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Thoroughbred Racing Talk => Racing Talk => Topic started by: Darkhorse on 2008-Dec-21, 10:39 AM

Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Darkhorse on 2008-Dec-21, 10:39 AM
In my local yesterday punting my head off on thoroughbred racing, when It is brought to my attention, look they are showing Hong Kong races.
I quickly put my bet on for the race and happily watched it run, and again admired racing from this wonderful venue.
Knowing that they have a different interval between races than we do, I did my form and placed my bets for the remainder of the card, not wanting to miss getting on.
Sky showed the following race then that was it for the day, what happened to the remainder of the races???.
Bumped off to show a dog race, or some trot race holding $500.00 in the win pool, get it right and either show the lot or not at all.

Title: Sky Channel
Post by: arakaan on 2008-Dec-21, 11:27 AM
Rather watch a dog race ot trot or with $500  :rolleyes: in the win pool.

Also you ever heard of TVN?

Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Gintara on 2008-Dec-21, 08:00 PM
A bloke who didn't even know a meeting from whoop whoop was on  :wacko:, does 3 seconds of form for the rest of the meeting then complains .......... what about those who watch the dogs EVERY Saturday night and have to put up with that nuffy stuff coming in from Hong Kong  :rolleyes:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: zeditave on 2008-Dec-21, 08:28 PM
perhaps because HK racing is high quality with the biggest pools in the world (locally), as opposed to run of the mill dog racing?

Either cover it or don't is the dilemma... none of this half-arsed stuff where they show some races and not others.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Gintara on 2008-Dec-21, 09:27 PM
Zed I agree with the 'do it all or not at all' mantra but it shouldn't take preference over local content.

btw - Is the everyday stuff really high quality? and what does the size of the local pools have to do with this?
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Authorized on 2008-Dec-22, 12:29 PM
Lets get one thing straight, their racecourses are not high quality. Perhaps the amenities for the humans are outstanding, but the racecourses are as luckless as ours.


 :thumbsd:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: mugwump on 2009-Mar-06, 01:19 PM
The bloke on Sky just said, "There's nothing like a bit of beaver on a Friday afternoon" after a greyhound called Beaver Fever won at Casino.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: OldLarsy on 2009-Mar-06, 01:29 PM
  :lol:   :lol:   :lol:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: dubbledee on 2016-May-12, 09:18 PM
Sky Channel watchers should take note of changes to Foxtel channel numbers commencing Saturday.

Sky 1 goes 519 to 526
Sky 2 goes 520 ro 527
Sky T/C goes 521 to 528


 :unsu
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: ratsack on 2016-May-12, 09:20 PM
Sky Channel watchers should take note of changes to Foxtel channel numbers commencing Saturday.

Sky 1 goes 519 to 526
Sky 2 goes 520 ro 527
Sky T/C goes 521 to 528


 :unsu

i thought it was monday ?
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: sobig on 2016-May-12, 09:24 PM
Now Saturday ratsack as apparently they are bringing in the 3 new beIN channels
slightly earlier than originally intended
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: ratsack on 2016-May-12, 09:37 PM
cheers mate    emthup
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Authorized on 2016-May-13, 01:44 PM
Sky Channel and their decision makers are just hopeless.

Beautiful racing from Newbury and Newmarket and they have poker machine racing from Singapore on Sky Thoroughbred Central.

They are just  :censored: s.

Really we do need an independent racing network that derives its income from ALL the betting agencies not just the TAB.

I am guessing but I suspect the @#$% from the TABs have cornered the access  to UK racing stopping something along those lines happening.

I know BET365 bet on all the meetings from the uk including the evening meetings but these are not shown on our TV screens  whilst the TABs stop at about 4am missing some bloody good racing.

Its just a disgrace.

The TAB is a disgrace.

Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Authorized on 2016-May-13, 02:04 PM
I am away this weekend and want to record the races from Newbury and Newmarket but of course at this stage foxtel does not recognise channels 526 and 527.

I do not like the word hate but I would go as far as to say I hate  the TAB and Sky Channel. I certainly have no respect for them.




Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Spudda028 on 2016-May-13, 10:13 PM
Just watched last weeks 3 main Sat race meetings from Qld and yet again due to technical difficulties.... message appears between half of Gold Coast meeting all of Ipswich and all of Toowoomba replays. Seriously, how hard is it to program the detail when you are showing the replay at 1 am the next day. We are paying for this service FFS get it together! It''s getting a bit old this broken record excuse crap
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Authorized on 2016-May-13, 10:50 PM
As i suspected i am at a place that does not have sky2.

Sky channel and TAB you are bunch of ass holes.

Title: Sky Channel
Post by: ratsack on 2016-May-13, 10:57 PM
well spoken by a steward      :biggrin:

where's tonto tonight ?
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: j.r.b. on 2016-May-13, 11:47 PM
Sky 2 is no spoil.

We only got the last 600m of the 1600m 3rd race at Newbury because they showed the whole of some trot race from Nowhereville in France.

And all the while on Sky Central, they had a graphic of the prices of some boring as batsh*t race from Singapore (there is something about Singapore racing that makes me prefer watching paint dry), with some bloke prattling on tediously in the background.

