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  • in reply to: ITV Coverage – initial thoughts #1352101
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    I’m with Crepello, show us all the damn horses before the race. I could understand it if there are a few meets being covered, but even 30 minutes between races and they can only afford about 30 seconds in the parade ring.

    You tune in nice and early for some very interesting upcoming 3yo race(or any race) hoping to learn soomething, but you only get a glimpse of 2 or 3 horses they deem worthy of showing us, alongside some utter dribble spoken like the horse had his ears pricked when he did a crap last week or the rider is the hardest working jockey in the weighing room.

    in reply to: ITV Coverage – initial thoughts #1347518
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    All I ask is to see a lot more of the horses.

    in reply to: Five day festival ? #1346863
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    We could end up with a greys only novice chase for horses that ran last time at Perth as the last race one day.

    I love cheltenham, but it just isn’t the same anymore. Used to barely be able to sleep the night before but that is fading away by the year.

    in reply to: Another Ascot brawl #1313781
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    Only ever heard of one punch up when I used to go regular to NH meets throughout the 90s. But that was a vicious attack on the ring inspector(Gerry) by thugs at Ludlow after the last race.
    Was always plenty of drinking going on but never any pissed up morons fighting.

    in reply to: Betting shops in the 1980s? #1295097
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    I grew up waiting outside bookies late 70s early 80s. Staring through the coloured tassles hanging down on the door. Some were so smokey you could hardly see what was going on in there.
    Even though most blokes who walked out looked miserable and pissed off, as a kid it seemed something good was going on in there.

    In the holidays we only went to seaside towns that had at least one betting shop.

    in reply to: ITV Coverage – initial thoughts #1293387
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    And a commentator that is so annoying you can’t have the volume on during the race.

    in reply to: ITV Coverage – initial thoughts #1292098
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    One positive is no one said

    “cheltenham is racings olympics”

    in reply to: ITV Coverage – initial thoughts #1292089
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    I wish they would drop the winning trainer/jockey is a genius bollocks. Or the winning jockey is the hardest worker in the weighing room and doesn’t get the rides he deserves. Or if those cliches have already been exhausted(which is often) the rider is the nicest bloke to ever be born in the history of mankind. There must be at least one who is a tosser.

    But that is more of a gripe with racing coverage full stop, not just itv.

    in reply to: Biggest drifter to go and win #1289500
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    Wasn’t that a Kicking King type deal though?

    in reply to: Sporting Life Site #1289179
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    Even the live site is now kaput(for me anyway)

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    They have absolutely screwed the website.

    in reply to: Malcolm Tomlinson #1287290
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    I’m not sure. But you can go all in you will hear it mentioned every time squeezy calls a segdefield chase race along with the paxtons fence.

    in reply to: Malcolm Tomlinson #1287248
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    He does seem to love to get the squeeze on before they jump the johnny ridley fence and lash home.

    in reply to: The Lounge #1285805
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    Gamble man – I remember him in the betfair olden days. First thread I ever read I think was one of his back in 2001. 16 effing years ago!!

    in reply to: Scotland #1285001
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    I know this is a longshot, as this forum is a very lonely place, but someone must care.
    Time is nearly up, what on earth will we do with no spring classics, no giro, dauphine – no deadliest catch, gold rush, mountain monsters, top 10 nazis favourite stretches of canal, look at that boulder it must have been built by sky people aliens show etc

    in reply to: Horses that have made you cry #1284839
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    None from watching a race ever.

    Only when have lost relatives and friends, and when I had my beloved springer put down.
    Was witness to seeing a stableyard as a young lad, the morning after a fire swept through two of the three entire stable blocks killing 5 racehorses, a couple of hacks and 2 dogs, was pretty high on the grimness stakes.

    Get great joy from watching racing but never close to crying.

    in reply to: 1/4 fav beats 9/4 second fav #1282967
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    I went to warwick dogs one night, first race went 6/4 co favs of five.
    Made the old midlands away books look generous.

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