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Forum: General Handicapping Discussion Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,194
Posted By thaskalos
IMO...it wasn't the "public", per say, who made...

IMO...it wasn't the "public", per say, who made this horse the 3-2 choice in this race. Horses with mediocre speed figures and nondescript running lines don't get the overwhelming betting support of...
Forum: Off Topic - Sports Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By thaskalos
With Hader being as effective as he is, and Corey...

With Hader being as effective as he is, and Corey Knebel being lights-out down the stretch of the regular season and in the playoffs...are you surprised that Counsell is still sticking with Jeffress...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion Yesterday, 02:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,194
Posted By thaskalos
No...I did not. But I bet less on the :9: than I...

No...I did not. But I bet less on the :9: than I normally would.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion Yesterday, 01:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,194
Posted By thaskalos
Tell me...if YOU were making a betting line for...

Tell me...if YOU were making a betting line for this race, what price would you list the :4: at?
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,075
Posted By thaskalos
He was waiting for a worthwhile topic. :ThmbUp:

He was waiting for a worthwhile topic. :ThmbUp:
Forum: Off Topic - General Yesterday, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By thaskalos
Yes. But he is the PRESIDENT...and you are NOT. :)

Yes. But he is the PRESIDENT...and you are NOT. :)
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion Yesterday, 12:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,194
Posted By thaskalos
When a longshot wins the race, it doesn't bother...

When a longshot wins the race, it doesn't bother me much. The only time I get annoyed is when the longshot wins...at odds that are reserved for the favorite.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion Yesterday, 12:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,194
Posted By thaskalos
Head-scratcher at Parx

The first race at Parx today(Monday) featured a competitive field of 7 horses (after the obligatory 2 late scratches)...and after spending considerable time handicapping it, I concluded that the :9:...
Forum: Off Topic - General 10-13-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 762
Posted By thaskalos
It seems that the debt is only a pressing concern...

It seems that the debt is only a pressing concern when a Democrat is in the White House. That's also when the president's "vacation time" is kept in close check. But when a Republican resides in the...
Forum: Off Topic - General 10-12-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,175
Posted By thaskalos
If the stock market doesn't occasionally suffer...

If the stock market doesn't occasionally suffer sharp declines, then, how else are the "amateur investors" supposed to get scared into selling their shares...and, how else are the wealthy supposed to...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-12-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,133
Posted By thaskalos
Do you suppose that this family squabble may have...

Do you suppose that this family squabble may have had something to do with your eventual career choice? My 9 year-old sister was the only person at home when my father succumbed to a heart attack...
Forum: Off Topic - General 10-11-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By thaskalos
The more accurate maneuver would be to look for...

The more accurate maneuver would be to look for the guy with the most losing mutuel tickets scattered upon his desk. :)
Forum: Off Topic - General 10-11-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By thaskalos
This question is often asked here, and my...

This question is often asked here, and my favorite sportsbook is never the one mentioned by the other posters here, probably because most players are looking for liberal free beverage...
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 10-11-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By thaskalos
After what he almost did in the fourth game in...

After what he almost did in the fourth game in NY, Kimbrel's "Karate Kid" nonsense should be terminated...IMO. Porcello pitches his heart out...Sale comes in and stoically silences the Yankees in the...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 10-11-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By thaskalos
No. When an AW-track horse moves to the dirt...

No. When an AW-track horse moves to the dirt track...I treat it as a first-time starter.
Forum: Off Topic - General 10-11-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By thaskalos
Okay...I think I got it now. It's acceptable for...

Okay...I think I got it now. It's acceptable for actors like Ralph Fiennes and Laurence Olivier to play vicious Nazis in films...because they played the "bad guys". But if an actor plays the "hero"...
Forum: Off Topic - General 10-09-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By thaskalos
I stopped watching the TV news when I joined...

I stopped watching the TV news when I joined Paceadvantage. Here...not only do I get all the important news...but I also get the sort of colorful commentary on the day's events that cannot be found...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-09-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,906
Posted By thaskalos
If I am in a group of 40 guys, and we are pooling...

If I am in a group of 40 guys, and we are pooling our money and betting as a team, and I am assigned the responsibility of carrying the collected money to the track and placing the wagers...can I be...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 10-09-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,879
Posted By thaskalos
I wonder how the DRF feels about having...

I wonder how the DRF feels about having 16-year-olds advertising their handicapping selections via their online marketplace.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-09-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 11,881
Posted By thaskalos
I, personally, would love it if MORE "industry...

I, personally, would love it if MORE "industry people" posted here...even if they mostly "Peacocked" themselves. It could only add to the interest generated by our discussions...IMO.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-09-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,906
Posted By thaskalos
Let me understand this: If forty guys bet...

Let me understand this:

If forty guys bet their money separately, then they are doing nothing wrong. But if they pool their money and wager as a team, then they are now a "betting...
Forum: Off Topic - General 10-08-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By thaskalos
Audit WHOM? Who is going to tell the bankers what...

Audit WHOM? Who is going to tell the bankers what to do? Who really runs the country? The White House...Congress...or the organization that controls the money supply and the interest rates? Control...
Forum: Off Topic - General 10-08-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By thaskalos
Have you actually read Griffin's work on cancer...

Have you actually read Griffin's work on cancer and the "medical profession"...or are you going strictly by Wikipedia here? Would you also question Linus Pauling's opinion on this matter? Of...
Forum: Off Topic - General 10-08-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By thaskalos
The Federal Reserve is neither "Federal", nor...

The Federal Reserve is neither "Federal", nor does it hold any "reserves"...and most Americans are aware of this by now. They also know that continuously printing money out of thin air is an...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 10-07-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,891
Posted By thaskalos
My thinking on this topic goes something like...

My thinking on this topic goes something like this:

My experience in the game tells me that the "standout" horses, who don't receive the betting action that they logically should, are very...
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