No argument from me that Sky make a complete pig's breakfast of proper overseas racing.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: ratsack on 2016-May-14, 12:00 AM
indeed

and the choices are    .......................

we all no this makes people lazy

hands up who wants to start a station V sky

best move on and live a little longer , worry kills people

 :shrug:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: dubbledee on 2016-May-14, 09:27 AM
The Sky Central coverage in HD is worth getting.

  emthup
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Spudda028 on 2016-May-14, 01:16 PM
Why do they actually show the preview from the yard in Qld in full in HD?
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: dubbledee on 2016-May-14, 08:40 PM
Disgraceful coverage of DOOMBEN today on Thoroughbred Central.

We gotta give that BIG Kembla meeting plenty of air-play.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2016-May-15, 06:35 PM
Disgraceful coverage of DOOMBEN today on Thoroughbred Central.

We gotta give that BIG Kembla meeting plenty of air-play.
I agree with this comment. Suddenly "Sky's Premier boutique channel" had a real Sky Racing 1 sniff about it .
 With stakes racing in three states yesterday what sort of a clown thought it necessary to give us some provincial maiden and benchmark races?
 It clearly just got in the way but probably kept their shareholders happy.
Let me remind Sky of their own description of this channel......"Sky Racing Central will establish the horse as the hero showcasing what makes thoroughbred racing special and telling more of our great sport's stories"
Just more of Sky's big stories.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: gunbower on 2016-May-15, 08:08 PM
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.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2016-May-15, 08:23 PM
..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.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: gunbower on 2016-May-15, 09:03 PM
Excellent point Poison Pen. They seem to think that the whole World conspires against them up there in Queensland.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2016-May-15, 09:31 PM
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.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Authorized on 2016-May-15, 09:56 PM
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 ?

Title: Sky Channel
Post by: dubbledee on 2016-May-15, 10:17 PM
..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:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2016-May-15, 10:30 PM
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:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2016-May-15, 10:41 PM
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.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: dubbledee on 2016-May-16, 07:36 AM
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..
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2016-May-16, 08:55 AM
  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.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: MagiC~* on 2016-May-16, 10:09 AM
  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:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Authorized on 2016-May-16, 03:56 PM
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.

Title: Sky Channel
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-May-16, 04:01 PM
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
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: dubbledee on 2016-May-16, 04:26 PM
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.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: dubbledee on 2016-May-16, 04:27 PM
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.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: ratsack on 2016-May-16, 06:32 PM
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)

 :beer:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: ratsack on 2016-May-16, 06:46 PM
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)

 :beer:

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

 :shrug:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: ACER on 2016-May-19, 02:40 PM
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.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: ACER on 2016-May-19, 04:01 PM
Man she is painfull to listen to. It's like she has had no coaching whatsoever.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Spudda028 on 2016-May-19, 05:57 PM
Whoever was in around 5 pm was no better either , last start ran 2nd etc
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: ACER on 2016-May-19, 06:41 PM
If it was female it was still Jaimee.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: dubbledee on 2016-May-21, 09:04 AM
You'll see plenty of Doomben on Sky Thoroughbred Central today.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2016-May-21, 10:26 PM
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.   
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: wily ole dog on 2016-May-22, 08:55 AM
I normally like the low camera shot from the truck but it didn't work yesterday at Doomben
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: koolcat on 2016-May-22, 11:41 AM
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"?.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2016-May-22, 11:58 AM
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.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: koolcat on 2016-May-22, 05:44 PM
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.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: ACER on 2016-May-22, 11:42 PM
So you can't actually elaborate on why Mallyon's rides were so bad yesterday?
And while you are at it what did McDonald do as well? Do you ever read stewards reports?
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2017-Mar-12, 10:17 AM
I must give Sky Racing credit for today's Bred To Win.
Worth watching.

The Sir Patrick Hogan segment in which he explains why he wanted Tavistock was excellent. 
Service fee started at $5,000 and is now $65,000 +GST.

Can't think of any son's of Montjeu  who stand here on a commercial basis
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2017-Mar-13, 06:21 PM
Praise one day but Sky Central are the pits.

Cross to the Matrice Stakes in Adelaide today 75 secs. before race time.
No mounting yard and with a  Quaddie pool of 77k gets treated like the poor relation.

The great class 1 from  Queanbeyan that followed gets some mounting yard.....14k quaddie pool.

Fast forward to the Adelaide Cup.
Not even sure if the last horse in the cup had crossed the line before it's back to Queanbeyan for the great benchmark 55.
Can forgive you a bit for the wrong numbers going up in the cup, but your treatment of Adelaide is pathetic.

Racing Central cannot handle 4 race meetings and you know that.
To keep putting NSW provincial meetings ahead of Metropolitan races is unforgivable.

South Australia do yourself a favour and  take the 10 minutes that is available on Racing.com.
Rid yourself of these bastards.
 
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Bubbasmith on 2017-Mar-14, 06:13 AM
True I watched the Adelaide Cup and after the winner crossed the line Sky crossing to the NSW meeting was a joke. I am sure Racing. Com can cope with those SA meetings
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2017-Mar-14, 09:08 AM
Just caught Adam Hamilton's explanation on RSN or rather lack of it.
Talk about teflon and nothing sticking.

Sky Central had 4 meetings yesterday with 35 minutes between each race.
That's roughly 8 minutes for each venue....sounds pretty simple doesn't it?

Problem is the Group 2 Adelaide Cup is 2 miles and takes 3 and a half minutes to run,
Add to that 20 horses to be loaded there is every chance they will run overtime.
The TAB's big earner yesterday was the cup, 150k in the win pool in NSW, not to mention the all in's and fixed odds.
The all important benchmark 55 from Queanbeyan had a win pool of 15k.

