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    We have 43 minutes between races at Maryborough today - is that a record
    The whole program is a dog's breakfast with the following gaps

    27 31 36 39 34 43 34 41 29

    Compared to 30 minutes between all races - today you are going home 44 minutes later!

    The programmers and Sky are killing us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Messenger View Post
    We have 43 minutes between races at Maryborough today - is that a record
    The whole program is a dog's breakfast with the following gaps

    27 31 36 39 34 43 34 41 29

    Compared to 30 minutes between all races - today you are going home 44 minutes later!

    The programmers and Sky are killing us
    not sure how far Emma Stewart is from Maryborough but she was in the first and last race. - edit: Had a look and it's about an hour so not so bad.
    Those types of days really really take it out of the horses and staff. One night we were in the first and last race at Gloucester Park with nothing in between on an 11card program. Our little 2yo was having one of her first starts and it was a 3hr drive to Perth so she was away from home for something like 11 hours.
    Surely by now, field selectors could set race times to group a trainer's starters together. It wouldn't happen every meet but you'd think they could make it a consideration.

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    Tonight's Melton meet has bigger gaps than normal and the times are all over the place
    We are being treat like beggars - take it or leave it
    When are we going to make a stand
    Saturday night harness should be on the half hour

    https://www.harness.org.au/racing/fi...s/?mc=MX100623
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    11.12 am R1 Maryborough this morning seems a strange time to be running a 'metro quality' race. I know there are only 6 starters but 4 of them are city class horses

    https://www.harness.org.au/racing/fi...23#MHC30062301
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    So the above race ended up holding $2,666 Win and $2,954 First Four

    A comparable race from last Saturday was the 5 horse R3 which held $5,913 Win and $14,409 First Four

    Yes, one is Saturday but the 11am Friday morning is the point I am making

    The last race at Mary at 4.38 held $10,106 Win and $6,506 First Four. It was a bigger field than R1 but I think R1 could still have come close to that better placed

    (The above figures are Vic TAB only)
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    This has to be the worst ever.
    40 mins between every race at Stawell on Sunday bar the last

    https://www.harness.org.au/racing/fi...s/?mc=SW160723

    There is no other harness on interstate to help kill the time - are they trying to drum up business for the pokies (but I do know the club wouldn't have any say in it)
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    1200m racing - I am reserving my judgement on it as I have seen it produce more interesting racing but is anywhere else in the world racing over shorter than a mile?

    https://www.thetrots.com.au/news/art...ust-at-melton/
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    They might as well bring back Monte racing for all the good that 1200 metre sprints will do.

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    Steve, I have seen some advocating bringing back Monte racing for the interest it creates (if my memory is correct, Chris Lang for one)

    My first thoughts/posts (going back a couple of years) ridiculed the notion of 1200m racing - they were to appease the TAB/Sky and take less time. Of late, I have had to admit that some of the races have been more interesting than most 1720m races

    This wasn't really intended IMO - just a fluke. A bit like the Blues having Silvagni and Motlop in the team last week
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    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
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