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Favourite racecourse

Post by Local cricketer » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:05 pm

Just watching the action from York do love a good day there.

What's everyone's favourite track punting wise or personal experience

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Re: Favourite racecourse

Post by Steve1956 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:44 pm

I went to Royal Ascot once......it was shite. :D

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Post by Bosscat » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:47 pm

Steve1956 wrote:I went to Royal Ascot once......it was shite. :D
Jesus wept Steve does everywhere you go turn out to be shite :lol: :lol: :lol:

Remind me never to go out for a pint with you ;)

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Re: Favourite racecourse

Post by Steve1956 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:48 pm

I went to Haydock once,one race and then the meeting was abandoned.....it was shite :lol:

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Post by MRG » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:49 pm

I love Cheltenham and Cartmel for very different reasons. Cartmel is fantastic for a day out with young family
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Re: Favourite racecourse

Post by Bosscat » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:51 pm

Local cricketer wrote:Just watching the action from York do love a good day there.

What's everyone's favourite track punting wise or personal experience
We went to Ludlow a few years ago ... we were having a short break in the Shropshire hills staying in the Long Mynd hotel Church Stretton

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Re: Favourite racecourse

Post by Steve1956 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:51 pm

I went to York races once,thought this is going to be shite,so I went on the pi$$ instead ....good day.

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Post by Steve1956 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:53 pm

Bosscat wrote:Jesus wept Steve does everywhere you go turn out to be shite :lol: :lol: :lol:

Remind me never to go out for a pint with you ;)
Are me thee and Factual not trying a few pints at a game this season?

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Post by Burnley1989 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:58 pm

Ripon
Wetherby
Thirsk

Just love Yorkshire courses, haven’t done many southern ones yet

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Post by Local cricketer » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:01 pm

Burnley1989 wrote:Ripon
Wetherby
Thirsk

Just love Yorkshire courses, haven’t done many southern ones yet
Pontefract is good if you ever get chance
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Re: Favourite racecourse

Post by Carnsmerry12 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:01 pm

Difficult to choose as I have been to over 30 different courses over the years. Favourite meeting is the Derby, most profitable was Bath, really like Beverley but my favourite course is Chester.

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Post by cricketfieldclarets » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:06 pm

Burnley1989 wrote:Ripon
Wetherby
Thirsk

Just love Yorkshire courses, haven’t done many southern ones yet
With you on this. Especially the smaller ones.

York isn't too bad.

But not a fan of Aintree or Haydock or any larger course tbh. Always seems a better day out at Thirsk and Ripon. Also enjoyed Bangor.

Chester always looks a good spot but dont think ive been to a race there. Just on non race days.

Grand National was the worse race day ive been to. Didnt enjoy it at all.

Dont mind the john smiths cup though at york.
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Re: Favourite racecourse

Post by Steve1956 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:07 pm

Steve1956 wrote:Are me thee and Factual not trying a few pints at a game this season?
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Bosscat logs out !!!! :lol:

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Post by Local cricketer » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:07 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:With you on this. Especially the smaller ones.

York isn't too bad.

But not a fan of Aintree or Haydock or any larger course tbh. Always seems a better day out at Thirsk and Ripon. Also enjoyed Bangor.

Chester always looks a good spot but dont think ive been to a race there. Just on non race days.

Grand National was the worse race day ive been to. Didnt enjoy it at all.

Dont mind the john smiths cup though at york.

Really dont like Haydock. Like a episode of brookside
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Re: Favourite racecourse

Post by theroyaldyche » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:10 pm

York.is the best

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Re: Favourite racecourse

Post by Steve1956 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:11 pm

theroyaldyche wrote:York.is the best
For a pub crawl.

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Re: Favourite racecourse

Post by Richardsbfc » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:20 pm

Anyone done Perth or Hamilton course?

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Post by Bosscat » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:20 pm

Steve1956 wrote::lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Bosscat logs out !!!! :lol:
Am still here Steve... but alas not on the Lancashire Telegraph for saying they rehash old news when there are no stories and put stock photos of Dychey up :lol: :lol: :lol:
If I want to go on there will need to create a new email address and log in name :lol: :lol: :lol:

They allow half shirt Trolls to abuse and call people but criticise the LT and its CHOPPPPPPPPPP down comes the axe :lol: :lol: :lol:

Because I have to drive after the matches back to Yarkshire a post match tipple is out for me sorry m8....

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Post by Local cricketer » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:24 pm

Richardsbfc wrote:Anyone done Perth or Hamilton course?
No but I think I'd rather do perth

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Post by Tribesmen » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:54 pm

I have only ever been to one will that count .

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Post by tybfc » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:00 pm

I've been to every course in England, Scotland and Wales and most in Ireland over the years.

I will never go to Wetherby again after losing two horses there falling at the last hurdle.

I love Ripon, Beverley and Hexham in the North. Ludlow is in a great setting.

Galway is a great meeting.

My favourite course and meeting anywhere is the Arc day at Longchamp in Paris. They put us Brits to shame. If the ladies wear a hat they gain free entry and the whole day makes Royal Ascot seem like second rate.

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Post by tim_noone » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:05 pm

Went to Kelso with the Long run in like Aintree...spoilt it by shortening it.Enjoy Ripon and the Chippy by the River after the last Race. :D

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Post by TVC15 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:14 pm

Been to loads of courses down the years.
York is the nicest course in the north but has been spoilt recently by the stag dos and fighting (as have lots of courses).
Ripon was very nice.

Been to Goodwood and Newmarket and they were both great - on both occasions the weather was beautiful and Newmarket had a fantastic outside long bar.

