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Offline gunbower

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« 2016-May-15, 09:03 PM Reply #25 »
Excellent point Poison Pen. They seem to think that the whole World conspires against them up there in Queensland.

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« 2016-May-15, 09:31 PM Reply #26 »
I don't get it. Why does anyone want to watch anything but the race ? Who cares what some old jockey thinks or some talking head in the studio ?
I don't turn the football on till the match starts and turn it straight off when it is finished. At half time I will simply take a break. I don't need to be bombarded with the thoughts of old footballers. I can fortunately  still see and think for myself. This is a punting  sport. Last time I looked a 5/1 winner at Kembla was worth the same as a 5/1 winner of a Group Race in Queensland.
You are missing the point Gunbower
We are talking about Sky Central. I'm sure Sky Racing 1+2 will satisfy all of your needs so you don't need to venture anywhere else.
Go and read their own description of their channels. 
It's already been established here that as punters we all want different things .Picking a few races out of a choice of 20 or 30 to have a good bet on suits me fine.
 Doesn't suit you but I'm sure Tabcorp shareholders will rejoice in your comments.

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« 2016-May-15, 09:56 PM Reply #27 »
I know this is not a Sky Channel issue but why were the channels moved ?

BeIN Sports, the new channels are on 513, 514 and 515 with "Main Event" moved to 521. 525 BeIN Sport is still not available to regular foxtel subscribers.

Just what was the purpose of moving the Sky racing channels ?


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« 2016-May-15, 10:17 PM Reply #28 »
..and it works both ways. I don't seem to recall the same criticisms when we had to leave the coverage of the recent carnivals in NSW to watch an NMW race at Doomben or a Rockhampton Class 2.

Wrong, wrong, wrong, PP7.

We are talking about Sky Central.

Never have you had NSW carnivals interrupted to watch a Rocky race - NEVER - and I doubt a Doomben race.

I understand that Sky are contracted to provide FULL coverage to metro Qld races - nowhere else apart from NSW.   :bulb:

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« 2016-May-15, 10:30 PM Reply #29 »
Wrong, wrong, wrong, PP7.

We are talking about Sky Central.

Never have you had NSW carnivals interrupted to watch a Rocky race - NEVER - and I doubt a Doomben race.

I understand that Sky are contracted to provide FULL coverage to metro Qld races - nowhere else apart from NSW.   :bulb:

I was talking about Sky Central also.

Maybe not Rocky on Saturdays, but Doomben was given uninterrupted coverage while the Sydney carnival was on.

Sky are giving FULL coverage to ALL Queensland races, and there is an added benefit whereby most Queensland meetings are covered on Sky Central because the Victorians went their own way.

Queensland racing has never been so well covered, and often includes mounting yard coverage at the non-Saturday meetings all over Qld, not just the city. My own experience is that I am more interested in, and wager more on Central Qld racing because of this extra coverage they now get, and would be surprised if there weren't many others like me.

Cannot understand the complaints. Would have thought there should be some gratitude rather than complaints  :chin:

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« 2016-May-15, 10:41 PM Reply #30 »
If you think Qld racing isn't getting full coverage suggest you need to spend one Saturday watching Sky 1 to get the correct info mate.

Saturday 30th April Dalby and Mackay races were covered on Sky 1.

Saturday 7th May Qld had 5 meetings broadcast!

In fact Qld seems to get more coverage than any other state.

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« 2016-May-16, 07:36 AM Reply #31 »
PP7, let me assure you I have data from many Saturdays (and other days), plotted minute by minute, mounting yard by mounting yard.  This data confirms Qld racing is being shafted.

The problem is that Central covers TWO NSW meetings - including some great Maidens from Kembla - whereas only ONE meeting is covered in Qld.  :bulb:

You're expecting gratitude???  You must be kidding.  Qld has a very lengthy agreement in place that was written when Sky wanted Qld racing.  That's the BIG issue, mate.  :bulb:

Do you watch Sky Central??

I do know what's on Sky 1 - I see it at the races every Saturday.  Of course Qld racing is well covered - because TABCORP profit from wagering on it in NSW and Vic and other States..

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« 2016-May-16, 08:55 AM Reply #32 »
  With the focus of racing now on the Brisbane Winter Carnival, Sky Racing Central should support the Queensland racing industry completely.
 It means live recording of the mounting yard and giving them their day in the sun. It also means  hoiking that NSW provincial meeting over to where it belongs at Sky 1.

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« 2016-May-16, 10:09 AM Reply #33 »
  With the focus of racing now on the Brisbane Winter Carnival, Sky Racing Central should support the Queensland racing industry completely.
 It means live recording of the mounting yard and giving them their day in the sun. It also means  hoiking that NSW provincial meeting over to where it belongs at Sky 1.

