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Offline Darkhorse

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O.P. « 2008-Dec-21, 10:39 AM »
In my local yesterday punting my head off on thoroughbred racing, when It is brought to my attention, look they are showing Hong Kong races.
I quickly put my bet on for the race and happily watched it run, and again admired racing from this wonderful venue.
Knowing that they have a different interval between races than we do, I did my form and placed my bets for the remainder of the card, not wanting to miss getting on.
Sky showed the following race then that was it for the day, what happened to the remainder of the races???.
Bumped off to show a dog race, or some trot race holding $500.00 in the win pool, get it right and either show the lot or not at all.


Offline arakaan

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« 2008-Dec-21, 11:27 AM Reply #1 »
Rather watch a dog race ot trot or with $500  :rolleyes: in the win pool.

Also you ever heard of TVN?


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« 2008-Dec-21, 08:00 PM Reply #2 »
A bloke who didn't even know a meeting from whoop whoop was on  :wacko:, does 3 seconds of form for the rest of the meeting then complains .......... what about those who watch the dogs EVERY Saturday night and have to put up with that nuffy stuff coming in from Hong Kong  :rolleyes:

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« 2008-Dec-21, 08:28 PM Reply #3 »
perhaps because HK racing is high quality with the biggest pools in the world (locally), as opposed to run of the mill dog racing?

Either cover it or don't is the dilemma... none of this half-arsed stuff where they show some races and not others.

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« 2008-Dec-21, 09:27 PM Reply #4 »
Zed I agree with the 'do it all or not at all' mantra but it shouldn't take preference over local content.

btw - Is the everyday stuff really high quality? and what does the size of the local pools have to do with this?

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« 2008-Dec-22, 12:29 PM Reply #5 »
Lets get one thing straight, their racecourses are not high quality. Perhaps the amenities for the humans are outstanding, but the racecourses are as luckless as ours.


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Offline mugwump

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« 2009-Mar-06, 01:19 PM Reply #6 »
The bloke on Sky just said, "There's nothing like a bit of beaver on a Friday afternoon" after a greyhound called Beaver Fever won at Casino.
« Last Edit: 2009-Mar-06, 01:25 PM by mugwump »

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« 2009-Mar-06, 01:29 PM Reply #7 »
  :lol:   :lol:   :lol:

Offline dubbledee

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« 2016-May-12, 09:18 PM Reply #8 »
Sky Channel watchers should take note of changes to Foxtel channel numbers commencing Saturday.

Sky 1 goes 519 to 526
Sky 2 goes 520 ro 527
Sky T/C goes 521 to 528


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« 2016-May-12, 09:20 PM Reply #9 »
Sky Channel watchers should take note of changes to Foxtel channel numbers commencing Saturday.

Sky 1 goes 519 to 526
Sky 2 goes 520 ro 527
Sky T/C goes 521 to 528


 :unsu

i thought it was monday ?

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« 2016-May-12, 09:24 PM Reply #10 »
Now Saturday ratsack as apparently they are bringing in the 3 new beIN channels
slightly earlier than originally intended

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« 2016-May-12, 09:37 PM Reply #11 »
cheers mate    emthup

Offline Authorized

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« 2016-May-13, 01:44 PM Reply #12 »
Sky Channel and their decision makers are just hopeless.

Beautiful racing from Newbury and Newmarket and they have poker machine racing from Singapore on Sky Thoroughbred Central.

They are just  :censored: s.

Really we do need an independent racing network that derives its income from ALL the betting agencies not just the TAB.

I am guessing but I suspect the @#$% from the TABs have cornered the access  to UK racing stopping something along those lines happening.

I know BET365 bet on all the meetings from the uk including the evening meetings but these are not shown on our TV screens  whilst the TABs stop at about 4am missing some bloody good racing.

Its just a disgrace.

The TAB is a disgrace.

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Offline Authorized

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« 2016-May-13, 02:04 PM Reply #13 »
I am away this weekend and want to record the races from Newbury and Newmarket but of course at this stage foxtel does not recognise channels 526 and 527.

I do not like the word hate but I would go as far as to say I hate  the TAB and Sky Channel. I certainly have no respect for them.





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« 2016-May-13, 10:13 PM Reply #14 »
Just watched last weeks 3 main Sat race meetings from Qld and yet again due to technical difficulties.... message appears between half of Gold Coast meeting all of Ipswich and all of Toowoomba replays. Seriously, how hard is it to program the detail when you are showing the replay at 1 am the next day. We are paying for this service FFS get it together! It''s getting a bit old this broken record excuse crap

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« 2016-May-13, 10:50 PM Reply #15 »
As i suspected i am at a place that does not have sky2.

Sky channel and TAB you are bunch of ass holes.


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« 2016-May-13, 10:57 PM Reply #16 »
well spoken by a steward      :biggrin:

where's tonto tonight ?

Offline j.r.b.

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« 2016-May-13, 11:47 PM Reply #17 »
Sky 2 is no spoil.

We only got the last 600m of the 1600m 3rd race at Newbury because they showed the whole of some trot race from Nowhereville in France.

And all the while on Sky Central, they had a graphic of the prices of some boring as batsh*t race from Singapore (there is something about Singapore racing that makes me prefer watching paint dry), with some bloke prattling on tediously in the background.

No argument from me that Sky make a complete pig's breakfast of proper overseas racing.

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« 2016-May-14, 12:00 AM Reply #18 »
indeed

and the choices are    .......................

we all no this makes people lazy

hands up who wants to start a station V sky

best move on and live a little longer , worry kills people

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Offline dubbledee

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« 2016-May-14, 09:27 AM Reply #19 »
The Sky Central coverage in HD is worth getting.

  emthup

Offline Spudda028

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« 2016-May-14, 01:16 PM Reply #20 »
Why do they actually show the preview from the yard in Qld in full in HD?

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« 2016-May-14, 08:40 PM Reply #21 »
Disgraceful coverage of DOOMBEN today on Thoroughbred Central.

We gotta give that BIG Kembla meeting plenty of air-play.

Offline nemisis

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« 2016-May-15, 06:35 PM Reply #22 »
Disgraceful coverage of DOOMBEN today on Thoroughbred Central.

We gotta give that BIG Kembla meeting plenty of air-play.
I agree with this comment. Suddenly "Sky's Premier boutique channel" had a real Sky Racing 1 sniff about it .
 With stakes racing in three states yesterday what sort of a clown thought it necessary to give us some provincial maiden and benchmark races?
 It clearly just got in the way but probably kept their shareholders happy.
Let me remind Sky of their own description of this channel......"Sky Racing Central will establish the horse as the hero showcasing what makes thoroughbred racing special and telling more of our great sport's stories"
Just more of Sky's big stories.

Offline gunbower

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« 2016-May-15, 08:08 PM Reply #23 »
I don't get it. Why does anyone want to watch anything but the race ? Who cares what some old jockey thinks or some talking head in the studio ?
I don't turn the football on till the match starts and turn it straight off when it is finished. At half time I will simply take a break. I don't need to be bombarded with the thoughts of old footballers. I can fortunately  still see and think for myself. This is a punting  sport. Last time I looked a 5/1 winner at Kembla was worth the same as a 5/1 winner of a Group Race in Queensland.

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« 2016-May-15, 08:23 PM Reply #24 »
..and it works both ways. I don't seem to recall the same criticisms when we had to leave the coverage of the recent carnivals in NSW to watch an NMW race at Doomben or a Rockhampton Class 2.


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