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Things that would entice you to go to the races

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ChrisChris    4,658 posts
Here's my list, what you got?
  • Craft beer
  • Night racing
  • Food trucks
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  • licklick    244 posts
    - Craft beer - oh please! You want beer that tastes like strawberry's and mint, or honey and chilli.

    The only craft beer that is any good is beer that tastes like beer ie Swan Draught.  $8 a pint or $7 a schooner, or $5 a middy. So just give us popular beers please.

    - Night racing - just give me an 8 race meeting from 1pm to 4.30pm  - with races at 1, then 1.30, then 2, then  2.30,then  3, then 3.30,then  4, then 4.30. Afterall, there is only approx 12 minutes of racing for a meeting.

    - Food trucks - just give us some decent food at reasonable prices. Steakburger $10,  F & C's $10, bain marie food $10. 

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  • GoddGodd    189 posts
    Line up race days with AFL one after another .
    Free entry
    Beer and food specials

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  • ChrisChris    4,658 posts
    Oh please? Get with the times old digger. These craft beer festivals aren't selling out for the food mate.

    Agree with the compressed time schedule racing, that would be great. Especially for dreary Belmont winters.
  • thefalconthefalcon    17,946 posts
    craft beer....the jury is out...

    night racing...i spoke about this to a committee member ages ago. too expensive he said, lights etc. ok then install them, i said, and then have you ever heard of solar panels? fell on deaf ears..

    food trucks...yes, only for the big days. imagine them there for well under 1000 attendees, average age 70? all who have had a "nice lunch" made by their Mrs. no? neither can i.
  • Vincent_vegaVincent_vega    100 posts
    edited May 3
    Chris said:

    Here's my list, what you got?

    • Craft beer
    • Night racing
    • Food trucks

    i agree with the above, all of them appeal to the masses. But the price points being charged by the race clubs need a massive readjustment. I paid $4.90 for a 390ml bottle of solo, im not hard up for cash but that has to be a joke.

    You can have craft beers available but once the patrons work out how badly they are getting ripped off they will rethink the next drink and more than likely not return to the races again. An honest charge for an honest beer, thats all people want, just dont rip people off.

    That will have to be the top of my list, stop ripping people off.

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  • RodentRodent    6,090 posts
    Better betting opportunities is what always got me to the races in the past. Massive advantage being on course back in the day. 

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  • spinkingspinking    3,169 posts
    Pretty much all of what has been mentioned above. Couple weeks ago midweek was feeling bit peckish, went to get some chips . I am positive she said $9.00 before i walked away
  • psychopsycho    398 posts
    I go every Saturday to the races so instead of what will get me to the races I will tell you WHY I GO to the races without fail each week

    a) Don't have to look at the wife
    b) Don't have to listen to the wife
    c) Don't have to argue with the wife

    As they say in the classics SIMPLEZ

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  • thefalconthefalcon    17,946 posts
    ^^ that would be about right, spink, thats 9 bucks for 2 cut spuds sitting under heat lights for a few hours.
    now, for our mate Lick. i am the collecting station for bottles and cans that go to the young Korean kid down the street. my next door neighbour is mad on these craft beers, must go thru about 6 six packs a week...i grabbed one can...just for you Lick..

    if a weather app forecast the outlook on this beer it would say slightly cloudy with a downpour of juicy hops.

    a luscious nectar showers your lips with a combination of candied orange, mango and passionfruit, followed with a refreshing breeze of bitterness beneath......
    <:-P...want me to go any further?  :)) thought not.... >:)
  • LETSDOTHISLETSDOTHIS    217 posts
    Punters clubs, night racing, shorter breaks between races (nothing crazy, but 30 mins is ideal I reckon)

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  • LETSDOTHISLETSDOTHIS    217 posts
    I heard of a good idea a while back that involved a raffle after each race. Each person that had a cash bet with the TAB (on course) would receive a little number at the bottom of the ticket, they would then do a random number generator to choose a winner of say $1000 or something of the like. I reckon this would generate turnover and encourage people to bet up with the TAB

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  • GrayGray    4,011 posts
    Better memberships deals for pensioners
  • detonatordetonator    3,202 posts
    Night racing at Belmont in summer with massive rave party for the young un’s after the last.
    Trains running to get them back into the city and or home.

