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    paulostermeyerpaulostermeyer
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    Agreed.

    For years it was MacKenzie’s personal fiefdom – well he certainly strutted around as if he owned the place.

    #1498838
    graysonscolumngraysonscolumn
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    That’s usually a really good fun fixture, occasionally blessed with an upwardly mobile winner of the Silver Cup feature (I saw Joe Jo Star oblige there barely six weeks before landing the Swinton). Shame I’ve not managed to get to it for a few years now.

    gc

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    #1498850
    paulostermeyerpaulostermeyer
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    The only trouble with Fakenham is it’s the English version of Ffos Las – wherever you are coming from it’s an absolute bugger to drive to (unless you live in King’s Lynn, I suppose)

    I don’t think I have ever been there without being stuck behind a tractor with a maximum speed of 5 mph :yes:

    Then again I think the course tractor gets used quite a lot helping cars out of the car park – I almost had to call on its services once.

    #1498854
    robnorthrobnorth
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    One certainty about driving any distance in Norfolk is you get stuck behind a tractor. An old friend of my wife’s lives at Watlington near King’s Lynn so we get down there fairly regularly though I still have Fakenham to tick off, and it’s a freebie for any meeting on my Kelso membership. Will get there eventually!

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    Mike007
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    I’ve got used to the presenters now only because I tend to switch channels until the build up of each race happens then i switch back. I preferred the channel 4 lot. But I mute the TV when Richard Hoiles talks away from the commentary. His commentary is bad enough as it is (bring back Holt), but when he interviews or offers opinion on form lines i’m not just not interested in what he has to say – he is too boring. His job is and should be to commentate. Leave the rest to the other presenters imo.

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    GSP
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    I recorded racing from last Saturday and watched the races only this morning.
    What caught my ear was the superior commentary on the Irish Champion Stakes, it made the race even more thrilling.
    It was a proper commentary.

    Richard Hoiles take note. You need quality rather than a quantity of words for good commentary.

    #1501509
    TriptychTriptych
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    Agreed GSP the Irish commentary on the Flying Five yesterday was perfect almost as if the commentator had backed the winner himself (perhaps he did ;-) )
    Richard Hoiles is very good but lacks emotion he”s a ‘slippers by the fire man’ as far as commentating goes and very monotone in his delivery, whereas the Irish commentator whips up the excitement level to a fury as the horses battle for the line.
    Brilliant. :good:
    https://www.itv.com/racing/articles/glass-slippers-powers-to-derrinstown-stud-flying-five-stakes-win

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
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    patriot1patriot1
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    Jerry Hannon is your man.

    Tell me you’ve seen last year’s Paddy Power at Leopardstown.

    #1505613
    Blackcountry Kid
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    Only one thing annoys me more about ITV racing,than Chapman,is when one of them goes onto the track and shoves a microphone under the jockey’s nose demanding a interview.While like other broadcasters they expect to talk to connections after a race I would like to see these on track interviews terminated as the first people the jockey should report to are the owner(s) & trainer.
    The other week Chapman was almost wiped out when a horse quickly shifted around.While I wouldn’t consider him any great loss to racing the PR implications to ITV,the course & racing in general wouldn’t be good.Having a ITV member + cameraman milling around among horses is a recipe for something tragic to happen I do hope the powers that be put a stop to it.
    good luck to all

    #1505679
    GSP
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    These post finish interviews are part of the demise of TV racing programmes. Just seems to be an excuse to employ Rishi or someone else. Let’s get as many people as we can on a programme! How many people do we see on ITV racing now, 10, 12.
    Used to be two or three, that’s all you need.

    #1505829
    TriptychTriptych
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    Agreed GSP and BlackcountryKid :good:

    Also do we really need Luke Harvey at the starting stalls talking to the jockeys when they just want a few quiet moments reflecting on their instructions and the race ahead.

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1505840
    patriot1patriot1
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    What’s the difference between racing and football where the man of the match is interviewed seconds after coming off the pitch, boxing where the Victor is grilled in the ring and tennis where the Wimbledon champion is spoken to seconds after winning?

    #1505849
    GSP
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    Yes but watching interview after interview for many hours, who want’s more interviews. Leaves you bloomin exhausted.
    Like Richard Hoiles commentaries, too many words, too little quality or no connection with the race. Just boring monotone without taking a breath.

    Now if they interviewed the horse, that’ll be different!

    #1506463
    GSP
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    Hoiles. More interested in Palace Pier than the winner The Revenant.
    Commentary all over the place with boring monotone.

    #1506510
    Blackcountry Kid
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    Watched a bit now & again during the day and I’m just amazed how much this lot can waffle and say nothing of any relevance.
    Asking a jump jockey about stalls?
    What’s the point of Fitzgerald at the start?
    Weaver’s treated like all he says is gospel.
    The entire show needs a make over with a completely different set of presenters.
    good luck to all

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