Agree   :noteworthy:

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« 2016-May-16, 03:56 PM Reply #34 »
With this debate about the shafting of Queensland racing, what about the shafting of South Australian racing, They have a Metropolitan meeting on today and it does not get any coverage on Sky Thoroughbred Central.

Now that is  a shafting.


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« 2016-May-16, 04:01 PM Reply #35 »
The only gripe the queenslanders could have would relate to the mounting yard before each race. Yes it is often recorded and cut short. NSW races are as well but not to the same degree

Im sure that will be different from this weekend onwards

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« 2016-May-16, 04:26 PM Reply #36 »
With this debate about the shafting of Queensland racing, what about the shafting of South Australian racing, They have a Metropolitan meeting on today and it does not get any coverage on Sky Thoroughbred Central.

Now that is  a shafting.
Might be because there's no agreement to show SA on Central.

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« 2016-May-16, 04:27 PM Reply #37 »
The only gripe the queenslanders could have would relate to the mounting yard before each race. Yes it is often recorded and cut short. NSW races are as well but not to the same degree

Im sure that will be different from this weekend onwards

You've seen the signed agreement between Sky and Racing Queensland, wily??

It'll be no better this weekend.  You can bet the layout will be the same.

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« 2016-May-16, 06:32 PM Reply #38 »
With this debate about the shafting of Queensland racing, what about the shafting of South Australian racing, They have a Metropolitan meeting on today and it does not get any coverage on Sky Thoroughbred Central.

Now that is  a shafting.

have a look at the prize money on offer    :bulb:

hardly Metro racing 

as DD said is there a contract in place ?

while ya at it check the tab.com.au turnover on the NSW meetings V SA (UNIBET outfit)

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« 2016-May-16, 06:46 PM Reply #39 »
have a look at the prize money on offer    :bulb:

hardly Metro racing 

as DD said is there a contract in place ?

while ya at it check the tab.com.au turnover on the NSW meetings V SA (UNIBET outfit)

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so ...........
win figures

SA metro gross $172113  av $24587
Gol SR gross $226803  av $32400
Tam gross $180859  av $25837

so Sky Central with no contract should highlight SA racing

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« 2016-May-19, 02:40 PM Reply #40 »
Jaimee Rogers hosting the afternoon races.
Her pre-race comments are amazingly helpful:

Number 4 ran 2nd last start, number 6 ran 8th last start and number 9 ran 5th last start.

Nothing personal against Jaimee but surely there are other options with some racing knowledge.

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« 2016-May-19, 04:01 PM Reply #41 »
Man she is painfull to listen to. It's like she has had no coaching whatsoever.

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« 2016-May-19, 05:57 PM Reply #42 »
Whoever was in around 5 pm was no better either , last start ran 2nd etc

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« 2016-May-19, 06:41 PM Reply #43 »
If it was female it was still Jaimee.

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« 2016-May-21, 09:04 AM Reply #44 »
You'll see plenty of Doomben on Sky Thoroughbred Central today.

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« 2016-May-21, 10:26 PM Reply #45 »
I'll give Sky Central it's credit today for it's three state coverage, it was good. :clap2:
It's also very clear that three meetings is all that can be presented satisfactorily on this channel with no room for provincial races.   

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« 2016-May-22, 08:55 AM Reply #46 »
I normally like the low camera shot from the truck but it didn't work yesterday at Doomben

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« 2016-May-22, 11:41 AM Reply #47 »
I noticed yesterday and this morning Sky didn't say why Doumaran took no part in Melb race 3 yesterday I watched the race as I take notice of all Williams horses racing but no comment at all from Bailey was heard or no news today on Sky...did people get a refund or do their dough or what happened as all Bailey said was "Doumaran wasn't here today"?.

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« 2016-May-22, 11:58 AM Reply #48 »
I noticed yesterday and this morning Sky didn't say why Doumaran took no part in Melb race 3 yesterday I watched the race as I take notice of all Williams horses racing but no comment at all from Bailey was heard or no news today on Sky...did people get a refund or do their dough or what happened as all Bailey said was "Doumaran wasn't here today"?.
He just wouldn't jump even with the barrier extension and no there is no refund.
I liked him a lot 2 weeks ago and had a little something again yesterday. Deja vu. 
It's a strange feeling trying to find your horse when he's not there.

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« 2016-May-22, 05:44 PM Reply #49 »
Nemisis....thanks for a polite reply it's nice to see there is still someone posting who has manners unlike Acer who stalks threads just to flex his weak muscles with dribble.

Anyone who has been around this site longer than Acer knows I'm a real fan of the Imports and try to keep a watch out for them coming into the country and my fave ones are those bought by Williams team and have chosen the correct time to back them several times but I wasn't betting yesterday at Victoria but was keen to see Doumaran run but didn't see his colours at all during the race so didn't know if he was a late scratching or not....thanks again.


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