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Well draw completed n some visitors given car park Roots15 n Forgot You19..
Will heat stop meeting or go ahead you think?
I like Dom To Shoot at odds.. ha

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  • ManchildManchild    663 posts
    Races put back . First at 2 pm
  • GilgameshGilgamesh    4,687 posts
    edited November 2023
    If Tuvalu turns up in good nic how do they beat him??

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  • DamienWyerDamienWyer    7,655 posts
    Turning into one of the easier Gr 1's in Australia

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  • Vincent_vegaVincent_vega    454 posts

    Turning into one of the easier Gr 1's in Australia



    Try and buy one to win one then

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  • thefalconthefalcon    19,922 posts
    ^ L-) =D>
  • DamienWyerDamienWyer    7,655 posts

    Turning into one of the easier Gr 1's in Australia



    Try and buy one to win one then
    I have not been a buyer for five years. It's difficult to buy a single horse for a single race, absurd idea actually. You can target particular breeds and sires known for middle distance in the hope that you get a strong miler but it is not that straight forward. 

    In respect to this race, it has turned into a visiting horse target for those that are not good enough to win a Gr 1 over here. 
  • RodentRodent    7,009 posts



    In respect to this race, it has turned into a visiting horse target for those that are not good enough to win a Gr 1 over here. 
    Of course. Why would you travel all that way to run in a handicap when there are plenty of richer races at home?
     There is a risk in travelling to a hot place with firm tracks especially for a backmarker. The Railway is a massive target for the locals but not so much for visitors. There's nothing wrong with that. The WFA and set weight races are the ones where you can get a decent horse across. Usually the ones sick of getting beaten by the champions. Still top horses but not elite.

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  • GilgameshGilgamesh    4,687 posts
    Hopefully this is just a part of the eb and flow of racing and it kicks back up a year in the future.

    It is also a bit of the way of the G1 handicap at the moment-Sir Rupert Clarke G1 at Caulfield last week did not contain a previous G1 winner, at least we have Tuvalu who has won a Toorak.
  • TheSwooperTheSwooper    1,717 posts
    Probably not relevant but perhaps it is also a sign of Bob's drop off locally. In the past, he has always had one or two promising types heading into the mix, especially targeting the Kingston Town / Northerly.

    As Gilga may have implied, there are plenty of group 1 races in name only. 

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  • meatpiemeatpie    407 posts
    Forecast up to 39 on Saturday
  • FlandersFlanders    1,195 posts

    Probably not relevant but perhaps it is also a sign of Bob's drop off locally. In the past, he has always had one or two promising types heading into the mix, especially targeting the Kingston Town / Northerly.


    As Gilga may have implied, there are plenty of group 1 races in name only. 

    Far too many G1s in NSW and VIC now. The fact that we now use terms like "genuine Group 1" tells you that it has gone to pot. It either is a G1 or it is not.

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  • JimmyPopJimmyPop    309 posts
    From my understanding racing administrators will be happy if the Railway loses its Group 1 status. They want the Group 1 to be the Goldrush.
    Very hard to swallow from traditionalists. 
  • Buddy123Buddy123    206 posts
    A couple more amendments to tomorrows program if temperatures stay the same as forecasted.
    Did the Railway used to be run on Boxing Day? Or was it always later November?
  • tonytony    2,358 posts
    edited November 2023
    As I recall Boxing Day was the Derby and Karrakatta while the Railway was generally on the Saturday between Christmas and New Year
  • DamienWyerDamienWyer    7,655 posts
    What was the Goldrush as a race formerly named ? 

    For there to be talk of The Railway losing it's Gr 1 status is essentially an endorsement of my comment that it is becoming downgraded by the entries of Gr 3 and Gr 2 horses from the East being the profile of horse considered capable of winning.
  • thefalconthefalcon    19,922 posts
    tony, you're spot on. boxing day was traditionally the biggest day of the year. now n.y. day is spent at some track in the wheatbelt, effing idiots. i think what it came down to is the refusal to pay extra public holiday wages to bar staff etc. if you notice a few public holiday fixtures previously at a metro track are now consigned to the bush.

    i think the goldrush is a newey..i stand corrected.
  • thefalconthefalcon    19,922 posts
    just got an email from perth racing...race 1 is now 2.30pm...if its still stinkin' hot the race will be abandoned and tacked on elsewhere.
  • SLIPPERGOLDENSLIPPERGOLDEN    7,722 posts
    tony said:

    As I recall Boxing Day was the Derby and Karrakatta while the Railway was generally on the Saturday between Christmas and New Year

    Yes the Australian Derby and as Falcon mentioned it was always a great meeting
  • Precision1Precision1    543 posts

    What was the Goldrush as a race formerly named ? 


    For there to be talk of The Railway losing it's Gr 1 status is essentially an endorsement of my comment that it is becoming downgraded by the entries of Gr 3 and Gr 2 horses from the East being the profile of horse considered capable of winning.
    What a dumb comment.  That is because it is a handicap.  Look at the last few years fields for the Epsom, Toorak or Doncaster.  They are always full of group 2 and 3 horses that are capable of winning it.  Very rare a genuine group 1 horse wins these with say 59kg.  Genuine group 1 horse often win them but usually before they are established as genuine group 1 horses.  

    Do You expect Alligator Blood to come here and run in the railway with 62kg?

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  • YankeeYankee    299 posts
    Keep on moving these races back and  i will be able to go to the first mass after the last,i am not a mick but the timing seems about right!

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  • SLIPPERGOLDENSLIPPERGOLDEN    7,722 posts
    Gloucester Park on standby for latter races
  • raddersradders    3 posts
    Are we not missing a trick by having some night racing? Obviously not currently set up for it but during these hot summer months could have the potential for a twilight or night meeting. 
  • raddersradders    3 posts
    1st race abandoned.... 
  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    10,215 posts
    Karlis Karma a year on and basically 2nd up after no trial this prep will do me nicely at $14.

    Long wait all day but the Australian PGA is on TV :D

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  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    10,215 posts
    Others for me

    Brooklyn Pier $8
    River Rubicon $19

    Just saw the fav out of the guineas!
  • RodentRodent    7,009 posts
    Accuweather has Ascot forecast top 36deg at 11.00am. Down to 33deg by 2pm. Is that where we are at these days?

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  • psychopsycho    649 posts
    Rodent said:

    Accuweather has Ascot forecast top 36deg at 11.00am. Down to 33deg by 2pm. Is that where we are at these days?

    It was 35 about ten minutes ago at the airport (close to track) I guess now it depends when the "doctor" comes in to see if it goes up further into the afternoon or drops fast around lunchtime
  • RodentRodent    7,009 posts
    Currently 36.8 but with low humidity the apparent temp is only 33.4

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  • thefalconthefalcon    19,922 posts
    be great if they put the railway on fta tv.
  • SLIPPERGOLDENSLIPPERGOLDEN    7,722 posts
    Hopefully the last race will not be transferred to Sky 2 due to race 8 at Melton or race 1 at Fontainebleau  ;))

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