• Hi Guest, The forum will be moving hosts on 26 July and as such will be closed from Midday until the move has completed.
    As we will be with new hosts it may take a while before DNS get updated so it could take while before you can get back on the forum.
    I think it will take at least 4 hours but could easily be 48!
    Ark Royal
  • There seems to be a problem with some alerts not being emailed to members. I have told the hosts and they are investigating.
  • Sorry for the ongoing issues that you may have been experiencing whilst using the forum lately

    It really is frustrating when the forum slows down or Server Error 500 pops up.

    Apparently the hosts acknowledge there is a problem.
    Thank you for using our services and sorry for the experienced delay!
    Unfortunately, these errors are due to a higher server load. Our senior department knows about the issue and they are working towards a permanent resolution of the issue, however, I'd advise you to consider using our new cPanel cloud solutions: https://www.tsohost.com/web-hosting

    I will have to investigate what the differences are with what We have know compared to the alternative service they want us to migrate to.
    Keep safe.

Makes sense???


I was watching an interview on Racing UK earlier today.

The pundit, said that extension of the Covid19 ban on fans coming to the tracks will hurt the big tracks much more than the smaller ones.

Initially, I thought, what is she banging on about? When I stepped back and thought about it it made perfect sense. Smaller tracks rely less on punters being there to watch the races than the big tracks. The bookies and broadcasters pay a fee to show/stream the races.

A small track may have a capacity of, say maybe 2000, only being allowed a 500 to 1000 to attend, will not make much of a difference to their income from a given meeting. They will still be paid to broadcast/stream the race.

However, the tracks with a capacity of a 100,000 may only get the same broadcasting rights as our track with capacity of 2000.

I am just thinking out loud out now. Will tracks like Kempton and Lingfield, where they have an all weather and turf come out of Covid19 in better shape than tracks with just a turf course? Or will the All weather tracks just come out better off long term?