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Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-11-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By thespaah
Noting your stated home town....Finger Lakes is...

Noting your stated home town....Finger Lakes is in your back yard.
Guess what? Not "weeds" there either. Fire away!
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-11-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,156
Posted By thespaah
Im not seeing a problem. So we have to skip a...

Im not seeing a problem. So we have to skip a race once in a while. If the world were a perfect place, life would be boring.
Look, Its weather related.
Your vote for "no turf racing" is noted....
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-11-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 809
Posted By thespaah
Those are rare occasions. And a ban on whips...

Those are rare occasions. And a ban on whips would be throwing out the baby with the bath water.
I cannot stand this idea that if so much as one.....Results in this knee jerk reaction which is...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-11-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,156
Posted By thespaah
The problem with southern latitude tracks being...

The problem with southern latitude tracks being the centers for turf racing is.....Well use Gulfstream as an example. Two months into their winter meet, the turf course resembles a moonscape.
The...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-11-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,156
Posted By thespaah
Naah....It is n't too many. its the fact that...

Naah....It is n't too many. its the fact that more races on turf are needed because more horses are better suited for turf.
Or would you prefer turf specialists simply emigrate to Europe and we have...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-11-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,156
Posted By thespaah
Naaaah..Its easy. Just ask the OP. Look, I am...

Naaaah..Its easy. Just ask the OP.
Look, I am no apologist for NYRA. Or any other racing jurisdiction.
If they get it right, I go along with it. If they get it wrong( chronically) I will opine to...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-11-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,156
Posted By thespaah
"adjust the condition book"...Yeah, I found that...

"adjust the condition book"...Yeah, I found that rather amusing.
"weather Channel" also on the humorous side of silly.
Wonder if the poster above would be satisfied if the condition book was based...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-11-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 34,126
Posted By thespaah
Just looked at the replay. Here's my take. ...

Just looked at the replay.
Here's my take.
Rider kept a good honest pace throughout.
In midstretch the rider saw the eventual third place finisher come along side to challenge. Rider switched...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By thespaah
Have you actually taken a close look at that turf...

Have you actually taken a close look at that turf course?
By the end of February, the turf is unable to recover.
it is a shallow rooting bermudagrass surface. This type of turf cannot take the kind...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By thespaah
Unless the Monmouth building has been upfitted...

Unless the Monmouth building has been upfitted for winter racing ( heated/enclosed) once the cold weather arrives, its a recipe for misery. Especially on days when the direction of the wind is from...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By thespaah
"Cost over runs"...In new Jersey, this has been...

"Cost over runs"...In new Jersey, this has been an expected way of doing business with government.
No job in New Jersey has EVER come in under or at budget and NEVER on time.
This is my home...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By thespaah
Gotta make those labor union thugs get their...

Gotta make those labor union thugs get their palms greased.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By thespaah
Heck this has been the trend since the 80's. ...

Heck this has been the trend since the 80's.
When purses for 2 year old stakes began to rise ot the level of 3 year old stakes,. And people such as Robert Sangster...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By thespaah
Please elaborate

Please elaborate
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By thespaah
Agree and agree. This No Cal/So Cal thing...

Agree and agree.
This No Cal/So Cal thing ain't working
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By thespaah
That track was 13/16ths of a mile. Or 6 .5...

That track was 13/16ths of a mile.
Or 6 .5 furlongs.
I think the figure may refer to the turn radius
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By thespaah
110 yards is one sixteenth of a mile. So the...

110 yards is one sixteenth of a mile. So the track is 60 feet longer than 7.5 furlongs.
In feet. 5280 is one mile.....7 furlongs is 4620 feet. the length of Los Al is that much plus 350 feet....or...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,114
Views: 93,409
Posted By thespaah
Not sure where I sit on this one. Sure, the...

Not sure where I sit on this one.
Sure, the odds posted should be the odds paid.
If the booking company makes an error, they are liable.
It is not up to the one placing the wager to ask "gee, is...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,760
Posted By thespaah
BINGO!....Fewer foals means fewer runners. And...

BINGO!....Fewer foals means fewer runners.
And here we go with the contraction argument.
There are two diametrically opposed camps in this vein. Those that see the inevitability of fewer racing...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,760
Posted By thespaah
Because the surface change may compromise the...

Because the surface change may compromise the horse's ability to perform and thus bettors with less information or a lower level of expertise, would be betting on a horse or horses that have little...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,760
Posted By thespaah
I would tend to agree. However, the surface...

I would tend to agree. However, the surface switch is not necessarily the fault of the owners/trainer of the entrant. So if Mrts Nature decides today is "no fund day" , then why punish the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,760
Posted By thespaah
:headbanger::lol:

:headbanger::lol:
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,604
Posted By thespaah
For me , its Michael Corleone kissing his brother...

For me , its Michael Corleone kissing his brother Fredo on New Years Eve......In a span of 1:10 to 1:50 seconds. I'm dead
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,105
Posted By thespaah
This is the model everywhere BUT North America. ...

This is the model everywhere BUT North America.
Here we have extended meets. In the UK a race meeting may last two weeks.
In Japan and Hong Kong, meets last a few days.
In Japan and Hong Kong,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-18-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,105
Posted By thespaah
This is the model used in Asia and Europe. DUH

This is the model used in Asia and Europe.
DUH
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