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Offline PoisonPen7

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« 2019-Nov-04, 03:32 PM Reply #400 »
They were on 529 Foxtel.

PP is talking about FTA isn't he?

Correct.

Just checked and it is Channel 078 in the Digital TV selection on my TV and definitely called racing.com

Didn't have the Melbourne races on.

EDIT: I wasn't aware that Channel 10 had the FTA rights and didn't think to check there.
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« 2019-Nov-04, 06:31 PM Reply #401 »
I watched Derby Day all day on racing.com/C78.   It was definitely FTA in Victoria.   I switched back and forth to C10 to see how they were travelling.  Didn't bother with C7.


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« 2019-Nov-04, 06:39 PM Reply #402 »
C78/racing.com will also be covering -

Flemington, Echuca and Morphettville on Tuesday from 10.34am
Flemington, Pakenham and Gawler on Thursday from 11.30am
and Flemington, Geelong, Morphettville & Sha Tin on Saturday from Noon

Maybe its a Foxtel thing.



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« 2019-Nov-04, 07:04 PM Reply #403 »

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« 2019-Nov-04, 08:49 PM Reply #404 »
I watched Derby Day all day on racing.com/C78.   It was definitely FTA in Victoria.   I switched back and forth to C10 to see how they were travelling.  Didn't bother with C7.

My wife wanted to watch what we thought would have been the usual Channel 7 coverage so I tried Channel 7 (who were at Rosehill) then while the 2nd race was being run I tried Ch78 and it seemed to have the same coverage as Channel 7 in NSW. I think they were still showing Adelaide.

I said to her I'll put it on Sky1 but she just wanted to watch the fashions and all that and they had that on 78 so she was happy. I watched Sky1 up in the office.

Ironically they are saying that the Channel 7 coverage outrated the Channel 10 coverage and I reckon that is because a lot of people were expecting Channel 7 to have Melbourne on but these people (like my wife) aren't too fussed and are just happy to watch and listen to Bruce and co. As far as they are concerned the races could have been at Gulargambone and it wouldn't have mattered.

I never have any reason to watch Channel 10 so the advertising didn't reach me. Haven't watched Channel 10 since they ran Number 96 and reruns of Gilligan's Island.

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« 2019-Nov-04, 09:46 PM Reply #405 »
I went to the local tab tonight to place some bets for my family and in-laws. It was not even 9.30 and it was shut. In the old days, Cup eve was 10-10.30pm closure.

I blame it on Vlandys for making the Tab shut early. It is an Everest conspiracy.  :tin:

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« 2019-Nov-04, 09:59 PM Reply #406 »
I went to the local tab tonight to place some bets for my family and in-laws. It was not even 9.30 and it was shut. In the old days, Cup eve was 10-10.30pm closure.

I blame it on Vlandys for making the Tab shut early. It is an Everest conspiracy.  :tin:

  :lol:

When I go up to Port (which is quite often) I can get a bet on at 2 a.m. at the local pub - either the terminal or over the counter.

Very hard for TABs to be competitive with pubs and clubs and corporates, and at the same time be profitable these days. Used to be a licence to print money.

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« 2019-Nov-04, 10:11 PM Reply #407 »
   :lol:  

When I go up to Port (which is quite often) I can get a bet on at 2 a.m. at the local pub - either the terminal or over the counter.

Very hard for TABs to be competitive with pubs and clubs and corporates, and at the same time be profitable these days. Used to be a licence to print money.

Port is nice but south coast is my preference due to less crowds especially if you drive past Batemans etc.

Eden used to have more pubs from memory as last visit was 10 years ago. It was quiet and relaxing.  Merimbula, Tathra , Jervis Bay etc were nice too. Very peaceful drive and beaches everywhere where sometimes you donít see people for a bit. Changed over last few years but still pleasant.

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« 2019-Nov-04, 10:49 PM Reply #408 »
Port is nice but south coast is my preference due to less crowds especially if you drive past Batemans etc.

Eden used to have more pubs from memory as last visit was 10 years ago. It was quiet and relaxing.  Merimbula, Tathra , Jervis Bay etc were nice too. Very peaceful drive and beaches everywhere where sometimes you donít see people for a bit. Changed over last few years but still pleasant.

My elderly father still lives at home by himself in Port - that is why I am up there so often. The pub and the Westport Bowling Club are open until 3 a.m. to accommodate the large tourist element there - lots of international visitors - both older couples and backpackers. Very vibrant place these days. Lots of restaurants which seem to be always full.

