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Makes more sense than swamping one of the highlights of the flat season with betting fodder.
Wants the point in subscribing to RTV? Their coverage of The Eclipse was pathetic and would have been worse if sandown hadn’t been running late.
They should have ditched Chelmsford and Leicester to be shown later.
Thank goodness for ITV and I never thought I’d say that.
Exactly Phil.what kind of idiot at The BHA would schedule a race to go off 5 minutes after a group one? Especially given Sandowns tradition of running late.
Not to mention a sand race 10 minutes before😡
It’s no wonder ITVs figures are up when RTV are being drowned in mediocrity
Needs to be a cut of at least 300 meetings
As racing has effectively stuck two fingers up to both long term partners BBC & CH4,It’s ITV or nothing so that’s why they seems to be getting a easy ride from the media.
as jumping is more popular nowadays,ITVs remit was to drum up more interest in the flat and hence they seem to dumb it down more from May to October.
I’m happy to watch the jumping on ITV but come May I avoid it like the plague and hope the idiot rot hasn’t set in when the jumping returns.
Doesn’t seem right to have The Oaks being run in May..couldn’t the meeting be held next weekend??
Would have given a longer gap betweenThe Dante and The Derby.
I haven’t seen one betting shop advertising The Derby in their windows.
Brigadier Gerard evening at Sandown…another high profile meeting on RTV ruined by the arrival of Irish racing.
RTV are not seriously going to show a tin pot race at Navan 5 minutes before the Group One at Newbury are they??
My trips to The Rowley Mile at Newmarket in the past was different to others as I used to go into to the family enclosure to get a racecard and then back out to go down to the starts.
Have been to the start of The Cambridgeshire when there was 40 runners with the course so wide they had the stalls set up and still had room for the horses to walk behind.
Also walked all the way to The Ceaserwich start and watched races from the devils Dyke.
Yes you can’t see the finish but it’s very peaceful and worth a try.
There was some valuable races at Newton Abbot today and would have been nice if ITV could have shown a couple of them but there was no chance of the flat biased channel doing that,much preferring to interrupt coverage of Jumps Finale day with flat racing.
Even with an extra RTV Channel,The BHA would still make a mess of scheduling the off times…a chimps tea party at the zoo would do a better job.
Il be surprised if subscribers are not leaving in their droves given how the coverage has predictably deteriorated since January 1st.
Hopefully this might lead to them offering separate Jumps/flat subscriptions
Coverage of jumps finale day at Sandown is set to be a dogs breakfast this year with 2 Irish meetings now being shown on top of Haydock & Leicester.
No wonder ITVs figures are on the up.
It’s one thing to run a channel like this when it’s non subscription but when people are paying for it,it’s just not good enough.
I’m just waiting for them to show a race from punchestown 5 minutes before the 2,000 Guineas
GOLDENMILLER34 Timeform have called the recent changed nationals the “plastic Nationals” and suggests that tv viewers are slowly realising that it isn’t the race it was.
ITV are doing very well with their viewing figures across the board except for National Day when they expected to get at least 12m but haven’t got within 1.5m of Minority channel 4.