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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Geezer View Post
    I see McCririck has been given 4 half hour slots to interview various racing bods to be shown at 10.30 on Sunday mornings during February. First one up this Sunday is Edward Gillespie and I have seen a trailer where Gillespie is advocating jockeys wear earpieces so as the trainer can give them instructions during a race as in FI racing. Not sure of the practicalities on that but will look forward to hearing the suggestion in full.
    Old news - this was tried in March 1993 when Adrian Maguire wore an earpiece to ride Boraceva in a handicap chase at Sandown. It did not end well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rorydelargy View Post
    Old news - this was tried in March 1993 when Adrian Maguire wore an earpiece to ride Boraceva in a handicap chase at Sandown. It did not end well.
    Did he miss Cheltenham again as a result?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rorydelargy View Post
    Old news - this was tried in March 1993 when Adrian Maguire wore an earpiece to ride Boraceva in a handicap chase at Sandown. It did not end well.
    Maybe, but was that because of the concept or the technology ? You would imagine the technology is much improved twenty years on.

    Will be interesting to hear exactly what Gillespie has in mind.

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    There's going to be an awful lot of beeping out needed....
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    Don't think Gillespie means instructions will be audible to the public.
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    Remember the City And Suburban on BBC in 2004? Little known 5-lb claimer Hayley Turner on 50/1 outsider Scottish River keep asking Dettori on favourite Blythe Knight - 'let me know when you want to go and I'll let you out'.

    Wonder how their careers went?

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    this might be a daft question..but anyway..can jockeys hear the racecourse commentary during the race?..so if the commentator said it was a steady pace they would know to move nearer to it etc?

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    Back to TV pictures...

    No complaints about the finishes at Ffos Las so far.
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    By highlighting this, you seem to think you are proving your point of the incompetence of the tv production crew at cheltenham.

    When in fact, its perfectly plain that all producers of sports know what is important when televising the finishes of horse races. Its not rocket science.

    It was a decision they made not to show a possibly dead horse fall on repeat last week that you disagree with. So be it. Not that logic will sway you on this.

    It is noticeable how quick all commentators are to note that horses (in live races) are up and walking away after falls in the new look C4. I think its a clear focus from the new team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by granger View Post
    BBC miked up one of the jocks maybe two seasons ago I remember
    Hayley Turner - 'let me know when you want to move out, Frankie'.

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    Mick Fitzgerald is the Alan Shearer of racing punditry. Uninteresting and inaccurate. Are the Railway Fences really the most famous on any UK Racecourse. Really?

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    Last Saturday he highlighted that AP had got down to 10st 3lbs to ride Mr Watson, this week that Tom Scudamore has foregone a number of chances at Ffos Las to ride Goulanes at Wetherby.
    Maybe he ain't quite as dumb as he seems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euronymous View Post
    Mick Fitzgerald is the Alan Shearer of racing punditry. Uninteresting and inaccurate. Are the Railway Fences really the most famous on any UK Racecourse. Really?
    I would say yes.

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    Only if Aintree isn't included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reet hard View Post
    Last Saturday he highlighted that AP had got down to 10st 3lbs to ride Mr Watson, this week that Tom Scudamore has foregone a number of chances at Ffos Las to ride Goulanes at Wetherby.
    Maybe he ain't quite as dumb as he seems?
    tbh..both these angles i looked at 20+ years ago..and yes they do give winners..but not profits.

    they aren't original by any means..one of the best races that highlighted it was the cesarewitch where i noted that Willie Carson did his minimum weight and won one year..so i followed it in other years only to note that many top jocks did their minimum weight on many losers

    many times jocks miss big meetings to go and ride at far flung evening meetings..and lose on their only mount

    he needs to be more original than this..its like telling someone that a certain horse is today's furthest traveller..everyone remembers when they win..but forgets those that lose

    the furthest traveller angle looks logical..especially when the race targetted is just a seller..again..yes some win..but they don't make profit
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    just checked..it was Nomadic way..happy days..25 years ago..unreal..seems a lot less

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    Blimey - thats making me feel old.... cheers !!
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    How thin are Emma's legs. Yuk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EC1 View Post
    this might be a daft question..but anyway..can jockeys hear the racecourse commentary during the race?..so if the commentator said it was a steady pace they would know to move nearer to it etc?
    Disspointing that no one took this one. No is the answer. I bet Paul Carberry wishes you could.

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    Hadnt spotted that. Absolutely no way - its hard enough when you are just in the centre of the course, let alone when youve got to concentrate or are over the far side....
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