolphin.

Will we see Ghaiyyath down under for the cox Plate or Caulfield Cup? (not sure about the 3200m). That win at Newmarket was something else.

10 starts for 7 wins and 2 placings now   emthup

RENAISSANCE QUEEN also impressive - my form guide said that was her first start - is that right?

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« 2020-Jun-06, 10:29 AM Reply #9 »
Yes PP

Offline F50_Aircraft

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« 2020-Jun-06, 12:38 PM Reply #10 »
Good night for Godolphin.

Will we see Ghaiyyath down under for the cox Plate or Caulfield Cup? (not sure about the 3200m). That win at Newmarket was something else.

10 starts for 7 wins and 2 placings now    emthup  

RENAISSANCE QUEEN also impressive - my form guide said that was her first start - is that right?

Pinaturbo runs too. Also I think you are right


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