Apr 4

 

 

 

Good morning punters

 

 

 

After a huge day on Saturday with 13 selected races at Mornington and Royal Randwick; we tipped plenty

 

of winners on top in both states and exotics dividends for members.

 

 

 

With Winx rated 100% fit, from off the float about 90 minutes before the race, members were able

 

to snap up the $2.10 on offer.

 

 

 

A very good horse, more on her later if she runs again next week.

 

 

 

 

 

Donkeys designed Royal Randwick Mounting Yard.

 

 

 

They messed up big time in the design of the mounting yard at Royal Randwick.

 

 

 

With the high rise buildings about 20 metres too close to the horses parading, late

 

In the afternoon with media camera, a huge shadow over shadows the horses and they

 

come up black on the tele and unseeable to world-wide broadcasts.

 

 

 

As winter approaches and shorter days, you will find that 2-3-4 races will be in the dark

 

in the mounting yard at Royal Randwick.

 

 

 

They did not think of broadcasting networks vision when setting all this up.

 

 

 

I will steer clear of the last few races in betting and tipping as I simply cannot see or rate the horses.

 

and will always protect the best interest of our members.

 

 

 

Shame, shame, shame Royal Randwick!

 

 

 

Regards

 

 

 

Jim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apr 3

 

 

This is where 28.8 should be!

 

Horse racing: True passion of HK

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Horse racing is one of the most popular sports in Hong Kong. More than the thrill of watching the horses run, and the possibility of making a little money, it has become a life style for many locals. As we are about to usher in the Year of the Horse, our reporter Li Jiejun takes us to the race course in Hong Kong.

One of Hong Kong’s true passions. Nothing sets people abuzz with excitement quite as much as the thrill of their favourite sport: horse racing. Taking a chance, savouring joy, and cheering for a winner. It’s estimated that one third of people in Hong Kong are horse racing fans. Tommy Leung is one of them. Racing has become an inseparable part of his life for over 30 years. He hardly misses any racing day, and has his own way to pick horses.

“If the horses are sweating, that means they are nervous or not in good condition. If they are calm and placid, then they have staying power.” Leung said.

Every horseplayer has their own racing guide. Coming to the course to try their luck has become a lifestyle for many. And the number of attendees will reach its peak at the first race of the Chinese new year, which falls on the third day of the lunar calendar.

Ensuring a good start to the Chinese New Year is important to people in Hong Kong. Horse-racing is the most popular public sport in the city, and over Chinese New Year it’s even more popular, as 2014 is the Year of the Horse. Betting on a winning horse could be a sign of a prosperous new year. That’s why so many people flock to the first horse race of the year.

It’s expected that 110,000 people will flock to the race course in this new year and over a million people will watch the races on TV. Enjoying the real glamour and spectacle of the sport has become the top choice for many local people, and crowds of overseas tourists as well. The atmosphere is exhilarating, betting is feverish and there are potentially huge rewards for all.

"In the Chinese language, horse also means immediate. So a lot of people are thinking immediately doing something for their life. There will be a lot of hope. For the tourists, racing is also a fantastic event." Kim K. W. Mak, executive director of The HK Jockey Club, said.

Hong Kong is truly the Equine Capital. The horses have been running here for over 170 years. And the sport has become the chief recreational passion among all levels of society.

"I have been a horse trainer, and now horse owner. I love horses. And horse racing is many Hong Kong people’s spiritual sustenance.” Horse owner Natalis Chan said.

Horses are energetic, making unremitting efforts to improve themselves. People say horse racing represents the Hong Kong spirit, which can be defined as diligence, optimism, and those qualities mean that for the city, the odds look very good, in the year of the horse.

 

Apr 1

 

 

 

 

13 Big races tomorrow live from the mounting yard in Mornington and Randwick, on $20

to your mobile....Jim

 

 

 

12.10        R1  Randwick

 

12.45        R2  Randwick

 

 

 

13.20       R3   Randwick

 

13.35       R4   Mornington

 

14.10       R5   Mornington

 

14.50       R6   Mornington

 

 

 

15.10       R6   Randwick

 

15.50       R7   Randwick

 

16.30       R8   Randwick

 

 

 

16.50       R9   Mornington Cup

 

17.10       R9   Randwick

 

17.30       R10  Mornington

 

17.50       R10  Randwick

 

 

 

C u then members.

 

 

 

Mr James Conway CEO 28.8

 

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Apr 1

 

 

 

Winx and who runs 2nd, Saturday fitness zone tips

 

 

 

These horses are in the fitness zone and can improve if the trainer is on the ball.

 

 

 

Will confirm fitness in the mounting yard for members.

 

 

 

Randwick

 

 

 

1.     El Divinoi

 

2.     Libra

 

3.     Secret Agent

 

4.     Seaburg

 

5.     Tarzine / Tally

 

6.     Winx / Bow Creek (Blood count down, can improve lengths)

 

 

 

Mornington

 

 

 

1.     Our Harmoney

 

2.     Stoker

 

3.     Amadeus

 

4.     Tom Melbourne / Puccini

 

 

 

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Mr James Conway CEO 28.8

 

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Apr 1
Apr 1

 

 

Antisocial: Racing's fear of the 'Twittersphere'

 

The conversation of the track has shifted domains The conversation of the track has shifted domains Image: Getty

 

Social media platforms have become a hub of activity and promotion for the three major racing codes in Australia. Twitter has ignited healthy debate, allowed tipping and news services to flourish and given the governing bodies a chance to engage with and promote to their audience.

Social media is the best marketing tool racing has and the future health of the sport heavily relies upon administrators ensuring they make the most of the present opportunity.

Horse racing is blessed with a huge number of people consistently engaging in the sport on social media and it is this ‘cyberspace’ that may well represent the future of the sport.

HRV have brilliant young ambassadors such as Blake Redden and Jason Bonnington who have used social media to help promote the sport and there’s little doubt they are getting traction with the next generation.

Horse racing loves social media … so long as the conversation is glowingly positive and pumping up the tyres of the sport and its participants. Racing does not deal with critical assessment in cyberspace - particularly in the 'Twittersphere' - and this is a mindset that must change.

Punters are racing’s customer. They are the stakeholder that turns up week in, week out and ensures the hundreds of millions of dollars that fund the sport are made available.

There are very few companies that have an opportunity to directly engage with their customers and understand the needs and desires of the people who fund the industry.

Racing needs to develop a slightly thicker skin when it comes to social media. Administrators need to understand that platforms such as Twitter provide critical feedback and assessment that can help shape and mould a sustainable product that will survive the ever-evolving wagering and sporting landscape and attract the next-generation customer.

Trainers, jockeys and stable employees are also using Twitter as a key tool for engaging with clients and airing their concerns over certain aspect of the racing industry – but it has been made abundantly clear that the latter is no longer acceptable.

"If you’re not patting us on the back then don’t go on social media" seems to be the overriding attitude of those running racing in this country.

Please turn up day in, day out and part with your hard-earned but don’t have an opinion on track condition unless it is full of praise.

We want you to spend your spare time engaging with our media assets and improving our balance sheet but don’t question how we run cobalt investigations as that isn’t good for the image of racing….

It is this type of mindset that seems to be most prominent when it comes to racing.

I believe the driving factor behind racing’s concern over social media is ‘fear’ – a fear of the unknown.

Social media has come in like a tidal wave and for those who have the smarts and knowledge it presents a huge commercial opportunity for business – and in this case racing. I call on racing to embrace social media, 'warts and all' and make the most of what is a very valuable asset to the future of the industry.

 

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