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JohnGalt1
02-02-2018, 03:52 PM
Just read on Paulick Report that Prairie Meadows will add $3500 tp pools if there are more than 8 starters in a race for the first 15 days.

Some here have suggested tracks do this.

Could be interesting.

cj
02-02-2018, 04:49 PM
Maybe they could add a few bucks to the timing company contract and stop publishing insane times.

JohnGalt1
02-02-2018, 08:51 PM
I wasn't aware Prairie meadows also had a problem timing races.

jay68802
02-02-2018, 09:19 PM
Maybe they could add a few bucks to the timing company contract and stop publishing insane times.

Do $100.00 a race for 5 years, and every track in the nation can have a timing system that starts when the gates open and times every horse in the race for every fraction.

Tom
02-02-2018, 10:45 PM
8 starters or about 8? :rolleyes:

jay68802
02-02-2018, 11:11 PM
8 starters or about 8? :rolleyes:

About 8, 7 horses and a entry that ran at Fonner Park.:eek:

Afleet
02-02-2018, 11:20 PM
Maybe they could add a few bucks to the timing company contract and stop publishing insane times.

doesn't that track just play super fast, like a lot of other tracks in the summer?

cj
02-03-2018, 01:36 AM
My mistake here guys, read it is Portland, not Prairie. Prairie is actually really good if memory serves. My brain is fried from the last month, sorry.

Prairie Bettor
02-03-2018, 04:27 PM
$2.10 minimum payouts at Prairie this year also

jay68802
02-03-2018, 04:46 PM
doesn't that track just play super fast, like a lot of other tracks in the summer?

I call it the Turf Paradise of the Midwest. Can be really fast.

Elliott Sidewater
02-04-2018, 06:56 AM
a couple thoughts; this is not good...

1) they expect a shortage of horses on the grounds to fill races early on, but they expect an influx of more horses after a certain other track ends their meet.

2) the goal, I think, is to create bigger, more competitive fields, but what will happen is that the trainers with bigger barns will enter another horse in a race to get it up to 8 when the racing secretary calls begging for entries. That extra horse will be a throwout in most cases, and will simply be another inanimate object in the race.

Afleet
02-04-2018, 03:22 PM
I like Prairie Meadows, hope they do well. Thinking about doing this

https://www.prairiemeadows.com/racing/live-racing/prairie-meadows-racing-club

mountainman
02-04-2018, 09:02 PM
Potential to backfire. In several ways.