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Flamingo Final Meet Today

First off at 12h20

A nine-race programme brings the curtain down on the 2017/18 season at Flamingo Park today where the first race and Bipot opener gets under way at 12h30.

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Here are the first-timer and rested horses comments as supplied:

1 12:20 – ITSARUSH.CO.ZA WELCOMES YOU MAIDEN JUVENILE PLATE (Fillies)

6 GLAD I AM J V Rugg: Should need the run

8 RISING HIGH J V Rugg: Should need the run

3 13:20 – BETTING WORLD – 087 741 2777 FM 62 HANDICAP (F & M)

16 THIRD DAN G Theron: No comment given

4 13:50 – TAB PAYS THE FULL DIVIDEND, NO LIMITS MAIDEN PLATE (F & M)

2 HIGH EMOTION J V Rugg: Should need the run

8 15:55 – BET ON SOCCER 6 MR 72 HANDICAP

6 MATTHEW LIPS L J Human: Working well, distance maybe too short

9 16:25 – NEXT FLAMINGO RACEMEETING SATURDAY 4 AUGUST MR 62 HANDICAP

5 JUST AS FRISKY J V Rugg: Should need the run

-Thanks to Phumelela Publishing

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10 comments on “Flamingo Final Meet Today

  1. Jurgs says:

    What a let down. That headline really excited me.

    1. Editor says:

      Those are the comments as received Jurgs

  2. Jurgs says:

    Flamingo Final meeting today.

    I was hoping it was final as in never again.

    1. Editor says:

      No such luck
      It’s a lucky track for some Monday punters!

  3. Brian says:

    Hey Jurgs you don’t have to watch or take part in the day if you feel so strongly about it being “never”.

    Te people in Kimberly work really hard at doing their bit for racing and I for one enjoy the day. They work under less favourable circumstances than the bigger centres and manage to get things done. Quick turnaround in races makes it less boring compared with other centres

  4. Jurgs says:

    Brian I don’t watch or partake in Kimberley racing. When I look at the options available in the UK on the same day, it really is a no-brainer. I work hard to earn my money and with the greatest of respect, Kimberley not only looks terrible, the results are not punter friendly. Each to their own. I will stick to Brighton and the like.

  5. Jagal says:

    You are correct Jurgs With respect to the Kimberley racing All Highveld trainers should not be allowed to race in Kimberley ,

  6. JessK says:

    Phumelela must love debates and disagreements like this one ! While punters and stakeholders quibble about the merits of Flamingo Park Racing, the sand track at the Vaal remains shut and is all but a distant memory. Now watch the corporate try do a deal with its accomplice, the RA, long after the horse has bolted and the sands of time have washed away the memory of their corporate greed

  7. It seems that one or two of you might have lost some money punting at Flamingo and now refer to the look of the course as one of the reasons to close it down. May I remind you that Flamingo racing creates a lot of jobs in this area and that this track has been in use before most of you had the luxary of having hard earned cash. Let’s think of a bigger picture before you call on closing down this course. And if you are in need of some TIPS make contact and we see if we can’t help you double some of that hard earned money. I don’t hear anyone complaining about Zim and Mauritius whom in my very humble opinion has more upsets in one meeting than the rest of the country combined over a weekend. I will admit that Flamingo punting is not easy, but once you do catch an exotic the dividends are some of the best in the country. It still beats going to the casino.

  8. JessK says:

    Johann, you are also falling into the same “divide and rule” trap as Jurgs. All of us who support South Africa and South African racing are desirous to see employment grow whether it’s in Kimberley, Vereeniging, Bloemfontein, Germiston or Alberton. At a stage we had 2 sand tracks, one survived, the other, along with Newmarket, Gosforth, Arlington, all fell foul of Phumelela’s downscaling/downsizing of South African racing. Irrespective of where we reside or work, we should all be pressurizing Phumelela to serve the industry that has served it and make them honour their obligations, and loyal racing folk like yourself should focus your attentions on the root of the problem and prevent them from further stripping South African horseracing (the little that is left).

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