TEARS I CRY: AUSTRALIAN RACING IS AMATEURISH
Later today, Hong Kong racing will show what can be done when racing is run professionally -- top-class international fields, picture perfect tracks, top-corner display of race sectionals etc.
Yesterday we again had tears in our eyes as the 'good 3' Flemington track predictably returned results -- times and winners -- that were consistent with 'slow' going: it is apparently beyond the capacity of the VRC to understand, measure make punters aware of the effect of strong winds.
Especially in the wake of disrupted racing on Cup Day, that lack of professionalism is 'shocking'.
On the day, it is very difficult to get the 'times' and 'sectionals' that would warn punters of something going wrong --- before TIC winning again, in similarly worrying circumstances, makes it bleeding obvious.
There were were garbled reports that the Flemington track had needed 'remedial maintenance' after the carnival week: it would be interesting to have details of what was done -- was the course top-dressed with sand again -- TIC seemed to know the details?
The management of racing in Victoria needs to recruit someone to the team who has a passing familiarity with product quality control.
I'm sorry I don't like to be rude. But that reads like the editorials that fill the dailies these days - and has about as much credibility.
So the issue is we don't have international class fields every day??
Neither does HK...actually their best horses day to day are predominantly Aust bred as are quite a few of todays visitors.
Picture perfect tracks??
Flemington looks pretty good to me these days. Beyond that comparing HK surfaces and Aust racing [they race how often, with how many tracks, with x horse population, with different climate and different weather - comparisons that are so generic are just pointless.
Correct we don't display sectionals in the top of the screen.
What was the disrupted racing on cup day? Missed that one.
These posts, I don't know what they add. They're too generic to add anything and beyond that...