 
Sky Central's so called "showcasing the thoroughbred' has no meaning.

Said it a hundred times before  but if Racing.com hadn't come along, I'd be gone.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2017-Mar-14, 09:14 AM
Why is crossing to an upcoming race after another has completed a joke?

Who pays for this coverage? Have you asked yourselves that question?

If Racing SA want to go with racing.com that is their prerogative.

But in amongst the passionate claims of "unfair treatment" and the urgings of people to stick it to the bastards, have you guys thought this through?

If Racing SA sign with racing.com and retain their exclusive parimutuel wagering agreement with Tatts, why would TABCorp even bother covering SA racing?

In fact, when the "place of consumption tax" comes in on July 1 for SA racing, the corporates have already said they will cease coverage.

And when the only place you can watch SA racing will be on racing.com, and the only outlet you can bet on it is with Tatts  or Crownbet (with something like a 40%+ takeout), and the revenues drop off a cliff, who you gonna blame then?

I'll bookmark this thread so we can have a laugh together when the blame is apportioned to other parties if all this happens  :chin:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: gunbower on 2017-Mar-14, 09:34 AM
Agree with you PP. Who is interested in the banter of some ex second rate jockey before or after a race. It is like the padding before and after football matches (any code). It is total nonsense. The game starts when the siren sounds and finishes when it sounds again.
Nothing else matters. Same with Racing .When they leave the barriers that's when I start watching. I finish watching when they hit the line. I am certainly not interested in the anchor man babbling on congratulating "Lib" or "Tone" finding a 6/4 winner. Who cares?
By the way why do all these ex second rate jockeys who were meant not to bet suddenly become "form assessors" when they head through the front gates of Sky Channel ? R Dufficy excepted.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2017-Mar-14, 10:23 AM
It is very obvious that neither of you were watching Sky Central and it's got nothing to do with "talking heads" Gunbower
I'm not sure the cup had actually been completed when they crossed.
Imagine if it was a triple dead heat, talk about in limbo.

The cup was very exciting for me because almost all my punting budget was on the winner.
A couple of small exotics and all good.
TAB actually put up second as number 6 not 16, so wasn't sure what was going on because, we had gone to some provincial  benchmark 55 with 15k in the pool.

The Adelaide cup was clearly the race of the day and the only race I was interested in.
If Sky Central aren't going to treat it with respect, why put it on Central?

If it was on Sky 1 or 2 it would be just typical, run of the mill stuff.


 
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Authorized on 2017-Mar-14, 10:34 AM
Why is crossing to an upcoming race after another has completed a joke?

Who pays for this coverage? Have you asked yourselves that question?

If Racing SA want to go with racing.com that is their prerogative.

But in amongst the passionate claims of "unfair treatment" and the urgings of people to stick it to the bastards, have you guys thought this through?

If Racing SA sign with racing.com and retain their exclusive parimutuel wagering agreement with Tatts, why would TABCorp even bother covering SA racing?

In fact, when the "place of consumption tax" comes in on July 1 for SA racing, the corporates have already said they will cease coverage.

And when the only place you can watch SA racing will be on racing.com, and the only outlet you can bet on it is with Tatts  or Crownbet (with something like a 40%+ takeout), and the revenues drop off a cliff, who you gonna blame then?

I'll bookmark this thread so we can have a laugh together when the blame is apportioned to other parties if all this happens  :chin:


Why do you have to constantly defend NSW ?

There was absolutely no excuse for the garbage from yesterday.



Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Authorized on 2017-Mar-14, 10:36 AM
At least Sky Central are covering Cheltenham tonight.

Title: Sky Channel
Post by: dean on 2017-Mar-14, 11:38 AM
Yes it was a thrilling race the Adelaide Cup. Mostly made up of the batch that goes around in those marathons at the Valley on Friday nights plus a few greybeards from South Australia  and some Oakbank triallists.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2017-Mar-14, 01:22 PM
Yes it was a thrilling race the Adelaide Cup. Mostly made up of the batch that goes around in those marathons at the Valley on Friday nights plus a few greybeards from South Australia  and some Oakbank triallists.
Are you some sort of thrill measurer Dean?

I'm sure everybody on and associated with Annus Mirabilis would have been thrilled, because I was.

Not sure if your knock of the race includes the winner, but if  you can't recognise that it was a decent sort of staying performance, maybe a trip to optometrist for you.

