Sandilong Park, Green Wattle, Dowling Forest, etc.
This is not a criticism but why does the form guide refer to Mildura, Sale and Ballarat by these names and not the actual name of the town? There are others as well, and to be honest, I find it a bit confusing and need to google the track names to find out where they are.
Agree with you there Gordy,I've been on the punt for 35+years & even this is starting to confuse me as they always used to call the tracks by the name of the town they we're held....the other day when studying the form,i would not have know there was errors within the form,if i didn't google the track orralea or something to that affect in coming to realise they we're talking about Mackay....Bring back the name of the town i say & stop confusing us oldtimers...lol
Just looked at the form for Race 1, Horse Number 1 at Townsville today (the horse is called Haydee). It has raced at Morrow Park, Cluden Park, Cannon Park and Laura. I've never heard of these racetracks before. By the way, google tells me that Morrow Park is in Atherton, Cluden Park is Townsville, Cannon Park is in Cairns, and Laura is Laura. I've never heard of Laura racetrack. Google tells me Laura has a population of 120.
On another point it amuses me how Sandown in Victoria is also known as Betfair Park depending on which betting/sports site one uses.
Agree just call those provincial tracks what everybody else calls them ie Ballarat, Rockhampton, Sale etc etc. Betfair Park is the rightful name for Sandown as Betfair paid for the right, just like Etihad Stadium has been called Telstra Dome or Princes Park was called Optus Oval. I don't think you would ever see the likes of Sportingbet calling by the name of somebody who is direct competition to them, which is understandable
Pardon my ignorance on this one, but who owns the rights to Sandown to sell the naming rights to Betfair? Anyway, I would prefer Sandown to be called Sandown. Imagine selling the rights to Flemington and calling it anything but Flemington? Anyway, back to the topic, I think it would help a lot of punters by calling the tracks by the name it is most commonly known by. Just common sense, isn't it?
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