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  • ChariotsonfireChariotsonfire    2,152 posts
    No argument there Maybeso. Food was sensational.
  • freodockersfreodockers    774 posts
    Remember going there as a kid for Harvey Cup I think.
    Don’t know who the cooks in the kitchen were but would say they were of European background and to this day I still remember that food.
    Then there was York with the wood fired bbqs and Northam with the butcher looking bloke and his hot daughters in the little brick building sware was 10 x 6 foot, pumping out the best steak burgers in the land.
    I loved there burgers but geez would have married one of his daughters in a heartbeat.
    Who was that family anyone know.
  • MuldoonMuldoon    205 posts
    edited February 22
    This is the listing of Fixed odds favourites today at Pinjarra

    2.20
    1.45
    1.45
    2.60
    1.18
    1.55
    1.30
    1.12
    1.32 

    and they all won .

    Is this a good advertisment for Harness Racing, with such short price favourites at $1.12, $1.18 with the others no chance on those prices. ?

    The only wierd thing today Hall's $2.60 winner paid $ 6.20 on the tote that is very abnormal differential
  • Rocket_ReignRocket_Reign    455 posts
    Muldoon said:

    This is the listing of Fixed odds favourites today at Pinjarra


    2.20
    1.45
    1.45
    2.60
    1.18
    1.55
    1.30
    1.12
    1.32 

    and they all won .

    Is this a good advertisment for Harness Racing, with such short price favourites at $1.12, $1.18 with the others no chance on those prices. ?

    The only wierd thing today Hall's $2.60 winner paid $ 6.20 on the tote that is very abnormal differential



    A lot of those opened much much better prices
  • maybesomaybeso    60 posts
    Any ideas why GP meetings on Tuesdays are treated like they are a protected species? The premise of running a premier midweek meeting at GP is quickly becoming farcical.

    We have had a meeting not held due to lack of noms, several meetings with sub-par race numbers with few full fields, and a seeming lack of catering to horse numbers in classes that could easily be filled.

    Today sees another less than stellar turnout; 6 races with fields of 8,8,11,9,8, and 7. How can this be good for turnover? 
  • AbbysAceAbbysAce    343 posts
    maybeso said:

    Any ideas why GP meetings on Tuesdays are treated like they are a protected species? The premise of running a premier midweek meeting at GP is quickly becoming farcical.


    We have had a meeting not held due to lack of noms, several meetings with sub-par race numbers with few full fields, and a seeming lack of catering to horse numbers in classes that could easily be filled.

    Today sees another less than stellar turnout; 6 races with fields of 8,8,11,9,8, and 7. How can this be good for turnover? 
    less horses now with 6 scratching, looks like they split the last 2 races as well, lucky to have a meeting at all.
  • MuldoonMuldoon    205 posts
    edited February 23

    Muldoon said:

    This is the listing of Fixed odds favourites today at Pinjarra


    2.20   -  3.80
    1.45  -   1.65
    1.45  -   1.70
    2.60   -  2.65
    1.18  -   1.38
    1.55 -    1.90
    1.30 -    1.50
    1.12  -   1.28
    1.32 -    1.24  ####

    and they all won .

    Is this a good advertisment for Harness Racing, with such short price favourites at $1.12, $1.18 with the others no chance on those prices. ?

    The only wierd thing today Hall's $2.60 winner paid $ 6.20 on the tote that is very abnormal differential



    A lot of those opened much much better prices


    Bar the last winner, all were firmers, the Corporates should have taken a hammering


  • MuldoonMuldoon    205 posts

    Muldoon said:

    This is the listing of Fixed odds favourites today at Pinjarra


    2.20
    1.45
    1.45
    2.60
    1.18
    1.55
    1.30
    1.12
    1.32 

    and they all won .

    Is this a good advertisment for Harness Racing, with such short price favourites at $1.12, $1.18 with the others no chance on those prices. ?

    The only wierd thing today Hall's $2.60 winner paid $ 6.20 on the tote that is very abnormal differential



    A lot of those opened much much better prices
    All bar the winner in the last were firmers, bookies would have taken a hammering 7 firming favourites & one favourite win all 8 races.