 Might be coming to Sydney for the cup.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: dean on 2017-Mar-14, 02:18 PM
Yes super race Nemisis, Must acknowledge where I am wrong. You remember when Prince of Penzance won the Cup and the whole World jumped up an down about how slowly they ran it. This bloke only went 7 lengths slower. The best thing to say about the winner is that new trainer, without all the bells and whistles of the previous establishment has improved it out of sight. And let me say I am very happy for yours and their success. But from a form point of view have a look at the opposition. The runner ups best win is a benchmark 90.How about some of the others ? Puccini .Has won the best races of anything in the Race. Alas a light of other days and took 54 starts for them to test him as two miler and realize he isn't. De Little Engine-perfectly named. Honey Steel's Gold , previous win the Marong Cup. Mujadale-rising 10. Exalted Lightning- Career highlight Benchmark 64 at Strathalbyn and still beat nearly half the field home. Kawabata- I had a nice win on him in a benchmark 70 the other day at the Bool, should have been reserved for another one. Mighty Maher- finished 8 lengths behind Kawabata in the same race. Career highlight is a combined Gawler maiden/Class 1 success. Chestnut Charlie-best win in a Benchmark 82, never won beyond 2040. Anurada-stylish Benchmark 60 win some runs ago. Tunes-getting giddy going around. Surprised they missed the Tasmanian Cups with him, hasn't missed anything else. And  what a about Like A Carousel . Has managed 2 career wins, the last of them back in 2014. And lastly Lord Von Percy, another import to our shores who is unsurprisingly a maiden in this Continent . Last win 2014. As you can see it was a race chockfull of class. Nemisis mark down May 20 in your Calendar. That is the day they run another of these "Jumpers Flats". It goes under the name these days of the Andrew Ramsden Stakes. Can't wait.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: mortdale on 2017-Mar-14, 02:31 PM
SKY pushed their false marketing hype down our throats about the amazing coverage that SKY 528 would bring to Thoroughbred racing.

Read their their hype below.

"Sky Thoroughbred Central (Channel 528) is the superior thoroughbred racing channel, showcasing the best thoroughbred racing action from Australia and around the world with in-depth analysis, mounting yard and experts comments".

"Showcasing the thoroughbred racing action".

Please give me a break. Where were the "in-depth analysis, mounting yard and experts comments" from the Adelaide Cup meeting yesterday?

So a lowly Monday Queanbeyan meeting and a "slow coach" meeting from Eagle Farm's ploughed paddock both received mounting yard comments and post race interviews whilst the main meeting in Australia yesterday received all but zip from the ever urging SKY channel mob.

Why couldn't either Queanbeyan or Eagle Farm been pushed to SKY 526 and given Morphettville the coverage they deserved?

The argument regarding the class of the Adelaide Cup didn't deserve a better coverage is nonsense.

You only have to look at the so called majors on the Eastern seaboard to realise that not ever year will the races have Champions or future Champion contesting. Some years are classics and some years are far from it. Need I remind everyone that last weeks Newmarket was a very average field to say the least. Next year, who knows it could be the best for the last 20 years.

I rest my case regarding SKY as they have only one agenda and that is TAB turnover that includes constant urging from their so called experts.

 :rant:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2017-Mar-14, 03:43 PM

Why do you have to constantly defend NSW ?

There was absolutely no excuse for the garbage from yesterday.
Where in that post am I "defending" NSW??? (groan). As a counterpoint in discussions this is desperation when you have nothing else to argue

If anything I am trying to defend South Australia from the emotive uninformed statements that could see it become the backwater of Australian racing.

I hope the new boss doesn't listen to you blokes and your throwaline lines. She has some important decisions to be made and the last thing she needs is someone ranting in her ear.

Oh and by the way, TABCorp, the owner of Sky, is a Victorian company.

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Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2017-Mar-14, 04:12 PM
Yes super race Nemisis, Must acknowledge where I am wrong. You remember when Prince of Penzance won the Cup and the whole World jumped up an down about how slowly they ran it. This bloke only went 7 lengths slower. The best thing to say about the winner is that new trainer, without all the bells and whistles of the previous establishment has improved it out of sight. And let me say I am very happy for yours and their success. But from a form point of view have a look at the opposition. The runner ups best win is a benchmark 90.How about some of the others ? Puccini .Has won the best races of anything in the Race. Alas a light of other days and took 54 starts for them to test him as two miler and realize he isn't. De Little Engine-perfectly named. Honey Steel's Gold , previous win the Marong Cup. Mujadale-rising 10. Exalted Lightning- Career highlight Benchmark 64 at Strathalbyn and still beat nearly half the field home. Kawabata- I had a nice win on him in a benchmark 70 the other day at the Bool, should have been reserved for another one. Mighty Maher- finished 8 lengths behind Kawabata in the same race. Career highlight is a combined Gawler maiden/Class 1 success. Chestnut Charlie-best win in a Benchmark 82, never won beyond 2040. Anurada-stylish Benchmark 60 win some runs ago. Tunes-getting giddy going around. Surprised they missed the Tasmanian Cups with him, hasn't missed anything else. And  what a about Like A Carousel . Has managed 2 career wins, the last of them back in 2014. And lastly Lord Von Percy, another import to our shores who is unsurprisingly a maiden in this Continent . Last win 2014. As you can see it was a race chockfull of class. Nemisis mark down May 20 in your Calendar. That is the day they run another of these "Jumpers Flats". It goes under the name these days of the Andrew Ramsden Stakes. Can't wait.
Why didn't you put your rather lengthy form analysis on the available thread, before the race Dean.

 Didn't see anyone suggesting the race had a lot of class.
Just on your Mel. cup comparison, it did rain overnight in Adelaide so good 4 versus good 3.

I thought the winner's run was very good, I backed him and got a thrill.
 
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2017-Mar-15, 06:36 AM
SKY pushed their false marketing hype down our throats about the amazing coverage that SKY 528 would bring to Thoroughbred racing.

Read their their hype below.

"Sky Thoroughbred Central (Channel 528) is the superior thoroughbred racing channel, showcasing the best thoroughbred racing action from Australia and around the world with in-depth analysis, mounting yard and experts comments".

"Showcasing the thoroughbred racing action".

Please give me a break. Where were the "in-depth analysis, mounting yard and experts comments" from the Adelaide Cup meeting yesterday?

