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Southwell – Bring On The Demolition Men

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  • #12192
    bettingboy
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    …racing on fibresand is painful to watch. If you squint it’s like seeing exhausted commandos snake-crawling through quicksand.

    #241186
    Grasshopper
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    If you squint even more, you can just about make out the chase track.

    You’re better off watching that with nothing running on it.

    #241247
    AndyCapp
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    I’m the odd one out then, I prefer the All Weather, so Southwell’s card was the only one of interest. One man’s meat and all that! :wink:

    #13718
    bettingboy
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    Worst track in Britain.

    Painful to watch and an utter bore.
    The slow death of racing will continue apace while this is what’s on offer.

    Ladbrokes diaries this year have football on the front – sign of the times…

    #268129
    jose1993
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    Not when it’s added to the "Enjoy England" website’s list of attractions in Nottinghamshire once Racing For Change has got every racecourse in England added it won’t.

    #268131
    Prufrock
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    A theme seems to be developing.

    #268151
    Irish Stamp
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    If you don’t like it just ignore it – nobody forces you to watch it.

    It’s a unique track and brings something different to AW racing in the UK – plenty of people enjoy it.

    #268155
    Cav
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    Love the racing at Southwell. Max has it well sold as a must visit racecourse.

    #268156
    The Ante-Post King
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    If you don’t like it just ignore it – nobody forces you to watch it.

    It’s a unique track and brings something different to AW racing in the UK – plenty of people enjoy it.

    "Unique" is a polite way of putting it Irish,the best thing about Southwell is the drive there and back,a very pleasant half hour for myself across country,unlike the drive to Beverley,all bloody Motorway!I used to enjoy going to Southwell to watch Graham Bradley "part company" with his mount out in the country,he could always manage to fall off differently everytime!To this day "Jonlani" was his best performance!

    #268159
    The Ante-Post King
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    Love the racing at Southwell. Max has it well sold as a must visit racecourse.

    The folk of South Well as they love to keep telling you when you call it Suthall,are a very Clique bunch,for some reason the town can be as cold a place in winter as i have seen,the last time i worked there the temp was -12 degrees,yes you can get a Frosty reception out there!

    #268161
    robnorth
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    The initial post had an ‘I don’t like it, therefore nobody can like it’ feel about it.

    I haven’t ticked Southwell yet so can’t comment on the course itself. That aside, I watched replays of yesterday’s meeting and thought there was some competitive racing.

    #268162
    Cav
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    The folk of South Well as they love to keep telling you when you call it Suthall,are a very Clique bunch,for some reason the town can be as cold a place in winter as i have seen,the last time i worked there the temp was -12 degrees,yes you can get a Frosty reception out there!

    I thought Luke Harvey did a good job yesterday afternoon getting out and about in the snow, the people he spoke to seemed to be having fun, genuine enthusiasts and owners who love their racing at the lower levels.

    These are the people that John Gosden and the Horsemans Group want to excommunicate from the levy.

    #268165
    Maxilon 5
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    Simple rule, TAPK. If you live within a mile of the Minster and can see its twin towers, its South – well. Everyone else can get away with Suthul.

    I got pulled on my first week here by a local who, as you say, can be a bit Hills Have Eyes to strangers, particularly if you’re from Nottingham.

    But you’re from Ripley, right? I wouldn’t wander drunkenly round the market place on a Saturday night – not unless I fancied six months staring at a hospital lightbulb. Lets be fair on this… :D

    Disagree with you entirely on the course itself though. Friendliest course I’ve ever been to. Admittedly I go all the time, but from a standing start I now talk to fifteen, twenty people every meeting. We share information, have a crack, and spot the V word on every race. You can wander about the pre-parade ring, get from the paddock to the books in about six seconds and it is so clean, you can eat the home made cottage pies and mushy peas combo off the floor. As Cav says, I can’t say enough about it.

    But I can understand people not liking that surface. Its a bit Marmite.

    However, Southwell/Suthul bashers are missing the point: We were open for business yesterday and and we’ll be open for business tomorrow. (And Friday!)

    #268176
    The Ante-Post King
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    But you’re from Ripley, right? I wouldn’t wander drunkenly round the market place on a Saturday night – not unless I fancied six months staring at a hospital lightbulb. Lets be fair on this… :D

    You would be safe as houses with me Max,Ripley is famous for Cliff richard playing his first ever gig!I have lived here for 20yrs but i will never be a Ripleyite!By the way i have never had a problem with Jumping at Southwell,its that bloody All Weather stuff,they dont just bring the sand from Skeggy they bring the Donkeys aswell!

    #268180
    moehat
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    Ouch!!!!!

    #268202
    ricky lake
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    Max , share your ethusiam for the gaff , its a good place to go for a day out , un fortunately in the new world of premierisation , it will be downgraded to flapper staus

    Interesting to see what happens then

    cheers

    Ricky

    #268205
    Ken(West Derby)
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    As a long-standing admirer of the female species I find the title of this thread slightly sexist…… I have known many women more than capable of swinging a ball and chain.
    In fact, my ex-wife quite regularly demolished my opinions without even blinking. To suggest our relationship was dynamite is an understatement.
    K

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