Love Ulladulla and Bateman's Bay. Aforementioned father built a holiday house in Ulladulla back in the 60's with two mates and had many a nice time there.

I aspire to live in Forster but wife wants to stay close to the kids so I reckon the best chance I'll have of escaping Sydney will be if one of them moves up to Queensland.

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« 2019-Nov-05, 05:24 PM Reply #409 »
Heard on the radio that crowd at Randwick today for MC day was in excess of 14k. Very good for a weekday. Not much in promotions too otherwise they would have cracked 20k.

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« 2019-Nov-11, 09:56 PM Reply #410 »
The Hunter this weekend seems like a good race if some of the horses nominated run.

Vílandys could be on a winner especially if they can attract the group or listed carnival horses that may go to an easier option than the West especially with $1m on offer with less travel for the horses.

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« 2019-Nov-20, 05:40 PM Reply #411 »
Perfect weather in Sydney today but only 51 runners for the Rosehill midweek meeting which is a bad sign for summer racing in Sydney town

Sydney has had a small field issue for as long as I can remember.  But clearly years and years of V'Landys raising betting taxes and raising prizemoney sky high has done nothing to solve the small field problems in Sydney racing

Waller has been the main beneficiary of the new big trillion dollar races this spring because he has most of the good horses.  He is allowed to control way too many of the good horses.  Stable limits need to come in as per Hong Kong if Sydney racing is to thrive.  The wealth and the equine talent needs to be spread around more

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« 2019-Nov-20, 08:19 PM Reply #412 »

Waller has been the main beneficiary of the new big trillion dollar races this spring because he has most of the good horses.  He is allowed to control way too many of the good horses.  Stable limits need to come in as per Hong Kong if Sydney racing is to thrive.  The wealth and the equine talent needs to be spread around more

You are on the wrong thread Atreus.

The Waller conspiracy theorists reside on the Chris Waller thread

http://www.racehorsetalk.com.au/trainer/chris-waller/

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« 2019-Nov-20, 08:46 PM Reply #413 »
Perfect weather in Sydney today but only 51 runners for the Rosehill midweek meeting which is a bad sign for summer racing in Sydney town

Sydney has had a small field issue for as long as I can remember.  But clearly years and years of V'Landys raising betting taxes and raising prizemoney sky high has done nothing to solve the small field problems in Sydney racing

Waller has been the main beneficiary of the new big trillion dollar races this spring because he has most of the good horses.  He is allowed to control way too many of the good horses.  Stable limits need to come in as per Hong Kong if Sydney racing is to thrive.  The wealth and the equine talent needs to be spread around more

Really interesting about the small fields. In Hawkesbury tomorrow , there are 72 runners listed while Moe has 102 runners. Hawkesbury already has 12 scratchings while Moe has 14. Scone running tomorrow has more than 120 listed with 12 scratchings.

Maybe instead of trying to invent new races to compete with the Spring Carnival, there should be more money in the lower end of the spectrum to help the battlers out.

The Everest being $10 million or $14 million does not make a difference. However $2000 extra per country or provincial race will mean better prizemoney for 2000 races instead of 1.

It may increase race fields too in the long run.

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« 2019-Nov-20, 09:25 PM Reply #414 »
I've given up trying to explain the prizemoney concept of The Everest to people like Jeunes and attempting to get them to understand how you cannot just take money off that race and spend it elsewhere.

It's like explaining to my 86 year old father how to use Netbank.

Anyone else want to have a crack?

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« 2019-Nov-20, 09:43 PM Reply #415 »
I've given up trying to explain the prizemoney concept of The Everest to people like Jeunes and attempting to get them to understand how you cannot just take money off that race and spend it elsewhere.

It's like explaining to my 86 year old father how to use Netbank.

Anyone else want to have a crack?

Sometimes, it is hard for me to understand take off means. You start a race with $10 million, then you give it extra and say now that is given, we will give it more in the future.

However if anyone says, donít give anymore  Peteís fans will take umbrage at it. It is going from $10million to $15 million in 2020 with rises since the first inception.

Break it up for me PP as I must be losing it on my calculator. The 12 slot holders pay $600k per slot. First year they contributed 72% of the prizemoney. Now  the prizemoney increase to $15 million in 2020 means they will now only contribute 48% of the prizemoney.










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