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FallingLiefs

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is it actually going to work with the owner demographic in Australia?

what owners of singular g1 horses would pay 1.8mil to race in it? so we're left with Godolphin, Coolmore and probably the HKJC. then it's probably just expensive colts who get purchased pre-race and entered on their terms.

off top of my head the champ Illustrious lad wouldn't line up, Malaguerra won't, Bart, Spieth, English, Rupert wouldn't have until they sold him.
 

FallingLiefs

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wut? It will be a week before the Caulfield Guineas - how often are the good 3yos not seen before then?
would prefer the autumn where everything is a bit more settled. 40% of the colts would still technically be 2yo's and would be retired before they hit the next one.
 

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Jugada

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Lol ya bloody sad sacks in here :$

I like it. Id rather it was over a classic distance and in Melbourne but meh it's still good and will draw the best international sprinters down here and likely keep them around for carnival
 

FallingLiefs

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Lol ya bloody sad sacks in here :$

I like it. Id rather it was over a classic distance and in Melbourne but meh it's still good and will draw the best international sprinters down here and likely keep them around for carnival
if i were the VRC i'd make the VRC Sprint Classic worth 5m now and make the race work for you. have the sprint classic as open to all horses not just the ones with owners with cash. Malaguerra, Bart, Spieth would basically have no chance of coming up with that money and you would drag the international horses over for a true indication of worlds best sprinter.
 

iluvparis

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Lol ya bloody sad sacks in here :$

I like it. Id rather it was over a classic distance and in Melbourne but meh it's still good and will draw the best international sprinters down here and likely keep them around for carnival
Can't wait to head out to Randwick to see Sole Power :$
 

HeathComeBack

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i am meh about it. it wont be the best field of sprinters though, unless some dude decides to buy a spot for the good horses.. but why would they when they have a $10 mill carrot in front of them. Can see the AJC or whatever you call it having to pay for some of the spots themselves then filling it with decent horses.
Can also see a farce of no good horses wanting to run cos it costs so much so a few Hong Kong Dudes will put in their money and send the ghost of Silent Witness and the like over. Will wait and see a couple to see if it is a good concept or not.
 

Jugada

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i am meh about it. it wont be the best field of sprinters though, unless some dude decides to buy a spot for the good horses.. but why would they when they have a $10 mill carrot in front of them. Can see the AJC or whatever you call it having to pay for some of the spots themselves then filling it with decent horses.
Can also see a farce of no good horses wanting to run cos it costs so much so a few Hong Kong Dudes will put in their money and send the ghost of Silent Witness and the like over. Will wait and see a couple to see if it is a good concept or not.
I can see plenty of deals being made with guys with a bit of cash making deals with the owners of top grade sprinters. If i had $1.8 million sitting around i know that's what i would be doing. Seems a far more likely scenario than flush owners putting in their B graders to get flogged
 

Gavin Excell

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I can see plenty of deals being made with guys with a bit of cash making deals with the owners of top grade sprinters. If i had $1.8 million sitting around i know that's what i would be doing. Seems a far more likely scenario than flush owners putting in their B graders to get flogged
Depends what prizemoney is paid down to. But stumping up 600k would be an incredible risk if you are not a multi millionaire owner
 

HeathComeBack

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I can see plenty of deals being made with guys with a bit of cash making deals with the owners of top grade sprinters. If i had $1.8 million sitting around i know that's what i would be doing. Seems a far more likely scenario than flush owners putting in their B graders to get flogged
you are assuming all owners are honest to themselves about their own horses ability!! but yeah that could happen too. if anything at least this concept is new and we can see how it works out
 

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