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Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Dave Schwartz
Well, we 're here, anyway. ;-)

Well, we 're here, anyway. ;-)
Forum: Off Topic - General 10-16-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Dave Schwartz
Dennis Hof is a big embarrassment to people here....

Dennis Hof is a big embarrassment to people here.

We like our sleaze hidden. :)

A lot of people don't realize that prostitution is only legal in the rural counties.


If you go back far...
Forum: Off Topic - Computers 10-16-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By Dave Schwartz
Sound drops and video tiling began this morning....

Sound drops and video tiling began this morning. Have a tech here right now testing everything for the last 2 hrs despite the fact that it is a system-wide issue in this part of town.

Here in...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-15-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,214
Posted By Dave Schwartz
Of course, you are right. The integrity of the...

Of course, you are right. The integrity of the game is in doubt and the people in power are actually questioning the importance of that relative to cost.

Racing has illustrated their lack of...
Forum: Off Topic - General 10-15-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Dave Schwartz
That deserves a huge "WOW!" Long article but...

That deserves a huge "WOW!"

Long article but worth the read.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-15-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,214
Posted By Dave Schwartz
"Standard," perhaps. But never achievable. ...

"Standard," perhaps. But never achievable.

Tom, I know you understand manufacturing. There is an expectation of less-than-perfection in every batch of components produced. And nobody can test...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-14-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,214
Posted By Dave Schwartz
That is an unrealistic expectation.

That is an unrealistic expectation.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-14-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,214
Posted By Dave Schwartz
This is quite an intelligent response. It really...

This is quite an intelligent response. It really has to be extremely difficult to keep one's attention sharp through this process.

Of course, from the public's POV, it is seen as "YOU'VE ONLY GOT...
Forum: Off Topic - Computers 10-13-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By Dave Schwartz
OH, Based upon my past experience with AT&T...

OH,

Based upon my past experience with AT&T I will give you some ideas. (BTW, AT&T has the most amazing people despite having the most screwed up infrastructure imaginable).

I am assuming that...
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 10-09-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Dave Schwartz
King, Also as a former umpire, I've got to...

King,

Also as a former umpire, I've got to say that the strike zones in a great many games I've seen this year have been so inconsistent.

I hate to say it but it could be time for the balls and...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-09-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,280
Posted By Dave Schwartz
I wrote this fictional article in 1991 and have...

I wrote this fictional article in 1991 and have been surprised at how much of it came true.

Unfortunately, the best stuff - like ESPN's Monday Night at the Races never happened. (Not that I really...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-09-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,009
Posted By Dave Schwartz
Good idea. They were never actually illegal, but...

Good idea. They were never actually illegal, but the GCB (not to be confused with the Gambler's Book Club) determined that rules were needed for "Betting Hedge Funds."

I actually intervened for a...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-09-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,009
Posted By Dave Schwartz
When I used to get paid from one of my...

When I used to get paid from one of my handicapping partnerships, I received a check. At the end of the year I got a 1099 from the organization.

Trust me... they have to send a 1099 or else they...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 10-08-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,063
Posted By Dave Schwartz
Pretty much the same as you or I can do, except...

Pretty much the same as you or I can do, except we make less bets.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-08-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,009
Posted By Dave Schwartz
There was a guy in TX that I had knowledge who...

There was a guy in TX that I had knowledge who was arrested while buying a racing form on the way to LAD. (He was still in TX at the time.)

Seems the authorities had been watching him as a...
Forum: Off Topic - General 10-08-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By Dave Schwartz
That's a great answer, and makes a lot of sense.

That's a great answer, and makes a lot of sense.
Forum: Off Topic - General 10-08-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By Dave Schwartz
I completely agree with both of you. Just...

I completely agree with both of you.

Just passing on what my friend said.

Does anyone know if there is a precedent for this or anything like it?

Just a thought... If there is no precedent,...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 10-08-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,063
Posted By Dave Schwartz
IMHO, not so much "betting coup" as "standard...

IMHO, not so much "betting coup" as "standard operating procedure," race in and race out.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 10-08-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,063
Posted By Dave Schwartz
It appears to me that it is much more likely to...

It appears to me that it is much more likely to be true in the lower class races.

In fact, the high profile races (as you called them) are likely to run much closer to "the best horse wins."
...
Forum: Off Topic - General 10-08-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By Dave Schwartz
Last night I brought this question up to a lawyer...

Last night I brought this question up to a lawyer who I have great respect for. (He's a Libertarian, not that it matters.)

Based upon his opinion, this article is exactly backwards.

He said...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 10-07-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,063
Posted By Dave Schwartz
That's one of the best posts I've ever seen on...

That's one of the best posts I've ever seen on the current state of racing and the handicapper. :ThmbUp::ThmbUp:
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 10-07-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,063
Posted By Dave Schwartz
Absolutely it is directly connected! But not...

Absolutely it is directly connected!

But not connected by the tote board. See, the tote board has become a pretty worthless tool, at least in the conventional sense of make-a-line-and-bet-into-it....
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 10-07-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,063
Posted By Dave Schwartz
See the post right below this one ^^^ with a real...

See the post right below this one ^^^ with a real race.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 10-07-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,063
Posted By Dave Schwartz
This was the next race that came up on the day I...

This was the next race that came up on the day I was handicapping. (Sept 9)

http://www.practicalhandicapping.com/desktop/package/PublicImages/PA/BTP01.png

In the upper section, marked in...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 10-07-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,063
Posted By Dave Schwartz
Sorry, but no, completely off from where I would...

Sorry, but no, completely off from where I would be.

First, the "morning line" is simply not good enough. It would be one of the factors, but perhaps only about 35% of determining "How the public...
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