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    Glenn
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    Well, the trilateral commission’s plan to convert Kempton into the biggest clip joint in the UK has worked a treat.

    Kempton’s management have done everything the cartel have asked of them and more:

    1) Laying down a surface that produces totally random results<br>2) Ensuring that as few people turn up as possible by charging over the top prices for admission and food/drink/parking while putting on meetings at the most inconvenient times.<br>3) Balloting out horses in sixteen runner fields for the sole reason of increasing the cartel’s profits.<br>4) Bringing bandit filth to a supposedly grade one track.

    The upshot is an on-course market over which the cartel has an iron grip. Look at today’s percentages – up to a mind boggling 5.5% per runner. BAGS racing is here.

    What bothers me is that the pathologicals that this filth is put on for must be losing at a rate of four/five times what they would on normal racing.

    Imagine the knock-on effects on the national crime statistics. Burglaries, muggings and petty theft must be going through the roof as these pathologicals have to ‘reload’ five times as often.

    Surely ‘the problem of Kempton’ has now gone far beyond the closed racing community and is proving a scourge on the public in general.

    It’s time for the Home Secretary to act.

    Shut the place down

    #31852
    The Market Man
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    Keep it open for jump racing only. King George is too important to mess with.

    They can close down the wretched all weather track and every other all weather track as far as I’m concerned.

    #31853
    Prufrock
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    Is it possible that Kempton is unwittingly doing you a favour in the longer-term in highlighting just what an absurd situation having SPs determined by the on-course market (4 bookies in Tatts, one of whom gave up after the second race, and 2 on the rails tonight) is?

    I like the place, and the racing tonight was by no means bad, but it must have marked an all-time low in terms of paying attendance and even I can’t imagine it continuing as it is.

    #31854
    davidjohnson
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    That looked quite a good opening maiden Pru. Any views on it. What did you make of the Gary Moore horse? – see my other thread.

    #31855
    Prufrock
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    I thought the horses with form were there for the taking (I had First Princess rated 62 unadjusted and Hall Of Fame 66 unadjusted beforehand) but the winner did it pretty well given that he was definitely green and the second made good late headway (looking forward to checking the sectionals).

    I will have to go back and look at Art Gallery as I did not see a proper replay. What you imply does not surprise me.

    The second maiden was pants, or not much better than that.

    #31856
    apracing
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    <br>An announcement by the current Home Secretary that he planned a crackdown on racing at Kempton would be the best possible news for the course.

    The future of the track would then be guaranteed.

    AP

    #31857
    FlatSeasonLoverFlatSeasonLover
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    Quote: from apracing on 11:22 pm on Nov. 22, 2006[br]<br>An announcement by the current Home Secretary that he planned a crackdown on racing at Kempton would be the best possible news for the course.

    The future of the track would then be guaranteed.

    AP

    If the home office intervened, it would become even more corrupt and soon go bankcrupt!

    #31858
    bimble
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    <br>  Glenn,<br>            You say " Look at today’s percentages – up to a mind boggling 5.5% per runner. BAGS racing is here. "

                How do you arrive at your percentage figures ? For <br>example , in the Kempton 5-50 there were The Racing Post <br>states that the Total SP figure was 136 % . With 14 runners am I correct in saying that the percentages were <br>9.71 per runner ?  

    #31859
    Glenn
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    The calculation is:

    (total percentage minus 100)/number of runners

    or minus 300 for the place market

    The last show on the four runner race was to 122% – 5.5% per runner.

    #31860
    FlatSeasonLoverFlatSeasonLover
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    Quote: from Glenn on 1:41 am on Nov. 23, 2006[br]The calculation is:

    (total percentage minus 100)/number of runners

    or minus 300 for the place market

    The last show on the four runner race was to 122% – 5.5% per runner.

    122% in a 4 runner race is a disgrace

    (Edited by FlatSeasonLover at 2:14 am on Nov. 23, 2006)

    #31861
    Anonymous
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    The whole shooting match is a disgrace!<br>Average o/rounds at Kempton yesterday were 3.32% per runner; Wetherby 1.54%.<br> More than double the percentage profit to the off-course industry, the only consolation being double s.fa. is still not very much.<br> Sack the accountants and give us our sport back.:o <br>

    #31862
    dave jay
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    It really does pay to not bet with the bookies.

    #31863
    Seagull
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    Despite the massive overounds from the on course bookie chappies I doubt if they are making it pay as no one is turning up to watch and bet on this dross.

    Someone I know took one of Gary Moores ruuners to a twilight meeting and he said the stable staff out numbered the punters.<br>The blame lies firmly on the mangement.

    #31864
    dave jay
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    The 4 horse race had an overround of 119% .. :o <br>

    #31865
    empty walletempty wallet
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    Seems to be the market working as it should – less demand creating higher overrounds

    <br>Maybe the Home Secretary should step in as Glenn states and place a % cap per runner to stop this happening

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