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Offline timw

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« 2021-Nov-08, 12:41 PM Reply #150 »
Quite a few articles on horse racing in the Melbourne labour party paper today including positive stories looking forward to autumn clashes.  Surprised me as racing has been getting little coverage for years.  Maybe the regular Saturday lift out form guide will come back!


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« 2021-Nov-08, 06:44 PM Reply #151 »
Being a non -Victorian can you tell me which paper that is ?

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« 2021-Nov-11, 08:24 AM Reply #152 »
Today the Melbourne Left Paper (ie The Age) reported that AUD 375 million+ was wagered on Melbourne Cup Day or about USD 275 million. 

An article in the Paulick report  stated that Breeders' Cup Limited announced record pari-mutuel wagering handle for this year's two-day World Championships (held last Fri and Sat.O) Total commingled betting from 19 countries was almost $183 million (see 'Kirchner: Open Letter To Breeders' Cup, Del Mar And CHRB In Wake Of Juvenile Turf Imbroglio - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report' ) 

The turnover on Kentucky Derby Day 2021 was greater. '' reported that USD 155.4m was bet on the Derby close the USD165.5m Kentucky Derby record. Total handle for the entire 14-race Derby Day was USD 233m, again near 2019ís record of USD 250.9m.

I am uncertain exactly what is being measured in all cases but it does suggest the Melbourne Cup holds its own as a gambling event against anything horse race in the USA.   

I note that '' reported that NBC Sports estimated that about 15 million people watched the 2021 Kentucky Derby from their homes.  I have not seen a figure for the Breeders Cup meeting.


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« 2021-Nov-11, 09:06 AM Reply #153 »
Timw, a couple of things.

Age is a left paper as News Corp is the right. News Corp gets paid a fair bit by Racing NSW to publish a lot of good stories about racing in Sydney plus a form guide. Most of the time, it includes pot shots as racing in Victoria. I donít know if the Fairfax papers get paid by the racing authorities.

Racing NSW increased the prizemoney of Golden Eagle to surpass MC. The reason given was that The Everest and the Eagle are two highest betting turnover races in NSW in front of all the Sydney Races. However no figures were given and no mention of the other new races like the Bondi, Invitation, Gong, Hunter, Silver Eagle in the scheme of the money spent and standing in the betting.

In Sydney, the Slipper got itís first increase in more than a decade. The Championships are great in the autumn but have paled comparatively to the publicity of the Everest and Eagle. Epsom Day was usually a great day but in past few years, the publicity has been minimal.

I like the Everest and Eagle but I do wish NSW will bolster up the other races too especially the big handicaps like Doncaster and Epsom. I have been to a few Doncaster and Epsoms in my life and the field sizes offers value as the excitement.

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« 2021-Nov-11, 09:20 AM Reply #154 »
Without turning the thread political....The Age has a bias rating of 'Left Centre"

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Strike me pink!.....Peter Costello is the chairman of "Nine"......the newspaper's owner.......How far left would Costello allow the paper to go?
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« 2021-Nov-11, 07:17 PM Reply #155 »
Always makes me laugh when the "Tories " in this Country find it necessary to comment on a so called "left wing" Publication. What are these lefties thinking ? Gee they shouldn't be allowed to put their point of view. A different point of view - wow that is serious. Even worse that is not Rupert's view or whoever gave me my silver spoon. They were not thinking this way. What they criticize is the main tenet underlying the whole system that many of us believe is the very point of the whole system we seek to maintain. The right to free speech for all.