So a lowly Monday Queanbeyan meeting and a "slow coach" meeting from Eagle Farm's ploughed paddock both received mounting yard comments and post race interviews whilst the main meeting in Australia yesterday received all but zip from the ever urging SKY channel mob.

Why couldn't either Queanbeyan or Eagle Farm been pushed to SKY 526 and given Morphettville the coverage they deserved?

The argument regarding the class of the Adelaide Cup didn't deserve a better coverage is nonsense.

You only have to look at the so called majors on the Eastern seaboard to realise that not ever year will the races have Champions or future Champion contesting. Some years are classics and some years are far from it. Need I remind everyone that last weeks Newmarket was a very average field to say the least. Next year, who knows it could be the best for the last 20 years.

I rest my case regarding SKY as they have only one agenda and that is TAB turnover that includes constant urging from their so called experts.

 :rant:
Agree 100% Mortdale.

Sky central know four meetings wont work because it simply can't.
The fact they do it, says it all.

Needs to be on record as well that the main race of the day, their biggest income earner had not been completed before they switched to that mighty benchmark 55. 

Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Spudda028 on 2017-Mar-23, 08:35 AM
Sky were at it again with their race replays from Qld over the weekend.  From Toowoomba we were shown races 5 & 6 twice but weren't shown race 7 and then from Sunday's Sunshine Coast meeting they completely missed races 5 & 6 and skipped to race 7.  I've lost count of the number of times this sort of thing has occurred. This of course is on Pay TV not free to air, but no-one wants to take accountability still.

At least now we have access to alternative replay sites
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Spudda028 on 2017-Mar-23, 09:11 AM
Well, glad i am sitting down, just had a call from a rep from Sky asking for more details of replay problems and apologizing for the situation over the weekend.

Went on to discuss the dogs breakfast preview for Gold Coast shown on Sat ( ie 4 races shown then break for 30 mins preview Syd race 1 show it 10 ten times then go to stewards room for protest etc ) then back to last 4 races in Bne 30 mins after scheduled preview time.

Was actually nice to hear that someone is interested in the feedback and is going to investigate and do something about it
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2017-Mar-23, 11:20 AM
Do you guys realize that some of you are complaining because Sky had too much Qld racing, and some of you are complaining because there is too little Qld racing?

You do realize this, don't you? Tell me you acknowledge this at least   :lol:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2017-Mar-23, 11:28 AM
I didn't watch the races on Saturday due to work - did catch the Slipper though.

Tell me. Did they not have coverage on Channel 7 this year for the people who like the mounting yard stuff?
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: mortdale on 2017-Mar-23, 12:00 PM
Hi PP7, I don't think any of us wants to see any further reductions to the QLD racing coverage. However when there is a major feature meeting like the Golden Slipper race day why can't Sky on their channel 528 have it as a stand alone feature.

Remember they still have Sky 526 and 527 to show the races from around Australia.

I would expect days like the Stradbroke to also be a stand alone feature on Sky 528.

This was how Sky originally promoted their new channel 528.

"Sky Thoroughbred Central (Channel 528) is the superior thoroughbred racing channel, showcasing the best thoroughbred racing action from Australia and around the world with in-depth analysis, mounting yard and experts comments".
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: dean on 2017-Mar-23, 12:40 PM
Who actually watches this mounting yard drivel. How often do you hear. "Gee that one looks like crap and would be better suited in a Manangatang maiden on its current form " Never. It is just patronizing garbage.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Spudda028 on 2017-Mar-23, 12:59 PM
Do you guys realize that some of you are complaining because Sky had too much Qld racing, and some of you are complaining because there is too little Qld racing?

You do realize this, don't you? Tell me you acknowledge this at least    :lol:

Pp7 i very clearly referenced the replays, when there are 7 races scheduled for a meeting surely it's not too much to ask to have them show all 7 races is it not? Surely you don't need to have the live coverage difference to replays pointed out do you?

 I am complaining because the replays weren't an accurate reflection of the race meetings held- yet again!
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2017-Mar-23, 03:11 PM
Who actually watches this mounting yard drivel. How often do you hear. "Gee that one looks like crap and would be better suited in a Manangatang maiden on its current form " Never. It is just patronizing garbage.
Well I watch it .
The key word is watch, not listen.

I happen to think the way a horse presents is vital and many times have piled some more onto a very fit looking horse.

I'm not alone ......am I ?
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: mortdale on 2017-Mar-23, 03:33 PM
Well I watch it .
The key word is watch, not listen.

I happen to think the way a horse presents is vital and many times have piled some more onto a very fit looking horse.

I'm not alone ......am I ?

I'm with you Nemisis. I don't take notice of what most of the Sky team are saying about a horse in the parade ring as its there for all to see and make up their own mind.

It has saved me plenty especially in Melbourne through the TVN coverage.

You quickly get turned off a horse playing up like a 5 year old kid at the school gate on day 1.

Each to their own as I do find a couple of the Sky team do know their stuff in regards to how a horse is parading.

Ron Dufficy's tips are not something I follow but he does have a good eye in regards to how a horse has paraded.

There is one standout from Sky's Hong Kong coverage and that is Jenny Chapman as she does know what she is talking about. Jenny comes from Victoria and her Dad is a handy trainer.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2017-Mar-23, 04:33 PM
Pp7 i very clearly referenced the replays, when there are 7 races scheduled for a meeting surely it's not too much to ask to have them show all 7 races is it not? Surely you don't need to have the live coverage difference to replays pointed out do you?

