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Forum: General Racing Discussion Today, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By dilanesp
Maybe Frank Miramahdi's best line in his famous...

Maybe Frank Miramahdi's best line in his famous "Hasta La Vista" call. "Boule D'Or? Boule D'Or Hello!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNLxT4vgQ1Q
Forum: General Racing Discussion Today, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By dilanesp
The first few times I attended the races in New...

The first few times I attended the races in New York, back when Marshall Cassidy was still calling the races, it was very common for the tote board to click and for Cassidy to announce, stridently,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By dilanesp
Most people don't want to go to old uncomfortable...

Most people don't want to go to old uncomfortable facilities. There are places like Fenway Park and Saratoga who have turned it into a virtue, but there's a reason many aging public facilities get...
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 01:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By dilanesp
Agree with you about Hialeah. Not only do we need...

Agree with you about Hialeah. Not only do we need less tracks, but outside of a few special cases, the tracks we do need should be modern and comfortable and built to serve contemporary horseplayers...
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By dilanesp
Plus, they don't care about actually timing the...

Plus, they don't care about actually timing the races, so that helps too.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-30-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By dilanesp
I saw that race. It's the one time I ever went to...

I saw that race. It's the one time I ever went to Belmont for a TC attempt. Touch Gold was legit good, and had a horrendous trip in the Preakness, so the result was certainly not unexpected. But...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-30-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,563
Posted By dilanesp
You missed the particular thrill that comes from...

You missed the particular thrill that comes from this situation when it unfolds live.

Countless times I have been at the track, bet a horse I thought was the controlling speed, and then cursed the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-30-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By dilanesp
The "Class of '97" was really special. Look at...

The "Class of '97" was really special. Look at the '97 Derby- it had a short field that year (the last Derby to fit in the 14 stall gate). The top three were very special horses- Silver Charm,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-25-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By dilanesp
I would wager KEE's is closer to 15/16ths, given...

I would wager KEE's is closer to 15/16ths, given the larger main track there.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-25-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By dilanesp
Silver Charm looking good at 26

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EnturuQW8AU5L86?format=jpg&name=medium
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-24-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By dilanesp
It also shows what a silly project the 2004...

It also shows what a silly project the 2004 renovations were. Those luxury box towers just dwarf the Twin Spires, the track's trademark.

People don't like tearing anything down and building...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-24-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By dilanesp
Plus shrinking the infield, which would probably...

Plus shrinking the infield, which would probably reduce capacity on Derby Day.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-24-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By dilanesp
FWIW i think they actually started turf racing in...

FWIW i think they actually started turf racing in 1987.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-20-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By dilanesp
https://www.berkeleyside.com/2020/11/19/golden-gat...

https://www.berkeleyside.com/2020/11/19/golden-gate-fields-covid-19-outbreak
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-18-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By dilanesp
Looks like it is not reopening for awhile. ...

Looks like it is not reopening for awhile.

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/covid-19-golden-gate-fields-to-remain-temporarily-closed-through-november/
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 11-18-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,191
Posted By dilanesp
I think that Tiz the Law's connections are some...

I think that Tiz the Law's connections are some of the most admirable people in the entire sport. But what do I know?
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-18-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,308
Posted By dilanesp
I am not carrying on anything. I am answering...

I am not carrying on anything. I am answering your false posts.

DaHoss: "Everything Serling says about you is correct."

Me: (points out several things that aren't)

DaHoss: "You are wrong!...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-18-2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 286,516
Posted By dilanesp
Yeah. I used to love to read the rulings! ...

Yeah. I used to love to read the rulings! "Trainer Joe Smith has been fined $50 for violating stable area parking regulations."
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-18-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,308
Posted By dilanesp
The decision of NYRA to hold racing at Saratoga...

The decision of NYRA to hold racing at Saratoga meant that many of NYRA's constituents, including many employees and horsemen, were effectively forced to move their operations up to Saratoga for the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-18-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,308
Posted By dilanesp
1. NYRA running at Saratoga is far more...

1. NYRA running at Saratoga is far more complicated that you are saying. In fact, NYRA made public statements about having live spectators at Saratoga. I was right about that part of it, that live...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-17-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,308
Posted By dilanesp
Yes. In both places. Indeed, I just admitted I...

Yes. In both places. Indeed, I just admitted I got something wrong in the "Terrific Rides" thread. I blamed Jen Pyfer for strategy when she had lost her iron in a race where she got way out in front...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-17-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,308
Posted By dilanesp
I can laugh at myself. There's simply a...

I can laugh at myself. There's simply a difference between a person who you normally have friendly interactions with calling me a know-it-all or something (which can be quite funny!) and a person who...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-17-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,717
Posted By dilanesp
I did not realize that was the explanation.

I did not realize that was the explanation.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-17-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,308
Posted By dilanesp
Unfortunately, it was not the greatest comeback...

Unfortunately, it was not the greatest comeback since Lazarus.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-17-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,308
Posted By dilanesp
Dahoss, Andy jumps into threads to insult me. He...

Dahoss, Andy jumps into threads to insult me. He has done this repeatedly. Because of that, there's no reason I have to view these things as a joke- he is being nasty and petty. (And as I note, just...
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