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    Why aren't owners revolting over $4,500 races in Vic

    We are seeing an increase in races for a little more than the standard $7k
    Eg Maryborough on Wednesday has two $8k races and one $9k race
    and yet at the same meeting we have two $4,500 races
    If they found another $1k and redistributed the 'extra' funds from the races for $8k and $9k
    The whole program could have been racing for $7k

    Sounds fairer to me. $4,500 races were brought in by razor Martin because we were going broke. Now they are becoming entrenched
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    I would think that HRV should be embarrassed to have two $4,500 races on a Friday night card at Melton

    http://www.harness.org.au/racing/fie...s/?mc=MX180222
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    Is Friday night card a metro meeting? Could be the answer. Main meeting for week being Terang Cup

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    Carol, I know it is not a metro meeting but it is still embarrassing stakemoney. Do you see it at Menangle. It is the equivalent of Flemington having a midweek meeting and having a couple of races for what they race a Healesville picnic for
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    The prize money for the gallops picnic meeting at Woolamai tomorrow is $5k
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    If we had made the two $8k races $7k and one of the $10k races a $7k, we would have the $5k to boost the $4,500 races to $7k
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    My dad refuses to race in the $5000 races over here. Costs the same to train them to race in a $7500 so why would he want to instantly lose $1500?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTQ View Post
    My dad refuses to race in the $5000 races over here. Costs the same to train them to race in a $7500 so why would he want to instantly lose $1500?
    I remember the late Leo O'Connor saying it cost him the same money to train Gammalite as it did to have a slow maiden in the stable. I have learnt you will never own a horse capable of earning the lion's share of the stakes while you are paying up for horses that bottom feed with the mice.

    Victims of the punt will bet regardless of the stakemoney. HRV, bu continuing to program $4500 races at prime tracks demonstrates its priority is for punters not owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTQ View Post
    My dad refuses to race in the $5000 races over here. Costs the same to train them to race in a $7500 so why would he want to instantly lose $1500?
    Good on him Katie, imagine if every trainer did that
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    Booming Mildura has 12 races again tonight
    But the $10k and $12k races are at the expense of the Three $4,500 races (they could all have been $7k races)
    They haven't attracted anything special
    They appear to be a donation to the Douglas Superannuation Fund
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