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Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 09:13 PM
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Posted By dilanesp
Johnny V coming to Santa Anita fulltime

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hall-fame-jockey-john-velazquez-230457923.html
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-30-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By dilanesp
Is anyone available who will buy my losing...

Is anyone available who will buy my losing tickets? I seem to have more of those.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-30-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By dilanesp
That's "Frahn-ken-steen". (Or in John Lies'...

That's "Frahn-ken-steen".

(Or in John Lies' case, "lees".)
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-27-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By dilanesp
If it was just a tailwind on the back stretch,...

If it was just a tailwind on the back stretch, how come they came home so fast into the headwind?
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-26-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By dilanesp
fractions in yesterday's 3rd at Del Mar

This was a 7 furlong claiming race.

21.09, 42.79, 1:07.46, 1:20.66

Are these right? I have been going to the races in Southern California for decades and I have never seen a 42 3/5 half mile in...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-23-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,884
Posted By dilanesp
I once listened to my mother as we drove home...

I once listened to my mother as we drove home from Santa Anita retroactively extolling the merits of Arcangues.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-21-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,328
Posted By dilanesp
Once Smith put the horse in the right place, he...

Once Smith put the horse in the right place, he could be a passenger. That's what sometimes happens when a rider nails the pace scenario.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-20-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By dilanesp
Sometimes, it's the only chance to try to win the...

Sometimes, it's the only chance to try to win the race. Especially if the favorite figures to get an easy pace- you either go out there and burn him up or you finish 2nd, 6 lengths back.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-20-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,328
Posted By dilanesp
Mike Smith on Kristi's Tiger in the 7th at Del...

Mike Smith on Kristi's Tiger in the 7th at Del Mar on November 19.

He just let 6 horses go out on the pace and tire themselves out, then made the balcony move at the perfect time and blew by them...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-20-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By dilanesp
Fewer viewers, though, which has downstream...

Fewer viewers, though, which has downstream effects on sports' popularity. And it's unclear whether the paid streaming model can really work for minor sports.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-20-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By dilanesp
LOL!

LOL!
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-20-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By dilanesp
Native Diver

Just a really interesting race. Eight Rings comes out of the Life is Good Breeders' Cup race (and ran credibly well). Can Midcourt regain his previous form, or has he already? Does Bal Harbour's...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-20-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By dilanesp
In general, this is bad news for horse racing, as...

In general, this is bad news for horse racing, as well as a couple of other sports I care a lot about (track and field, hockey, auto racing), because the reality is that only some of the former NBCSN...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-18-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 10,477
Posted By dilanesp
(And, I should add, certainly not most people...

(And, I should add, certainly not most people with a public facing role on television. Most such folks have a different approach to their interactions with the public than you seem to.)
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-18-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 10,477
Posted By dilanesp
I make no claim that the racing industry is full...

I make no claim that the racing industry is full of good people. I just think it's interesting that folks that I wouldn't really know from Adam actually e-mailed me and said nasty stuff about you...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-18-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,437
Posted By dilanesp
I watched the race and it looked like the pace...

I watched the race and it looked like the pace suddenly got quite hot a furlong in and stayed hot around the turn

They definitely looked like they were going very fast.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-18-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,327
Posted By dilanesp
I don't really understand why the breeding...

I don't really understand why the breeding industry cares so much about specific losses after a horse does something big, but all the indicators of how people duck races and overstate injuries...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-17-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By dilanesp
Honestly, and I know I'm going to sound like one...

Honestly, and I know I'm going to sound like one of our other regulars on this, but a Sha Tin style situation may very well be the future of racing in America.

The sport has massively contracted,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-17-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By dilanesp
You can't bet on Weber Downs. I was obviously...

You can't bet on Weber Downs. I was obviously talking about tracks you can bet on.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-17-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,328
Posted By dilanesp
Emily Ellingwood on Back Ring Luck in the 4th on...

Emily Ellingwood on Back Ring Luck in the 4th on Sunday November 14 at Del Mar.

She STOLE this one. She decided they were going too slow and made a big sweeping move to the lead and opened up with...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-15-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By dilanesp
This is reasonable as a gambler's POV, but it...

This is reasonable as a gambler's POV, but it doesn't work for the government. I don't think government regulators should ever think "if I impose the correct regulation, it will put this...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-15-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By dilanesp
It's really a great idea in every sport, and...

It's really a great idea in every sport, and really, for the historic record alone. Imagine if we had a library of samples of previous champion athletes that we could go and retest- we'd probably...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-15-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By dilanesp
No, he's describing a regulated industry that...

No, he's describing a regulated industry that people voluntarily enter.

Start here: the government doesn't have to permit pari-mutuel betting or horse racing at all. Go to Utah or Hawaii. There...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-14-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By dilanesp
https://mobile.twitter.com/raypaulick/status/14600...

https://mobile.twitter.com/raypaulick/status/1460060536977059845
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-14-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By dilanesp
Would this still hold true if Baffert is doping...

Would this still hold true if Baffert is doping his horses?
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