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    Shi*t.

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    Yes, I've just seen a tweet from them.

    I'm glad I cancelled my membership.
    Ah! but a man's reach should exceed his grasp......

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    No results today?



    12 Sep at 7:18 PM

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    Have you finally gone under - should I cancel my subscription?


    Ben Walton (Racing Post)

    Sep 12, 19:53
    Thank you for your email.

    Unfortunately, we are experiencing technical problems with the availability of today's racing results through our website.

    Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your ongoing patience whilst we work to fix the issues.




    Pathetic, as is their whole IT dept.
    Last edited by reet hard; 13th September 2017 at 6:04 AM.

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    The rot starts at the top, with their utter buffoon of an Editor.

    A shabby excuse for a trade-paper, and exactly the kind of shi*tty service you can expect, when one company holds a monopoly position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    The rot starts at the top, with their utter buffoon of an Editor.

    A shabby excuse for a trade-paper, and exactly the kind of shi*tty service you can expect, when one company holds a monopoly position.
    I don't read the paper often enough to agree entirely but the Weekender is only half the paper it could be and I blame the editor for that. I've had exchanges of email with him and I genuinely believe he doesn't understand horse racing.
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    There are so many other good sources of information around now that it is easily avoidable

    I never buy but can see what a rag it has turned into
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    ..........and I read they charge three pound a time, scandalous price to pay for bookmaker adverts.
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    They re-designed an entire site to fit more bookies ads in.... And expect customers to enjoy it... They have lost it. I really used to like the RP but its gone to sh1t completely. Unfortunately, it doesn't help the sport as a whole either.
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    Just looked up the result of the Kerry National; and the RP informs me - every horse finished nowhere.
    ******* priceless!

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    Racingpost

    the new phormat has some improvements but in general is worse than previous one

    about the level
    it is simply the best web about horse racing by miles
    some people would want it free but in life you have to pay for things
    i can not see anyone checking the form seriously about irish and british racing and doing it with another web

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maruco View Post
    I use a combination of Irish Racing and Attherraces Aragorn. Neither is as good as the Racing Post database, but the interface on each is infinitely better. And neither make me feel like throwing the laptop or iPad into the nearest bin.
    I responded to a BHA thing nearly 10 years ago about the threats to racing (in the wake of racing for change) and identified the RP database as the single biggest asset/ threat facing the sport, and suggested that the BHA needed to either partner with the Post or buy it off Trinity Mirror

    I've obviously lost interest in the sport now, and to be honest, I really don't miss it, but the RP charging a creeping subscription for a product that was taking absolutely ages to load was probably the single biggest factor in me turning my back on racing. I'm not sure the administrators at the BHA ever fully appreciated the soft value that the database brought. Punters armed with accessible information at their fingers are much more likely to engage than any initiative, gimmicky campaign, or well financed consultants strategy report. One of the reasons American racing has taken such a hit was that the data providers were charging too much.

    The French used to have the best approach and that was to make as much as they could freely available (got a feeling that France Galop started charging eventually though?). I used to use France Galop at work though as being in French it beat the corporate firewall - suckers!
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    I gave up my membership a few years ago when they cancelled the race replays I was paying just out of pure laziness really to have everything in the same place. I've only just come back after a break and have to agree with the general consensus that the new site is an utter bag of bollocks !

    Dont understand why anyone would go for the ultimate package anyway charging what? an extra ton a year is it ? For what ? Oh thats right there top team of tipsters, jesus wept !
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunybay View Post
    Racingpost

    the new phormat has some improvements but in general is worse than previous one

    about the level
    it is simply the best web about horse racing by miles
    some people would want it free but in life you have to pay for things
    i can not see anyone checking the form seriously about irish and british racing and doing it with another web
    I didn't have a problem paying the subscription as there were a lot of aspects of the site I liked and used extensively but there were persistent issues which didn't just worsen with the new site, they became drastically worse.

    I actually don't see anything better about the new site but that might be because since I cancelled my subscription there are areas I can't access.

    I am not and at my stage in life never could be the type to study online. I like getting the paper version in my hand and annotating it. If I couldn't do that I'd just give up completely.
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    Without the replays their only value was the RP rating data which was useful but can live without given their website accessibility. Everything moved to APIs nowadays but I have a feeling it'll take RP 10 years for that.

    Even with the race replays it didn't made sense to charge so much. At the races have free replays and apparently also sectional analysis in minutes after the race ended: https://twitter.com/AtTheRaces/statu...62022779686918
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warbler View Post
    The French used to have the best approach and that was to make as much as they could freely available (got a feeling that France Galop started charging eventually though?). I used to use France Galop at work though as being in French it beat the corporate firewall - suckers!
    France-Galop site still FOC, Warbler.
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