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    Racing Post website

    It is truly, genuinely, dreadfully, appallingly shite.

    I hope all involved in it get an STD soon.
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    Not feeling your normal warm hearted self this morning!
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    What's your problem with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tout Seul View Post
    Not feeling your normal warm hearted self this morning!


    Did I overdo it? Maybe.

    It's just so crap though, TS. Slow to load, spattered with adverts I've no interest in, and - considering it's supposed to be the primary industry outlet -an absolutely desperate 'news service'.

    Having thought about it further, I've decided I really do hope they get an STD.

    Edit: see above, Monty.
    Last edited by Grasshopper; 9th February 2014 at 11:08 AM.
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    Never used the RP website
    Personally get all I need from ATR and sporting Life websites

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    prefer sporting life racing site but that can all too often be filled with tipping articles rather than news

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    Quote Originally Posted by fonz View Post
    Never used the RP website
    Personally get all I need from ATR and sporting Life websites
    ATR website is good, if a bit clunky in terms of navigation, but neither are particularly great at breaking news quickly (same goes for SL). RP has the best form database (the one thing where they do have the formatting to my liking) so I tend find myself defaulting to there, rather than ATR.

    None of the industry websites are much cop, to be honest. They all look like they've been developed by the chinless son of a racecourse clerk, during the gap-year in his farming-degree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    ATR website is good, if a bit clunky in terms of navigation, but neither are particularly great at breaking news quickly (same goes for SL). RP has the best form database (the one thing where they do have the formatting to my liking) so I tend find myself defaulting to there, rather than ATR.
    Definitely agree with this. Format on RP for reading form is the easiest on my eye. ATR & Sky sports racing archive for watching video replays.

    In terms of breaking news, Twitter is your only Man. Follow everyone. Miss nothing. Whatever website the info is actually on.

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    Irishracing is good.

    Super for trainer reaction and a very good horse tracker.

    I rarely use the RP site.

    ATR has all I need and use sporting life for video when I need it
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Quote Originally Posted by granger View Post
    Irishracing is good.

    Super for trainer reaction and a very good horse tracker.

    I rarely use the RP site.

    ATR has all I need and use sporting life for video when I need it
    I don't treat it as gospel but the ATR predictor has had my respect ever since it forecasted the first 2 home in the 2012 Grand National.

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    The Racing Post site drives me crackers. It freezes constantly on me, no other site I use does that.

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    Totally agree Grassy, absolute POS these days. They don't seem to have invested anything in it for years, despite asking people to pay for so much that was previously free. Cancelled my sub last month.

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    I only view what I get for free, there is no way I would pay for it.

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    Run by bookies for bookies. I wish we could have the sporting life paper back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chroniclandlord View Post
    I only view what I get for free, there is no way I would pay for it.
    Me too.Just use it for stats mainly

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    It has been a couple of years since this thread ran - any opinions - have the Racing Post improved their website in this time or is it still a slow, buggy piece of advert hungry crap which isn't worth paying for?

    PS Due a recent altercation with their customer service staff, I'll be bringing this thread to the attention of the owners of the RP shortly - so if you have any comments you want passed on - do so here.
    Last edited by simmo; 12th July 2016 at 12:47 PM.
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    It's very slow for me (MacBook).

    Thanks, simmo.
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    It's been slow on Chrome as well in recent times.

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    Better for me on Chrome since I put it through Adblock Plus. That's just a comment on speed rather than content.
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    RP website now doing an on line survey for you all to rate the web site and add suggestions by way of message.
    now is your chance to right the wrongs so let's be having you !

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