This is just dreadful. Richest race in UK and Ireland was the Dan Moore at Fairyhouse today, one of the richest and top 2 mile Chase’s on the National Hunt Calender. Bigger first prize than the Grand Annual Chase at Cheltenham and the Racing TV didn’t preview the race, or get any expert comments, or analyse the form, or even show a replay of the finish. No interviews and apparently no report from the course. It’s absolutely scandalous and Irish racing is going to suffer an awful lot if this type of disinterest in Irish racing continues
@thewexfordman are you really surprised? Rtv have no interest in Irish Racing just getting one over on Sky, they have the rights for 4 years they can do as they wish, they won’t really take much interest until 2023 when the rights come back for renewal and suddenly Irish racing will conveniently take a new meaning to them.
Not sure all the RTV courses have got the memo (assuming one has been sent) about delaying the start of races for another one to finish – I have seen it on RUK with a commentator saying we are just waiting for an Irish race to finish plenty of times.
That should be happening more often now that these meeting are all on one channel especially given that some of the time the horses are being told to take another turn for no reason after the off time has passed – surely no hardship to wait a minute or so if the other meeting’s race is in the final stages.
Lack of communication for the Wetherby race to start whilst Fairyhouse was just ending – hopefully just teething problems to be ironed out. Hopefully when next seasons race times are announced (both Uk & Ireland) they maybe be able to stagger the start times better, they should be able to have 10mins between all races on most days surely.