 I am complaining because the replays weren't an accurate reflection of the race meetings held- yet again!

Mate my post came after yours and may have given the impression I was referencing your post.

I was not and did notice that you had a specific replay issue that you were grateful that TABCorp responded to - the reason I didn't quote you post.

However I do not back away from my observation.

There are some people saying they want more Qld mounting yard coverage - some people are even timing it - you know who you are   :lol:

And yet, probably in response to that pressure, Sky TC feel obligated to cover the Gold Coast race that came after the Slipper and now are being criticized for doing this?

Being "devil's advocate", it was just a high level observation that I note still no-one has acknowledged  :chin:


..and not directed at you spudda....

being brutally frank there seems to be a subset of forum members who spend an inordinate amount of time criticizing TABCorp and Racing NSW and look at something like this as an "opportunity" to continue the bashing. Yet when I ask that they account for the apparent contradiction they go walkabout.

Look at it from Sky Racing's perspective for just one second if you are capable of doing that. No wonder social media is written off as a bunch of ratbags at times.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: tontonan on 2017-Mar-23, 06:08 PM

There is one standout from Sky's Hong Kong coverage and that is Jenny Chapman as she does know what she is taliking about. Jenny comes from Victoria and her Dad is a handy trainer.

One who deserves a big bouquet is the Kiwi lady Jane Ivill (?)  on the racing.com coverage.  Her selections from the mounting yard are outstanding and her comments very succinct....

...she has a thing about fat horses though and the fatter they are the better she likes them.... could just be the accent though.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: tontonan on 2017-Mar-23, 06:15 PM
 Sorry, I was :offtopic:   I don't have Sky and was waffling on about the competition.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Dave on 2017-Mar-23, 11:22 PM
watching horses parade on TV is an advantage but what you have to take into account is you are not always watching is reality.....like when it is a really overcast day they adjust the camera to make it appear a clear sunny day.............that would make a horse shine in the coat even if it had a dull appearance if you were there live.....also the angle the camera is on affects the appearance of horses as well, not all horses are captured at the same angle which is important too

I remember when I was young a trainer (who I did not work for) asked me to take his horse to the races one day, when I arrived to pick it up in the float it had been laying down in it's yard in the manure.......I caught it tied it up and went to get some brushes to dress it down and make it presentable.....

it was from the South Island of New Zealand and had a long woolly coat.......the Trainer saw what I was about to do and stopped me......he said it will get him a better price, the "smarties" around the Mounting yard who are used to seeing horses sparkle like a new Penny would stay away in droves when they saw this woolly Mountain Goat covered in manure walk into the yard.......to cut a long story short he was heavily backed at long prices and bolted in! my point is a shiny coat is not the be all end all......the happy ending was that unlike most NZedders he was a good slinger!!
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Spudda028 on 2017-Mar-28, 10:00 AM
Appreciate the explanation PP7 thanks - you're right bad timing it appears. apologies
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: specialweek2 on 2017-Mar-28, 10:24 AM
Has there been any recent news about Sky racing been made available on Andoid devices?
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: mortdale on 2017-Mar-30, 05:19 PM
One who deserves a big bouquet is the Kiwi lady Jane Ivill (?)  on the racing.com coverage.  Her selections from the mounting yard are outstanding and her comments very succinct....

...she has a thing about fat horses though and the fatter they are the better she likes them.... could just be the accent though.

I have listened to her on some Friday nights and yes she does seem to know her stuff and is not put off by the price.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2017-May-01, 09:57 PM
 Pleased to hear that South Australian racing will now be showcased on Racing. com. at the beginning of the new season.

Flicked over to Sky 1 on Saturday to watch a couple of the better races from Adelaide but it is a painful experience.
There is far too much happening on the screen and having to listen to the celebrity in house expert is hard going.
Didn't think there was anyone in the world that has all the form covered for gallops, trots and greyhounds but Sky seem to have  them all signed up.

Have no interest in the red hots and with greyhounds seemingly unable to rid themselves of crooks, have no interest there either.

From 1st August will have no need to watch Sky 1.........Whoopee.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2017-May-02, 06:58 AM
Has there been any recent news about Sky racing been made available on Andoid devices?

SW. Sky Thoroughbred Central can be accessed on your Android device by installing the Racing NSW App.

In fact if you have a Google Chromecast dongle, you can project it on to your television -something I do quite often.

Latest Chromecast (v2) is $55 at Officeworks - you must get one of these if you haven't already got one.

https://www.google.com/chromecast/tv/chromecast/

Haven't checked to see if the TAB app will "cast"....hang on a minute I'll check.....

Nup. Doesn't look like it. Probably something to to with Digital rights????

I can "cast" Netflix, Stan and ABC, but not Foxtel or the commercial stations last time I checked.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: specialweek2 on 2017-May-02, 09:00 AM
SW. Sky Thoroughbred Central can be accessed on your Android device by installing the Racing NSW App.

In fact if you have a Google Chromecast dongle, you can project it on to your television -something I do quite often.

Latest Chromecast (v2) is $55 at Officeworks - you must get one of these if you haven't already got one.

https://www.google.com/chromecast/tv/chromecast/

Haven't checked to see if the TAB app will "cast"....hang on a minute I'll check.....

Nup. Doesn't look like it. Probably something to to with Digital rights????

