I have an issue with what is now called Sky sports radio (formerly radio 2KY) It was once a good station, but as time has passed and a tsunami of racing 7 days a week occuring, anyone without sky has no hope of getting late bets on, because you'd be blissfully unaware they were racing, as the announcer is busy reading tote dividends from the previous 4 races that had just jumped shortly beforehand. What's the bloody point of reading out tote dividends AT THE EXPENSE of hearing a live race from the jump ???
Here's a challenge to anyone, Philby included. Listen to Sky racing radio on a busy race day just for ONE HOUR that has at least 8 meetings going at the one time zone (weekends have double that) and try and write down ALL THE TOTE dividends that are read out at the speed of light, and time the ratio of races played compared to the reading of tote dividends. Even sky TV are often missing the start of races, in particular trots (which really matters) I've even heard sky sports radio re-playing a horse race while another live race is on elsewhere
If it's so necessary to read out tote dividends, why not have a gap of 20 or 30 minutes daily with NO RACES, so the divs can be read out then to anyone who cares to hear them, i mean is there really any punters out there that have no other access to this info, including a phone that can ring the tab ? I pity anyone without sky and rely on sky radio for broadcasts
The TAB has basically prostituted the racing game, there's a race on every corner like a crack whore almost every minute of the day in every corner of the world, but they cant provide the proper service to punters to hear or see them LIVE AT ALL TIMES
So the racing game is actually on the game
At the casino, how come they (punters) have roughly a 4-5 minute gap between roulette wheel spins ? Yet punters wanting to take exotic bets at the races have half that time between races and sometimes have to deal with 2 or 3 races clashing and need to fill out tickets correctly or splutter out a series of numbers over the phone. I know this is insignificant to the likes of Zjelko who let their machines do the betting, but i reckon 95% of punters still bet the human way, tab phone or internet