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Offline Peter Mair

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O.P. « 2020-May-26, 09:05 PM »

Who would go to the races 'on course'  -- why would they?


The racing industry just does not get it  -- while important to have participant 'people' on course, to 'see' that the races are run apparently fairly,  most punters would be far better advised to bet from home.

Unable to bet anywhere than 'on the net', recently, most regular punters have opened accounts,  adapting to 'betting on line'.

Most would also be ruing that decision as administrators, ensuring no-hoper inflated fields,  pander to 'fixed-odds' operators using wide-combs to fleece their customers deemed 'unable to win'.

The administrators already forlorn quest to get 'crowds on course' has just taken a killer blow -- no one will come.

..... correction, any apparent appeal of being 'on course'  is now limited to a younger-set playing a game of speed-dating or auditing a prior decision to 'check one out'. These kids have no interest in racing.

The new grandstand at Randwick is testimony to the belief that 'crowds' on-course are a thing of the past.

........ just watch the appeal of 'anyone' being-there for a 'mountain race' dissolve into fantasy.



Offline Peter Mair

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« 2020-May-28, 09:32 PM Reply #1 »

Cop this tripe from Giles from Miles


Why does anyone 'need' race-crowds? ......Why would anyone want to be in a crowd on-course?

...... no one has their eye on the ball .......... fair racing ..........turnover over the long-term.

RV targets date for return of race crowds
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"Our aim is to get people back to courses as soon as we can," Thompson told RSN.

"July is a possibility, there's no doubt about that.

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Racing NSW has also expressed an intention to have crowds back on-course from July 1.

Thompson said that was not in any way influencing RV's ambition to see crowds return.


Offline PoisonPen7

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« 2020-May-29, 03:47 AM Reply #2 »

Racing NSW has also expressed an intention to have crowds back on-course from July 1.


Hope this is right.

Grafton carnival is on 8th/9th July.

Not sure social distancing will work going on past experience.  :chin:

Offline arthur

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« 2020-May-29, 08:59 AM Reply #3 »
Even when they had 'crowd limits' of 200 Qld introduced patron-free racing

They are now talking about easing limits on funeral congregations to 50 . .

Can't see race course crowds being allowed in a month's time


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