I can "cast" Netflix, Stan and ABC, but not Foxtel or the commercial stations last time I checked.

PP not available here and TAb blocked for betting too.  VPN best way from here
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2017-May-02, 09:02 AM
PP not available here and TAb blocked for betting too.  VPN best way from here
Can you browse to racingnsw.com.au ?

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Title: Sky Channel
Post by: specialweek2 on 2017-May-02, 09:10 AM
Can you browse to racingnsw.com.au ?

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The app  states not available in your country.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2017-May-02, 01:25 PM
The app  states not available in your country.
Wow!

Wonder what the rationale is there???

You'd think broadcast of the product with the potential of revenue would be in their interest.

Even if the digital rights are with TABCorp what possible reason would there be to restrict viewing based on country.

Is it possible that the Japanese govt is stopping it?

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Title: Sky Channel
Post by: specialweek2 on 2017-May-02, 02:54 PM
Wow!

Wonder what the rationale is there???

You'd think broadcast of the product with the potential of revenue would be in their interest.

Even if the digital rights are with TABCorp what possible reason would there be to restrict viewing based on country.

Is it possible that the Japanese govt is stopping it?

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I would think they have been reminded that one organisation is responsible for gambling on horses in Japan. So reducing ways for those that live here to bet overseas has been made even more limited. Not all avenues have been stopped.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Gintara on 2017-May-02, 05:02 PM
I tried to get a few bets on from Japan and the only site I could use was B365  :chin:

Sportsbet had a pop up to tell me (I'm paraphrasing) that I seemed to be overseas and should jump on a plane to get home before trying again   :lol:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: wily ole dog on 2017-May-02, 05:27 PM
The app  states not available in your country.


Cost me a bundle when starspangledbanner won the Guineas.
I was in New York.  :lol:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2017-Oct-24, 06:52 AM
Hard to have a lot of love for racing after Saturday's track debacle at Caulfield although I did tune in to Punter's Post Mortem on Sky Radio yesterday.

I know Terry Kennedy doesn't know a lot about the thoroughbreds, but Andrew Bensley wants to state this as well.
To suggest that punters are so lucky these days with the information that Sky is able to give them is total crap.

If the information you are handing out is incorrect then save your breath.

Listening to the Caulfield track manager's track report on Saturday, we were all informed that they would be sticking to the successful rail movement from previous years.
Two races in, blind Freddie could see a big problem, far too late for people who laid bets on Thursday or Friday.

Two weeks ago it was obvious that a very kind track had been prepared for Winx.
No problem, but don't tell us it will reach a good 3 after a couple of races when it  never got there all day.

There is no point in trying to tell your listeners that they can have that wonderful "Everest" feeling just by tuning into Sky when you are giving them incorrect information.

Right now I don't feel like putting 1 cent in my TAB account.

Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Gintara on 2017-Oct-24, 08:17 PM
What did you think was wrong Nemisis?

I don't subscribe to the theory about there being a fast lane, yes it played leaderish but when doesn't Caulfield do that  :chin:

Truth be told I thought it played exactly like Caulfield has for a long time.  :chin:

It certainly wasn't like the Flemington track that was served up for Cup week where if you didn't get to that 3m wide strip you were no hope.  :shutup:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2017-Oct-24, 09:19 PM

 It wasn't so much do do with leaders it was the very narrow fast strip in the straight.

If you watch Kiwia, he made a run out quite wide on the corner but then the jockey just took him over to the fence in the straight.

 In normal circumstances when there is strong pace, as there was in the cup you would expect plenty of action across the home straight.

Craig William's tactics in the cup would never occur if the track was fair.

I probably would rate it on a par with Flemington a couple of years ago and at the moment have no inclination to want to bet.

We have Moonee Valley and Flemington coming up and you couldn't be confident that either will present an even surface, could you?
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Authorized on 2017-Oct-27, 10:58 PM
Seriously those in charge at Sky Racing are a pitiful disgrace.

Kalgoorlie and Doncaster clash on 527 whilst NOTHING is on 526 and Cheltenham interviews are on 528.

 :censored: S.

Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Authorized on 2017-Oct-28, 10:19 PM
Racing is coming out of Sky Channel left right and centre yet Sky Thoroughbred Central is not being used.

Philby, this is pathetic viewing.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: j.r.b. on 2017-Oct-28, 10:27 PM
Racing is coming out of Sky Channel left right and centre yet Sky Thoroughbred Central is not being used.

Philby, this is pathetic viewing.

The 'strategy' behind this is to push all viewers, who Sky's owner, the TAB, hopes will be punters, into 2 channels  so they'll see more races and punt on more races.

Showcase a decent meeting or two on 528 and no-one's gonna watch, or bet on, the dross.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2018-Feb-03, 08:47 PM
Not sure where the Hunter Cup ranks in harness racing but it is right up there.

Matters not to Sky Racing, you know them...... "number 1 in racing".

Watched my 2nd harness race in years just to watch Lazarus go round but in typical Sky fashion they are off elsewhere before the race is completed.

Absolute morons and not sure how anybody with a conscience would work for them.

Just another reminder for me to keep away.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Feb-04, 08:51 AM
Not sure where the Hunter Cup ranks in harness racing but it is right up there.

Despite the fact they keep stuffing around with the conditions of the race  in my mind it rates 3rd behind the Interdoms and Miracle Mile
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2018-Feb-04, 10:56 AM
Not sure where the Hunter Cup ranks in harness racing but it is right up there.

