Non-standard race times to be trialled in February 2020

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I'm sure it would work if they made more of an effort to get races off on time, more staff, better communications and somebody charged with organising the start, if not the starter. There just doesn't seem to be a sense of urgency.
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Derek27 wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:17 pm
I'm sure it would work if they made more of an effort to get races off on time, more staff, better communications and somebody charged with organising the start, if not the starter. There just doesn't seem to be a sense of urgency.
That has always been my point Derek ... it's a typical case of those that make the rules and those that apply the rules not talking to each other!
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firlandsfarm wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:26 am
Derek27 wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:17 pm
I'm sure it would work if they made more of an effort to get races off on time, more staff, better communications and somebody charged with organising the start, if not the starter. There just doesn't seem to be a sense of urgency.
That has always been my point Derek ... it's a typical case of those that make the rules and those that apply the rules not talking to each other!
How is it they always seem to go off to time in Australia? Or at least the vast majority of them do.
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ANGELS15 wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:41 pm
firlandsfarm wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:26 am
Derek27 wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:17 pm
I'm sure it would work if they made more of an effort to get races off on time, more staff, better communications and somebody charged with organising the start, if not the starter. There just doesn't seem to be a sense of urgency.
That has always been my point Derek ... it's a typical case of those that make the rules and those that apply the rules not talking to each other!
How is it they always seem to go off to time in Australia? Or at least the vast majority of them do.
They start loading into the barriers about 60-90 seconds before the scheduled start, plus it seems horses go into the stalls a lot easier
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ANGELS15 wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:41 pm
firlandsfarm wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:26 am
Derek27 wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:17 pm
I'm sure it would work if they made more of an effort to get races off on time, more staff, better communications and somebody charged with organising the start, if not the starter. There just doesn't seem to be a sense of urgency.
That has always been my point Derek ... it's a typical case of those that make the rules and those that apply the rules not talking to each other!
How is it they always seem to go off to time in Australia? Or at least the vast majority of them do.
When I was late for work I'd come up with all sorts of excuses for it but my boss would say, just get up earlier!
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How much do they pay these people who organise meeting cards? Today we had non-standard race times of 15:35, 15:39, 15:43, 15:50 when 15:35, 15:40, 15:45, 15:50 would have been the "standard" race times!! Yeah, they were non-standard because they didn't spread the race time out evenly :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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It's incredibly poorly run
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Today we have just the one race as non standard, the 15.52 at Warwick. All the other 5 minute gaps seem to be acceptable today, but not that one.. I think changing that single race time though is a stroke of genius and will obviously allow the afternoon to run without a hitch! :roll:
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Been really happy with these non-standard times, not always perfect but having a 7 minute gap is far better, especially on the jumps.
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arbitrage16 wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:46 am
Been really happy with these non-standard times, not always perfect but having a 7 minute gap is far better, especially on the jumps.
But we have always had non-standard race times, it's nothing new ... when was the last time you saw races going 'off' on time?!
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