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now that the spring carnival is over the let down is incredible..
there is no interest whatsoever in horse racing here..
yes theres the magic millions in jan (does anyone truly care)
there was a carnival in perth i think (what happened?)
i have no qualms about the spring carnival being fantastic but what about the other 10 months of the year??
in the UK the flat season starts in may.. you have the 2000 guineas,the newmarket meeting which builds into the derby meeting at epsom in june..then royal ascot..then meetings leading up to the king george and coral eclipse..york goodwood chester etc..plus all the big races in ireland then the st leger onto the arc and the breeders cup..then once all thats over with theres the UK jumps in which theres the King George on boxing day and then all the build up to cheltenham in march and then the grand national in april and then we're back to may and the 2000 guineas..
its 12 months of hyped up full on G1 excitement,a continual interest in horse racing with one after the other of wonderful meetings..
does anyone else feel like this?
it just feels totally flat,next year theres the epsom and stradbroke and golden slipper etc but thats not really doing it for me,their not 3 day meetings with all the best on show i just cant wait for october/november..
are we all excited about more joyous/whobegotyou trying to win the cox plate next year??
or is the real excitement seeing So You Think race overseas..?
maybe im a biased stuck in my ways pommy git but theres something about racing here thats needs to be seriosuly addressed as it's like a pricked balloon here racing wise..
Author: Rex Timestamp:- 8/12/2010 10:47:37 PM Subject: Re: australian racing..
Message: Well maybe you would prefer to be in England were we have had nothing but all weather for two weeks. In England they have a flat and a jumps season, during the jumps season the flat racing is a joke.
And the Australian system must be doing something far better than the English system, have a look at the difference in prize monies- laughable really.
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