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  • #6146
    steveh31
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    The opening of Great Leighs has been put back to March 18 2008.

    Meaning another seven races will have to be transferred.

    Nothing more to be said really the embarrassing spectacle continues.

    #133312
    Scribbles
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    It’s turning into a farce isn’t it? :oops:

    #133320
    bluechariot
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    What you never had you never miss. Don’t see why there is a thread on this every time it fails an inspection. It will open some day and be a resounding success.

    #135682
    robharvell
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    Hello everbody

    I live and work and great leighs, and have seen the racecourse developing from day one. I am a chef in the ‘green dragon’ pub wich is in spitting distance of the course. I for one cant wait for completion because as you can imagine lunchtimes are rather busy with all the groundworkers etc. I’m sure my boss doesnt agree though!

    I get the feeling from reading some threads on here that the course isnt being received all that well, i can understand why, i’m no fan of all weather racing but i have the novelty of being able to see the course form my upstairs, so maybe i’m biased! But in all seriousness it is starting to look like a racecourse now, and it is good for my local area.

    #135683
    Charlie D
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    Welcome to TRF rob

    Wish i had an AW track on my doorstep :cry:

    #135693
    robharvell
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    thanks charlie. yeah its sure going to be interesting

    #135699
    graysonscolumn
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    it is starting to look like a racecourse now, and it is good for my local area.

    …and that, ultimately, is one of the entire project’s great assets – that it meets a recognisable demographic / geographic need. Take away its two point-to-point venues of High Easter and Marks Tey, and there hasn’t been any recognisable racecourse in Essex for decades, has there (NB need to check Chris Pitt’s book for the precise dates).

    For all that it will be peddling my least favourite flavour of racing, Great Leighs will plug as much of a gap as Ffos Las will in southwest Wales next year where coverage of the country by racing under Rules is concerned. There won’t too many parts of the country left that are seriously deficient in that regard once both courses are operative.

    gc

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

    #135701
    non vintage
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    Indeed. Can’t wait for it to open! Should get all sorts of banditry going on what with it being neatly nestled between the east-end of London and Newmarket!!!

    #135703
    MikkyMo73
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    So when are they going to build an A/W track in the North then Jeremy :lol:

    Three tracks in the South and one in the Midlands :shock:

    Mike

    #135704
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    So when are they going to build an A/W track in the North then Jeremy :lol:

    Has Sedgefield been put on hold then?

    #135706
    Firestorm
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    Thats great to know robharvell, we all know were to go for a fantastic lunch once Great Leighs up and running….. :lol:

    Welcome to the Forum :)

    #135707
    MikkyMo73
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    So when are they going to build an A/W track in the North then Jeremy :lol:

    Has Sedgefield been put on hold then?

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    We have proper racing up here NV, we don’t need any of that artificial surface crap – it just ends up being used for camel and pig racing anyway :lol:

    Mike

    #135709
    MikkyMo73
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    Oh, and sorry, make that FOUR in the South and ONE in the MIdlands :shock: .

    Think I will get on to Mat Chapman, he’ll have a track built up here in no time :lol:

    Mike

    #135710
    Friggo
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    Mike, can you imagine an AW track within 100 miles of Grasshopper? It would be no sooner up than torched!

    There was talk of Musselburgh being made into an AW track, although that’s been quite quiet of late. I think the council may have blocked the plans, but I’d need to look back to make sure. Locals didn’t want it due to comparing AW racing to "A circus of despair and suffering for its’ spectators, which only serves to make a mockery of racing and mankind in general".
    Or it might have been about the historic golf course in the centre of the track, I can’t remember. :wink:

    #135712
    robnorth
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    There was talk of Musselburgh being made into an AW track, although that’s been quite quiet of late. I think the council may have blocked the plans, but I’d need to look back to make sure.

    Friggo

    I believe the plans were rejected by the local council last year sometime. While I’m not averse to an All-Weather track in Scotland, Musselburgh would have been the wrong place.

    Rob

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