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    Senior Member Stallion aussiebreno is just really nice aussiebreno is just really nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Messenger View Post
    On the 1200m racing

    https://www.thetrots.com.au/news/art...-says-hrv-ceo/

    It is good to hear from the CEO !

    I hope it appeals to a new audience - we will have to see it reflected in turnover

    I still think it is about making our races quicker (less of a footprint on Sky)

    PP has pointed out that this is NOT why the greyhounds turnover is up But rather that they are running twice as many races!
    Think of the big/time lengthy gallops races - Cox Plate, Melbourne Cup etc etc
    Shorter races will definitely help with getting an audience who don't like the boring 60-90 seconds in middle section of 2100-2200m trots when nothing happens. Still a fan of more racing though. 9 race cards are better than 7 race cards etc.

    Melbourne Cup is once a year. Rest of the year the gallops barely have races over 2000m+. Typical card 90% of races 1600m or less. Also - have a look at the rise of 1200m Everest and decline of Melbourne Cup in recent years.

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    I am often complaining about the time between races but a lot of the time it has to be a long day for trainers/drivers

    I saw Aaron Dunne had 3 in at Mildura today.
    For a start it is 3 hrs from Horsham to Mildura
    He had one in R1 before midday, so he would have had to get there at 11am
    He did not have his next until R5 at 3pm so even with gearing up and gearing down, he would still have had 2hrs to kill - a long lunch maybe?
    Then his third starter was in R10 at 5.25 so once again well over an hour to kill - I wonder what is on offer for afternoon tea at Mildura?
    It could have been worse, his third starter could have been in R12 which would have added a further hour onto his day

    At least it is a day meet but he would have been up at dawn, left for Mildura before 7.30am and won't be home till probably 9.30pm

    https://www.harness.org.au/racing/fi...s/?mc=ML210723
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    Good to see that Aaron won R10 - that would have improved the drive home
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    We are now accepting 4 horse races

    Look at the trot - R3 Melton on Saturday night
    Admittedly we have got 4 good trotters in it
    But the only way the race has stood up is by Brent Lilley putting an NR58 and a NR64 in a NR80+ race
    Because he has his champ Queen Elida as favourite
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    Maestro went around at YV today in a NR52+ and could only manage 4th - he definitely does not belong in the above race
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    He doesnt belong but how many NR80+ trotters currently in training in Victoria? Makes it hard for the NR100+ to get a race. Just another reason we should get rid of the trots!

    Also how many people have whinged about lack of mares opportunities and we get 6 in a mares FFA for good prizemoney.

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