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mortdale

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« 2017-Mar-23, 03:33 PM Reply #75 »
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.
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« 2017-Mar-23, 04:33 PM Reply #76 »
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.
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« 2017-Mar-23, 06:08 PM Reply #77 »

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.

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« 2017-Mar-23, 06:15 PM Reply #78 »
 Sorry, I was :offtopic:   I don't have Sky and was waffling on about the competition.
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« 2017-Mar-23, 11:22 PM Reply #79 »
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!!

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« 2017-Mar-28, 10:00 AM Reply #80 »
Appreciate the explanation PP7 thanks - you're right bad timing it appears. apologies

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« 2017-Mar-28, 10:24 AM Reply #81 »
Has there been any recent news about Sky racing been made available on Andoid devices?

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« 2017-Mar-30, 05:19 PM Reply #82 »
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.

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« 2017-May-01, 09:57 PM Reply #83 »
 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.
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« 2017-May-02, 06:58 AM Reply #84 »
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.

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« 2017-May-02, 09:00 AM Reply #85 »
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

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« 2017-May-02, 09:02 AM Reply #86 »
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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« 2017-May-02, 09:10 AM Reply #87 »
Can you browse to racingnsw.com.au ?

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The app  states not available in your country.

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« 2017-May-02, 01:25 PM Reply #88 »
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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« 2017-May-02, 02:54 PM Reply #89 »
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.

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« 2017-May-02, 05:02 PM Reply #90 »
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:

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« 2017-May-02, 05:27 PM Reply #91 »
The app  states not available in your country.


Cost me a bundle when starspangledbanner won the Guineas.
I was in New York.  :lol:

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« 2017-Oct-24, 06:52 AM Reply #92 »
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.


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« 2017-Oct-24, 08:17 PM Reply #93 »
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:

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« 2017-Oct-24, 09:19 PM Reply #94 »

 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?

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« 2017-Oct-27, 10:58 PM Reply #95 »
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.


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« 2017-Oct-28, 10:19 PM Reply #96 »
Racing is coming out of Sky Channel left right and centre yet Sky Thoroughbred Central is not being used.

Philby, this is pathetic viewing.

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« 2017-Oct-28, 10:27 PM Reply #97 »
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.

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« 2018-Feb-03, 08:47 PM Reply #98 »
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.

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« 2018-Feb-04, 08:51 AM Reply #99 »
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


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