January 3, 2006 at 22:05 #2383
‘Favourite’ performance is a pointer to the future of betting
Greg Wood<br>Tuesday January 3, 2006January 3, 2006 at 23:10 #68087GlennParticipant
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Far be it from me to crib an article that appeals to punters to ‘annoy their bookmaker no end’ but doesn’t the fav usually outperform most tipsters? Is this a new phenomenon?January 4, 2006 at 17:12 #68088clivexMember
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I thought it was a good piece…
The problem with these tipping contests is that they are obliged to pick something every day. And only one…
Far more effective would be say, pick 8 a month or something. And why not 5 on one day for instance?
In a way the traditional restriction almost makes a loss inevitable and must give the impression to some punters that that is all there is to the gameJanuary 6, 2006 at 13:10 #68090
Full profile of trainer Venetia Williams by Andrew Baker in today’s Telegraph:January 8, 2006 at 11:32 #68092
A mildly humourous report on yesterday’s action (albeit lacking in subtlety!) here by Brough Scott on "Balls and Bureaucracy" in today’s Sun Telegraph.January 10, 2006 at 12:58 #68093
Stalls handlers farrago looks a disaster in the making
Greg Wood <br>Tuesday January 10, 2006<br>The Guardian
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Zilzal,<br>totally agree…if something is not sorted out soon they will be gettin unskilled peolple who are given a bit of training and in my opinion there are going to be accidents waiting to happen…January 10, 2006 at 18:46 #68095
It amazes me how the racing world is prepared to risk their costly immature two year olds to inexperienced handlers whether this is in a training yard or on a race track.<br>Presumably, insurance covers accidents but what about psychological damage? How many potentially great horse are ruined by harsh handling?January 13, 2006 at 13:04 #68096
"Bookmakers pull the strings on British racingÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s puppet."
<br>Julian Muscat in the Times Today:January 17, 2006 at 13:01 #68097
Club poised to make new race-fix charges
Leaks put Flat jockeys and bookmaker in frame; Scotney team have two investigations under way
Greg Wood<br>Tuesday January 17, 2006<br>The GuardianJanuary 17, 2006 at 18:59 #68098
It looks like Alan Lee will be winning even more friends in the Jockeys’ room after his piece in today’s Times.
While I have every admiration for the courage of Jump Jockeys, Lee is foolish and wrong to suggest that the Jockeys should be easily forgiven and more leniently punished for the Crosse & Loughran style howlers.
It is simply too easy for an unscrupulous jockey to deliberately simulate such a blunder for financial gain and bring the sport into disrepute. As racing finds it impossible to prove such wrongdoing, all Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â such spectacular blunders must be harshly and exemplarily punished.January 17, 2006 at 19:26 #68099
A bit unfair, Zilzal, to harshly punish a jockey for the serious blunder of misjudging the finishing post. We had a job seeing the one at Sandown, hidden in front of a sea of bookies’ umbrellas.<br>On the flat, some jocks can deliberately start slowly, or get behind a wall of horses, or feign riding out. How do you punish that?January 17, 2006 at 19:46 #68100
Nor1 , If there is not serious deterrent such mistakes will become even more commonplace.
You are right about the non-triers who like to start slowly and get lost in the crowd. I think there should be a maximum limit in fields; the Irish races involving 20 to 30 runners are ridiculous and an invitation to non-triers. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â In my view there is even an argument for forbidding jockeys the luxury of Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â looking over their shoulders !!January 19, 2006 at 13:44 #68101
Decision nears on Fallon fix charge
Paul Kelso<br>Thursday January 19, 2006<br>The GuardianJanuary 19, 2006 at 16:47 #68102
Great news. Let’s hope the racing industry can clean up their sport. It may even deter some people if they thought they could get caught.<br>However, I still think the handicap system needs sorting.
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