In terms of memories my favourite include -
Cheltenham for the Gold Cup in the See More Business year was special.
St Ledger at Doncaster to see Reference Point win on my mates 21st birthday.
Haydock one snowy Wednesday afternoon in February many years ago - first time I ever went to a racecourse and saw the great Forgive n Forget win.

Worst course i’ve been to was Catterick - it was carnage ! I did see Kim Tate from Emmerdale though in her heyday - she was with the late Richard Whiteley from Countdown fame !

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Post by EarbyClaret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:26 pm

Yorkshire scores high for me too, York, Doncaster and Ripon particular favourites.

Had a great day at Haydock Park once - for some reason - can't remember why exactly. Huntingdon on Boxing Day is a good day out - lacks the the pretence of some of the bigger courses.

Newmarket is very good, the place has something of an aura about it - didn't like either Ascot or Epsom.

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Post by conyoviejo » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:53 pm

Ripon for me.. I was a Member there for quite a few years and enjoyed it thoroughly..

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Post by dandeclaret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:19 pm

Hard to pick a single one.

Hexham for the views

Newbury for the quality of action and social side

Doncaster for the good fortune we've had there with runners (1 winner, 4 seconds from 5 runners)

Cheltenham - especially November meeting and Festival Trials day - great racing, and great days out.

Naas and Navan in ireland for seeing good NH horses progress through the ranks

Leopardstown for Dublin Racing festival - the best 2 days racing in the whole jumps calendar

Gowran Park because I took my best picture as a racecourse photographer there (see below)

Punchestown because every year I get to see the very best jumps horses.

Also Uttoxeter, Chepstow, Haydock, Newbury and Worcester because that's where else I've had winners as an owner.


ImageWoodland Opera and Robbie Power absolutely fly the last fence to win the Grade 2 PWC Champion Chase. Wow. by Dan Heap, on Flickr
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Re: Favourite racecourse

Post by bobinho » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:22 pm

I like assen and Brno. Some great battles there in both MotoGP and superbikes

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Post by The Quattro » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:27 pm

Beverley racecourse is right next to my old school. Spent many a PE lesson running round it. Surprised I’m not a Rovers fan after all that.
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Post by Nonayforever » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:29 pm

Richardsbfc wrote:Anyone done Perth or Hamilton course?
Yes, I owned a two year old filly that raced at Hamilton many years ago. It was the saints & sinners meeting. An excellent evening out.

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Post by Claretpants » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:36 pm

Chester 5minutes walk to the bars after the races!

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Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:56 pm

bobinho wrote:I like assen and Brno. Some great battles there in both MotoGP and superbikes
Point of order they're Rece Circuits ;)

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Post by SalouClaret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:58 pm

dandeclaret wrote:Hard to pick a single one.

Hexham for the views

Newbury for the quality of action and social side

Doncaster for the good fortune we've had there with runners (1 winner, 4 seconds from 5 runners)

Cheltenham - especially November meeting and Festival Trials day - great racing, and great days out.

Naas and Navan in ireland for seeing good NH horses progress through the ranks

Leopardstown for Dublin Racing festival - the best 2 days racing in the whole jumps calendar

Gowran Park because I took my best picture as a racecourse photographer there (see below)

Punchestown because every year I get to see the very best jumps horses.

Also Uttoxeter, Chepstow, Haydock, Newbury and Worcester because that's where else I've had winners as an owner.


ImageWoodland Opera and Robbie Power absolutely fly the last fence to win the Grade 2 PWC Champion Chase. Wow. by Dan Heap, on Flickr

What a brilliant shot! Which camera/lens was used?

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Post by SalouClaret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:59 pm

I've been to York 8 times, never won a penny. Went to Doncaster once and walked out £800 up!

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Post by dandeclaret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:09 pm

SalouClaret wrote:What a brilliant shot! Which camera/lens was used?
Thankyou.....

17-40 f4 lens (@27mm)

Canon 1dx Mk II

f7.1 1/1600

ISO 500
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Post by SalouClaret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:21 pm

dandeclaret wrote:Thankyou.....

17-40 f4 lens (@27mm)

Canon 1dx Mk II

f7.1 1/1600

ISO 500

I have just purchased a Sony A7RIII and a 24-70 2.8. You've inspired me to take it to a racecourse in the near future!

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Post by dsr » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:40 am

Ripon for me, especially an evening meeting on a sunny day.

Ludlow was nice too. Possibly because I only went once, and it was a wet and miserable day, but the beef broth they served in the very homespun cafe was superb. It was a beef stew, really, loads of beef, very thick, very hot, just the job.

Catterick was very good when you could stand on the cafe roof. They've closed that now.

Cartmel is good for the fairground rather than the racing, specifically the no-holds-barred dodgems. The sign says no bumping, but it is ignored. At least, it was last time I was there.

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Post by IanMcL » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:38 am

Fontwell

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Re: Favourite racecourse

Post by Steve1956 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:17 am

Bosscat wrote:Am still here Steve... but alas not on the Lancashire Telegraph for saying they rehash old news when there are no stories and put stock photos of Dychey up :lol: :lol: :lol:
If I want to go on there will need to create a new email address and log in name :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Because I have to drive after the matches back to Yarkshire a post match tipple is out for me sorry m8....
WTF are you rambling on about? :roll:

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Post by dandeclaret » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:03 pm

SalouClaret wrote:I have just purchased a Sony A7RIII and a 24-70 2.8. You've inspired me to take it to a racecourse in the near future!
Cool - good luck with it, look forward to seeing results. The only thing I would say is there's not many racecourses that you can get close enough to a fence from the public enclosures to make full use of the wider angle lens.

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Re: Favourite racecourse

Post by paulatky » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:41 pm

Ripon. North
Sandown South
Cartmel. Quirky

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