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17-03-2020, 12:57   #1
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All UK Racing Suspended

So all UK racing suspended until start of May

Looks like an awful year for bookies and also lay offs in the industry.
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17-03-2020, 13:15   #2
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Anyone any ideas ré Fairyhouse and Punchestown?
Closed doors or just cancel?
I have to say the bookies voluntarily closing makes me think they know something
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all up to south africa to pass the time now
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Anyone up for a boards meet up at Paddy Park or Steeple Downs this weekend?
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Anyone up for a boards meet up at Paddy Park or Steeple Downs this weekend?



tbf i like the look of "Sloppy Thirds" in the 14:10 at Hazelbrook!


Looks to be owned by "Cheveley Park" Stud judging by his colours!

Edit: WOW the animation in these virtuals has come on leaps and bounds!
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17-03-2020, 15:26   #6
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Irish status to be decided tomorrow. Currently is behind closed doors, more than likely will be cancelled also.

Bookmakers expected to take huge hits.
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17-03-2020, 16:01   #7
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I don't gamble on line
Do all my bets in shop
I won't have a other flutter for months
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17-03-2020, 17:42   #8
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Don't worry - there won't be anything to flutter on for months.....
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17-03-2020, 18:33   #9
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Boylesports promoting Bahrain 3rd division and Singapore leagues. Along with Steepledowns and Hurdlewood valley

I hope many of their shops never open
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17-03-2020, 19:33   #10
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Boylesports promoting Bahrain 3rd division and Singapore leagues. Along with Steepledowns and Hurdlewood valley

I hope many of their shops never open

They are the most rancid, deplorable firm that this island has ever seen. Unfortunately there's plenty on addicts that they prey on to keep them open. I just hope those that know better don't use them.
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and how prey tell do you expect them to keep going and pay all their employees?
classic case of can't back a winner its the bookies fault
Not sure I understand your point, how do you mean pay all their employees? Especially when I stated they have plenty addicts to keep their shops open and operating. It's from that money they pay their employees. Not that they pay them much in the first place for the work that they do.
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Were the bookies generally open today? T
You couldn’t pay me to set foot in one at the moment

In the context of social distancing, a bookies with manky pencils and paper dockets is a hive of germs. I have been known to visit the turf accountants from time to time myself, but let’s be honest, the stereotypical frequenter of a bookies isn’t generally renowned for personal hygiene.
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Were the bookies generally open today? T
You couldn’t pay me to set foot in one at the moment

In the context of social distancing, a bookies with manky pencils and paper dockets is a hive of germs. I have been known to visit the turf accountants from time to time myself, but let’s be honest, the stereotypical frequenter of a bookies isn’t generally renowned for personal hygiene.
I know somebody working with Boyles and they are staying open tomorrow to cater for "lotto punters". That's how little they think of their staff. Powers and Ladbrokes closed.
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So I have a winning docket for PP what do I do?
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So all UK racing suspended until start of May

Looks like an awful year for bookies and also lay offs in the industry.
My heart bleeds.
Maybe this will be the impetus that problem gamblers need to stop gambling, a break from gambling for 4-6 weeks might show some The light because the industry sure as sheet dont do anything about it.
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