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poole keith

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  • Birthday 06/28/1950

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  1. poole keith

    Poole 2019

    to be fair robin never said the season starts in march, he said thats when he could start worrying!!
  2. poole keith

    Swindon 2019

    is that the "last dog meeting" ever hyabb??
  3. poole keith

    Ipswich 2019

    track staff would just love to see batch back!!!
  4. poole keith

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    could well be favourites! the two reserves would be there all season,are you happy with that? i sort of like the system where one reserve can regularly alternate with someone from the 1-5
  5. poole keith

    Wolves 2019

    good top 4, has howarth lost his way though? and reserves are too weak
  6. poole keith

    Swindon 2019

    i didnt say all doom and gloom tim just that the dog tracks will be divided into the haves and havenots,supposed reliable source reported this wk harlow,henlow,doncaster and central park will each sign a contract paying 20million to each one over 5yrs.Swindon and poole are in the rival group and will certainly not be offered anything similar,or indeed anything at all.both stadiums to be successful need prettymuch all the parts to be profitable.I am connected to both sports(more dogs)and want both venues to succeed now and long into the future.
  7. poole keith

    Swindon 2019

    what a ridiculous thing to write,delighted for speedway, doesnt alter turmoil greyhound racing is in
  8. poole keith

    Poole 2019

    of course its not a secret,why would it be?but whos interested?
  9. poole keith

    Poole 2019

    agree ray,big thank you to matt, but my interest now is in the new promoter and the future for poole speedway,not at all what matt ford does next, wish him well but not interested
  10. horse racing is having an upsurge in attendance etc and you could argue that at a flat meeting there could be 6 races of 2-3 mins each or less,they fill the dead time and provide other on course attractions,also provide comfort and usually excellent food
  11. poole keith

    Swindon 2019

    blueboy you are confused,the figures you quote for 2014 is the statutory funding based on, i believe 0.6% of bookmaker turnover known as the bgrf,the big money that tracks are receiving now is from sis(ladbrokes corals with their offshore partners) for worldwide media rights not the government.Poole and swindon greyhounds have aligned themselves with the rival media group gmg(arc group) who many industry experts believe will lose out completely(though when sis become the sole media provider they will recruit a few ex gmg tracks) Small provincial tracks like henlow and harlow are now racing 5or6 times a wk paying trainers very well, thanks to their sis money,at the early morning meetings trainers are getting £100 for every runner they supply plus other contract bonuses.also bluey, bags as a company no longer exists it was dissolved by mutual agreement of the shareholders(mostly various betting operators) as they have now split into rival factions, the promoters then decided to keep the word"bags" as a brand name only as it was associated by customers with greyhound racing.......apologies to speedway fans for all that, its pouring with rain and ive nothing to do this morning sorry!!!
  12. poole keith

    Swindon 2019

    its been well reported that some tracks have been offered 20 /25 million contracts to provide racing for the next 4/5yrs,its all global now, tracks in uk now racing at 8am in the morning to provide pictures for foreign lands,big players have recently bought into betting markets in africa and scandinavia,serious money blueboy.(bye the way towcester was widely regarded as a bad running track,no camber and too wide,aimed at 8 dog races which didnt take off,also the horse grandstand was to far away from the track,certainly wasnt like the white city!!)
  13. poole keith

    Swindon 2019

    without going into all the details,which would take pages,the greyhound industry, particularly the betting side, is in some turmoil,some tracks are going to make many many millions and others nothing, looking like swindon and poole are both in the second group,there are other issues as well.Stadia uk make very good money out of the speedway but it is only 20 evenings per yr,not enough to make the stadium viable.
  14. poole keith

    Swindon 2019

    news on greyhound forum this evening that swindon closes 31st dec obviously not confirmed,with all sorts of problems at poole maybe stadia uk are going to concentrate on poor torquay !!
  15. excuse me if im wrong, but all promoters agree at conference the principal for business reasons that teams have to win at home,hence, give the home team a strong guest

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