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Those bemoaning the new commissions charges at Betfair (first Know Your Customer, now it`s Shaft Your Customer) will be delighted that in a Gordon Brown style sleight of hand they`ve decided to double the commission points earned at Newmarket today.
I can barely contain myself.
Indeed. Sporting Options tried to get out of this circle by seeding the markets. And came horribly unstuck.
Betfair did this at the start and got away with it. So without any form of seeding it is going to be nigh on impossible to get a new exchange to take off.
Jilly, imagine a series which was "made for all the family" about a trainer in Ireland fighting his demons of gambling and was trying to run a shoestring yard. Whilst next door there’s a Coolmore type operation which is forever trying to close him down.
Close your eyes here and you could be thinking that this is that awful yuppie series ‘Gentlemen and Players’.
And the said trainer gets by by his charm and, um, generally saves the day from week to week.
It really was a poor show and I am glad that the BBC put up the green screens and the vet put it out of its misery.
Quote: from Friggo on 1:38 am on May 23, 2007[br]
Quote: from Shadow Leader on 6:59 pm on May 22, 2007[br]Welsh is not English!! <br>
Debatable from where I’m sitting. But that’s an issue way beyond the scope of horse racing. ;)<br>
Certainly NOT debatable from where I am sitting (on the Llyn).
Well, if we’re going to be pedantic then as long as there are are ten or more English jockeys then there are at least "Top Ten English Jockeys" no matter who they are and no matter how good they are.
Top is a relative term and not an absolute term such as great.
Get yer bail money ready.
Ah, of course. Apologies, my brain has obviously turned to suet pudding today.
Would you have Martin Dwyer (Liverpool) and Hayley Turner (Notts)?
Dwyer is a good jockey in my book and Turner must be worth a mention for her feats? Or are we getting too close to that ten mark and so anyone less than the calibre of Piggott is to be excluded?
I think that someone ought to warn The Palace…
Does this list have to be English or is it open to any good British jockey?
If the latter then Willie Carson was quite handy.
I am not sure how WinWise say how they operate but when I hear of a ‘losing bet refund guarantee’ then, quite often, they work in the following way.
A letter comes in the post telling you of their wondeful successes but because they are so successful they can’t get their bets on and so this is where you come in.
For a small percentage they ask you to put their bets on for them. If the bet wins then they’ll give you, say, 10% of the winnings and if the bet loses they’ll refund you.
So, you go and raid your savings account and place the bet. Now, what they will have done is to find a tight little handicap where there’s no clear cut obvious winner and if, say, there’s ten runners then they will send out to everyone one of ten sets of selections.
One of the horses will win and then a motorbike will turn up at the doorstep and take 90% of the winnings from the person who placed the bet.
Those which will have placed a losing bet will be waiting and waiting for a refund. It will never come. The phone number will be disconnected and the accomodation address will have been vacated.
Now, I have no idea if this lot run the same scheme. They could be even honest but when I see a ‘money back guarantee’ then I wouldn#t get involved. The maths simply doesn’t stack up.
One of the things I look for is a horse with nice low weight figures and a high speed rating.
I was on Miss Tabboo each way with the win part at 80s. Even though it was placed I just have to thank those crazy layers.
Look at the advantage; just three racing days a year on the BBC and thus just three days of Thommo.
Frankly, I don’t dislike him and if there’s anyone which I would love to be shipped off somewhere then it’s that Orange Fool from ATR who makes The Fat Oaf looks staid and sensible.
I have a vision of the stalls not being placed across the track correctly and then half a dozen stall handlers keeling over…
Venetia’s trophy looked remarkably like a saucepan lid.
Who organises and runs the gallops? In other words, how does it all operate?