THIS WEEKS ALL WEATHER FIXTURES - 26th March KEMPTON PARK- 27th March WOLVERHAMPTON- 29th March WOLVERHAMPTON - 30th March LINGFIELD PARK, KEMPTON PARK & SOUTHWELL - 31st March WOLVERHAMPTON & CHELMSFORD CITY - 1ST aPRIL LINGFIELD PARK & WOLVERHAMPTON - 2nd April KEMPTON PARK -

The ill conceived notion that the All Weather has a monopoly on poor quality horses racing for low prize money

There is currently plenty of coverage being given to the Arena Leisure £2m injection into the All Weather Horse Racing calendar with a Breeders Cup style championship. The championship gets under way on 26th October 2013 and culminates in a finale on Good Friday 2014.

Although I am not personally pro Good Friday, what has surprised me in all that I have read and heard is the negativity regarding the welcome £2m cash injection and what appears to be an overwhelming view of so many that are anti All Weather that racing on artificial surfaces simply shouldn't exist. There are many things in life that don't attract me, but to take a stance that therefore those things shouldn't exist would be a little draconian and extreme. 

Listening to the Timeform Special All Weather Podcast last night and the reading of listeners input in the aftermath where negativity abounded left me feeling that there has been little to no change in how All Weather is still perceived by so many racing enthusiasts', if that is what they are! and the adage 'ignorance is bliss' was very fitting for many of the soundbites aired.  

With the appeal of horse racing in the UK on the decline and all the efforts being made by the BHA with initiatives to attract new blood to the sport, a £2m injection has to be welcomed regardless of the genre of racing you find attractive. I am just grateful it has been gifted to the All Weather.


As a final point, for those with the ill conceived notion that the All Weather has a monopoly on poor quality horses racing for low prize money, I say 'enjoy your day at Newcastle today'      

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The ill conceived notion that the All Weather has a monopoly on poor quality horses racing for low prize money

There is currently plenty of coverage being given to the Arena Leisure £2m injection into the All Weather Horse Racing calendar with a Breeders Cup style championship. The championship gets under way on 26th October 2013 and culminates in a finale on Good Friday 2014.

Although I am not personally pro Good Friday, what has surprised me in all that I have read and heard is the negativity regarding the welcome £2m cash injection and what appears to be an overwhelming view of so many that are anti All Weather that racing on artificial surfaces simply shouldn't exist. There are many things in life that don't attract me, but to take a stance that therefore those things shouldn't exist would be a little draconian and extreme. 

Listening to the Timeform Special All Weather Podcast last night and the reading of listeners input in the aftermath where negativity abounded left me feeling that there has been little to no change in how All Weather is still perceived by so many racing enthusiasts', if that is what they are! and the adage 'ignorance is bliss' was very fitting for many of the soundbites aired.  

With the appeal of horse racing in the UK on the decline and all the efforts being made by the BHA with initiatives to attract new blood to the sport, a £2m injection has to be welcomed regardless of the genre of racing you find attractive. I am just grateful it has been gifted to the All Weather.


As a final point, for those with the ill conceived notion that the All Weather has a monopoly on poor quality horses racing for low prize money, I say 'enjoy your day at Newcastle today'