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    Quote Originally Posted by David Martin View Post
    And then 22 races on Friday...
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    From my Odds On spreadsheet for the last 2 months I calculate that for June and July we are averaging almost exactly 9 races per meeting
    August is threatening to bring this average down as even by Saturday our August average will only be 8.2

    We have a strategy in place to reduce our number of meets but increase the size of the programmes
    Admittedly this is Winter!

    With season's end fast approaching, the annual figures will soon be available to see how well we managed to increase program sizes.
    I hope/think these figures are available state by state (not just Nationally)
    Hopefully larger programmes have not been at the expense of field sizes, no doubt we want an average of 8+ per field but I imagine anything over 9 is icing and probably not a factor in improving turnover

    It would be interesting to know which is better for turnover
    a race split into 2 fields of 6
    or a full field of 12 (or 10 with 2 emergencies on our smaller tracks)
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    In my experience Kev in NSW field size was paramount for turnover, and why they went to 12 horse fields at Menangle and Newcastle even though the tracks were designed for fields of 10 all across the front. Keeping field sizes up is also considered paramount in WA, and I believe the newly appointed CEO in SA in a podcast interview in the last week also spoke of the importance of keeping up field sizes.

    It appears that Vic is the odd state out......

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    Will be interesting to see how the meetings hold up after September 1 when the 2yo races disappear for 3 to 4 months .

    I probably should be booking myself in at a psychiatrists because I just got myself a new broodmare !
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    Quote Originally Posted by gutwagon View Post
    Will be interesting to see how the meetings hold up after September 1 when the 2yo races disappear for 3 to 4 months .

    I probably should be booking myself in at a psychiatrists because I just got myself a new broodmare !
    The beginning of the turn around for the breeding industry? Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by gutwagon View Post
    Will be interesting to see how the meetings hold up after September 1 when the 2yo races disappear for 3 to 4 months .

    I probably should be booking myself in at a psychiatrists because I just got myself a new broodmare !
    Think of the excitement - I hope she is close enough to visit
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    I just hope there is still an industry left when my next foal is old enough to race.
    Don't die wondering !

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