Some days I watch racing and take bets on my telebet account.
Today I had a pretty good day – backed the winner in the first race at Hollywoodbets Greyville. Paid R50,30 for a win and R6,60 for a place.
I followed Warren Kennedy, and so on.
Leon Lotz writes in the SP Mailbag that sitting in the Karoo, he watches Tellytrack and has a bet on what he sees.
My opinion though is that there are just too many races all over the place.
Instead of enjoying it and looking at our South African horses and racing it is interrupted by overseas racing.
This causes complete frustration and it becomes a brain drain – so tiring every day.
I want to listen to interviews of our trainers and jockeys,focus on our SA horses cantering down and take an enjoyable bet. But this is just not possible, as there is just too much racing at the same time.
So instead of taking a R200 bet, I spend R50.
Halfway through the day I just walk away because I am frankly too tired to watch.
Maybe there are more people like me? If not, I am just a 4 or 5 race person.
Ed – The www.tellytrack.com facility offers a clean SA feed for a subscription – that may work for you, Leon?