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  • Buddy123Buddy123    95 posts
    Trying to remember did they have $1 days on Wednesdays? Dollar entry, middies n pies..
  • spinkingspinking    3,169 posts
    No entry on a Wednesday Buddy. Falcon you read that somewhere I reckon. Sounded knowledgeable
  • spinkingspinking    3,169 posts
    Didn’t mean your not knowledgeable
  • thefalconthefalcon    17,946 posts
    its free entry on wed. but a buck a middie no way, still about a buck a gulp...pies might be a buck seeing they are 4 weeks beyond the use by date...
  • savethegamesavethegame    2,214 posts
    Loyalty card after six meetings stamped Tab to issue 50 voucher.Also on course patrons should be privvy to any change of riding tactics which would be pinned up on designated board once all runners have left the mounting yard.
    Always been a issue when to announce tactics changes to the general public.Due to other runners altering there race pattern. People on course should know.Especially when multiple runners are engaged.from one stable
  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    9,094 posts
    Night racing has to feed into Hong Kong. Standalone it couldn't work surely....

    But before all that Belmont has to be an entertainment hub in itself.

    Give it to CROWN I say. They'll spruce it up. Bulldoze the joint and start from scratch. Someone has to do it,.might as well be the crown guys. They have the money and the incentive.

    Never happen unfortunately..

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  • oldhendooldhendo    550 posts
    Free taxi home.

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  • curmudgeoncurmudgeon    2,041 posts
    H-BOMBER said:

    Night racing has to feed into Hong Kong. Standalone it couldn't work surely....

    But before all that Belmont has to be an entertainment hub in itself.

    Give it to CROWN I say. They'll spruce it up. Bulldoze the joint and start from scratch. Someone has to do it,.might as well be the crown guys. They have the money and the incentive.

    Never happen unfortunately..

    I will donate a 1974 top loader to the Crown Laundry if they get anywhere near the racetrack

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  • licklick    244 posts
    I'm sorry - but I still don't get the "craft beer" thing. Same as buying bottled water - one of the greatest waste of money ever. And don't get me started on umpires paying marks that go less than 15 metres - criminal. But then again, everything is amazing and awesome and absolutely.

    Anyway, at least they now know there are 27 types of gender, and not just 2, whew!!

    Oh, and climate change. I have just been for a flight up North and back - best of luck changing all that cubic space.

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  • savethegamesavethegame    2,214 posts
    Thought alot different beers turn into Craft beers----Can't Remember A Fuging Think if you have had enough of them.
    Thought house full sign would have gone up whenTakeover Target & Apache Cat.clashed .

    Think lounge lizards are to hard to shift other then cup day


  • thefalconthefalcon    17,946 posts
    you're right lick, don't get me started on bottled water...its probably the greatest international con of all time.....almost up there with craft beer.... :>
  • GilgameshGilgamesh    3,802 posts
    Characters, lively betting ring. But of a self fulfilling prophecy but if more people were going I would go more. Go for the atmosphere and a bit of people watching.
  • ChrisChris    4,658 posts
    Craft beer will be drunk at your wakes gents, get used to it.
  • jumjum    3,015 posts
    Chris said:

    Craft beer will be drunk at your wakes gents, get used to it.

    Not at Mine. Export only  :))
  • detonatordetonator    3,202 posts
    At the pub Alby and Single Fin mid strength are well down the list of beers I would select.
    But strangely I drink them at the footy. I even have a few rounds of beers.
    My choice of course, and I don’t stop at one.
    I don’t go to the footy for a particular type of beer. I go for the entertainment.
    Same applies to the races. 
  • thefalconthefalcon    17,946 posts
    was in dan murphys yesterday and saw a wall of craft beers...one was over 9 bucks a can...most of the other hundred or so were around the 6 buck range...what bull*shite!! imagine how much they'd charge at the races... :-O
  • BucksBucks    158 posts
    I agree with Chris, the selection of beers at the races is pretty poor given what you're able to get at other entertainment venues. Might have something to do with the sponsorship deal PR has got going.

    I would like a kids creche/ play centre similar to the Ikea set up. That way you can drop the kids off and actually enjoy a beer and a bet rather than chasing after them every 5 seconds. My kids are 4 and 6 and get bored super quick so we don't bother taking them to the track as they lose interest.

    A live band or any music for that matter between races would be good. Liven up the place a little. How many pubs, clubs, casinos have you walked into and there is no music playing? Zero.
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