    This is the listing of Fixed odds favourites today at Pinjarra

    2.20   -  3.80
    1.45  -   1.65
    1.45  -   1.70
    2.60   -  2.65
    1.18  -   1.38
    1.55 -    1.90
    1.30 -    1.50
    1.12  -   1.28
    1.32 -    1.24  ####

    and they all won .

    Sorry had to repeat again , as this Forum program is so outdated & clunky it must have arrived here on the Ark.
  • Rocket_ReignRocket_Reign    455 posts
    Muldoon said:

    Muldoon said:

    This is the listing of Fixed odds favourites today at Pinjarra


    2.20
    1.45
    1.45
    2.60
    1.18
    1.55
    1.30
    1.12
    1.32 

    and they all won .

    Is this a good advertisment for Harness Racing, with such short price favourites at $1.12, $1.18 with the others no chance on those prices. ?

    The only wierd thing today Hall's $2.60 winner paid $ 6.20 on the tote that is very abnormal differential



    A lot of those opened much much better prices
    All bar the winner in the last were firmers, bookies would have taken a hammering 7 firming favourites & one favourite win all 8 races.

    This is the listing of Fixed odds favourites today at Pinjarra

    2.20   -  3.80
    1.45  -   1.65
    1.45  -   1.70
    2.60   -  2.65
    1.18  -   1.38
    1.55 -    1.90
    1.30 -    1.50
    1.12  -   1.28
    1.32 -    1.24  ####

    and they all won .

    Sorry had to repeat again , as this Forum program is so outdated & clunky it must have arrived here on the Ark.



    You must be going off tabtouch? They were the last to go up some of these again still went up better prices early
  • aussiebattleraussiebattler    234 posts
    edited February 23

    Factors affecting Tuesday Nominations 
    • Mid Week - those with employment outside of the industry with work commitments unable to attend 
    • Temperature 38*
    • Programmed races may not be the best available to suit pool of available horses (program has not been fluid and evolving enough)
    • A lot of Meetings on with Double meeting Fridays,Sat,Sun,Monday which account for approx 500 horses from the pool of horses racing 
    • current pool of horses low 
    Most likely horses available for Nominations would be 
    • A - Those consistently attending a Tuesday same horses week in week out from local metro or professional full-time trainers 
    • B -Those balloted from other meetings programmed Friday/Sat/Mon which come from the bottom of the FSP table 
    • C- Those Balloted from Community meetings which would come from the top of the FSP table 
    In Summary the Format for provision of available horse pool for Monday/Tuesday is flawed to turn this around they would need to have a stronger pool of horses available and have the Top FSP (field selection points) from country races and Bottom FSP from metro races available for Provincial Mon/Tue meetings,which is a tough thing to do because people want to head hunt the easy races in the country(everyone does it ), 
    Theory of expansion of ascending order selection for Country and Community(already in Ascending order ) meetings would work to boost their numbers as people with in form High FSP horses are more likely to travel to Pinjarra,Bunbury,GP than those out of form (which is what they currently expect and program for with the L5$ LT races) ,it would create more competitive fields at all tracks due to a better balance of horses in the divided pools 
    I also think GP every Tuesday is too much and at a minimum it should be split week to week with Bunbury reducing travel component for a majority of the industry ,they say GP has better turnover than Bunbury so they wont budge and wont give up the meetings at GP Tuesday ,are they doing the right thing for the industry by holding onto them if they cant fill them hoping numbers will increase when the number of available meetings are reduced or number of horses spelled as a cause of the PBD/$L3 and change of season 

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  • savethegamesavethegame    2,050 posts
    1471 individual horses raced last season.----availability of approx. 400 per week needed for fields of 10 --- 5 meetings--- 8 races  about 30% is required then who fits were is the hard part.to cater for the  bands & age racing ---etc.etc to program------.decent cards----.dishing up tripe tonight.
  • curmudgeoncurmudgeon    1,929 posts
    2 x 4 y/o and up maidens at Albany on Fri....19 acceptors.
    21 x 3y/o + maiden nominations for Northam Sat night.

    GP is the only track in Australasia that doesn't run open age maidens

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  • JimmyPopJimmyPop    164 posts
    How is embarrassing is South Australian harness racing. They cannot even name the track - Port Pirie.
  • savethegamesavethegame    2,050 posts
    Two differentt meetings four races from port pirie---and three races from  Mount Gambier hence called South Australia  to avoid confusion for the punters. thats how bad its got.there
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