Matters not to Sky Racing, you know them...... "number 1 in racing".

Watched my 2nd harness race in years just to watch Lazarus go round but in typical Sky fashion they are off elsewhere before the race is completed.

Absolute morons and not sure how anybody with a conscience would work for them.

Just another reminder for me to keep away.

So can we assume there will be no more posts from you on this subject because you won't be watching  :sweat:

For soemone who bags Sky you seem to watch a lot of it.

Most of us who would have complaints about the Caulfield track bias would say so on a Melbourne racing thread.

Not you. You are off complaining about it on the Sky Racing thread   :lol:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2018-Feb-04, 11:43 AM
So can we assume there will be no more posts from you on this subject because you won't be watching  :sweat:

For soemone who bags Sky you seem to watch a lot of it.

Most of us who would have complaints about the Caulfield track bias would say so on a Melbourne racing thread.

Not you. You are off complaining about it on the Sky Racing thread    :lol:
The last time I watched Sky 1 was in fact to watch Lazarus in the Inter Dom final so it hardly equates to watching it a lot ....does it?

You surely are not supporting the practice of cutting away from races like the Hunter Cup before they are completed..... are you?

Sky deserved to be criticised for that garbage and considering the history of the race and money invested on it it does show the respect Sky have for punters.
Why do I know already that you weren't even watching.

I'll stop criticising Sky Racing the day I see something that shows you can be remotely objective on the subject.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2018-Feb-04, 12:03 PM
The last time I watched Sky 1 was in fact to watch Lazarus in the Inter Dom final so it hardly equates to watching it a lot ....does it?

You surely are not supporting the practice of cutting away from races like the Hunter Cup before they are completed..... are you?

Sky deserved to be criticised for that garbage and considering the history of the race and money invested on it it does show the respect Sky have for punters.
Why do I know already that you weren't even watching.

I'll stop criticising Sky Racing the day I see something that shows you can be remotely objective on the subject.

But what about you coming on here to have a go at Sky about the Caulfield track bias?

You said:

"Listening to the Caulfield track manager's track report on Saturday, we were all informed that they would be sticking to the successful rail movement from previous years."

But I cannot see any complaints from you directed at the Melbourne racing authorities on any other thread. Instead you come on here and bag Sky Racing for broadcasting his comments.

Why  :what:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: PoisonPen7 on 2018-Feb-04, 12:05 PM
Pleased to hear that South Australian racing will now be showcased on Racing. com. at the beginning of the new season.

Flicked over to Sky 1 on Saturday to watch a couple of the better races from Adelaide but it is a painful experience.
There is far too much happening on the screen and having to listen to the celebrity in house expert is hard going.
Didn't think there was anyone in the world that has all the form covered for gallops, trots and greyhounds but Sky seem to have  them all signed up.

Have no interest in the red hots and with greyhounds seemingly unable to rid themselves of crooks, have no interest there either.

From 1st August will have no need to watch Sky 1.........Whoopee.

You changed your mind about the trots did you?

What happened to the August 1st declaration.........
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2018-Feb-04, 12:26 PM
 Elsu in the Hunter Cup  was the last time was the last time I invested on the trots so it has been a while.

 Must plead guilty to not honouring my word then ........Lazarus looks a little bit special so I cast a glance.

A couple of positive Sky comments on this thread by me at least show that, unlike you, I can be a little objective.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: nemisis on 2018-Feb-04, 12:39 PM
But what about you coming on here to have a go at Sky about the Caulfield track bias?

You said:

"Listening to the Caulfield track manager's track report on Saturday, we were all informed that they would be sticking to the successful rail movement from previous years."

But I cannot see any complaints from you directed at the Melbourne racing authorities on any other thread. Instead you come on here and bag Sky Racing for broadcasting his comments.

Why  :what:
You have taken something out of context.
I was referring to statements made by Sky Racing that punters have never had it so good with being provided with information and Sky Racing were responsible for for that.

I've criticised Mel. race tracks on other threads.
Quite happy to speak out on Racing. com's facebook page.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Authorized on 2018-Apr-19, 01:55 AM
I've said it before and I'll say it again the people at Sky are  :censored: s.

An impressive Newmarket winners trainer about to be interviewed and the producer/director cuts from that to a screen full of numbers and music.

Why the  :censored:  cant we hear the interviews ?

 :censored: s.

Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Authorized on 2018-Apr-26, 12:47 AM
Seriously you people at Sky and the TAB are hopeless.

No place betting on a 25 horse hurdle race and interrupted coverage of same race.

Hopeless.

Title: Sky Channel
Post by: wily ole dog on 2018-Apr-26, 06:03 PM
They donít appear to be getting your messages
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: Authorized on 2018-Apr-26, 09:17 PM
 :censored: as long as they get my money   :lol:
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: specialweek2 on 2021-May-02, 04:04 PM
So numerous Japan races dropped obviously pool related not quality related. R10 Stakes racing dropped.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: sobig on 2021-May-02, 05:06 PM
You having a break today SW?
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: specialweek2 on 2021-May-02, 05:14 PM
You having a break today SW?
Travel restrictions SB.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: specialweek2 on 2021-Jul-02, 12:29 PM
Woman on Sky 1 needs to listen the comedy Naked Vicar, the classic race caller family. Grating.
Title: Sky Channel
Post by: specialweek2 on 2021-Jul-05, 12:29 PM
Anyone having online problems with feed of Sky today?