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Forum: Off Topic - General 01-17-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 3,699
Posted By classhandicapper
I'm pretty sure time travel isn't possible...

I'm pretty sure time travel isn't possible otherwise everyone in our future would be doing it and I'd never find an overlay. Yet sometimes I still do. ;)
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-17-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,127
Posted By classhandicapper
How about stuff like this? Do you go to...

How about stuff like this?

Do you go to Belmont at 6:30 in the morning to watch your horses work out?

Do you read the condition book every time it comes out and actively discuss where to run...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-17-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,127
Posted By classhandicapper
The typical level of investment is part of the...

The typical level of investment is part of the equation.

When you buy a single horse you have the up front investment and then the annual cost of training, vets, etc... A single 10K claimer is...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-17-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,127
Posted By classhandicapper
I think they are generally sum the earnings of...

I think they are generally sum the earnings of all a jockey's mounts for reports, but they don't always get 10% of that.

They get 10% of their winning mounts, but less than that downward.
...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-17-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,127
Posted By classhandicapper
I'm sure it varies from circuit to circuit and...

I'm sure it varies from circuit to circuit and trainer to trainer, but in NY you aren't even going to cover your trainer's day rate for 25K.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-17-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,127
Posted By classhandicapper
There are definitely jockeys and trainers making...

There are definitely jockeys and trainers making a lot of money (especially on the major circuits), but how many are making a good living on the smaller tracks and how many drop out each year because...
Forum: Off Topic - General 01-17-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 3,699
Posted By classhandicapper
This is a political scare tactic. The idea...

This is a political scare tactic.

The idea being that's it's OK to exaggerate or lie through your teeth if you believe your values and goals are superior to everyone else's and if fear is the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-17-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,127
Posted By classhandicapper
You can keep taking this further and further...

You can keep taking this further and further back.

It costs a ton of money to have a breeding operation. If owners aren't willing to pay the prices needed to keep breeders afloat, breeder's will...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 01-16-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 28,126
Posted By classhandicapper
The females look pretty weak so far.

The females look pretty weak so far.
Forum: Off Topic - General 01-16-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 3,699
Posted By classhandicapper
All change presents a problem. Robots will...

All change presents a problem.

Robots will present a challenge, AI will present a challenge, spending on entitlements and changing demographics will present a problem....

I'm not saying we...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-16-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,127
Posted By classhandicapper
I think Saratoga (and the Derby/BC) are more...

I think Saratoga (and the Derby/BC) are more attractive because the largest sophisticated betters are not raising their own bets enough to offset the huge influx of tourist and casual money. ...
Forum: Off Topic - General 01-16-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 3,699
Posted By classhandicapper
Human beings have been relocating due to climate,...

Human beings have been relocating due to climate, safety, resources, food, jobs, economics, and a bunch of other factors for thousands of years.

It's not a big deal. You are underrating our...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-16-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,127
Posted By classhandicapper
Anyone that is sharp enough to recognize overlays...

Anyone that is sharp enough to recognize overlays will make the pools more efficient with their bets. Their money will make it harder to find real overlays and beat the game. If the biggest bettors...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-16-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,653
Posted By classhandicapper
I agree. I'm not sure how else you can test...

I agree. I'm not sure how else you can test effectively.

I try to put together rules that mimic my thinking the best I can and test that. The hope of course is that adding in some subjective...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-15-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,127
Posted By classhandicapper
You can be a losing player and still be...

You can be a losing player and still be contributing to making the pools more efficient than they would be otherwise.
Forum: Off Topic - General 01-14-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By classhandicapper
Personally, I don't have a problem with colorful...

Personally, I don't have a problem with colorful language.

In fact, I hate political correctness so much, I find people that tell the truth even if it opens them up to attack to be admirable. ...
Forum: Off Topic - General 01-14-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 32,853
Posted By classhandicapper
She knew he was buying large quantities of guns...

She knew he was buying large quantities of guns and ammo and helped him load magazines and stuff like that. That would explain the fingerprints.

However, if your boyfriend is suddenly buying huge...
Forum: Off Topic - General 01-14-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 32,853
Posted By classhandicapper
There are several things that hint that this guy...

There are several things that hint that this guy was involved in "arms dealing" of some sort.

It's theoretically possible to gain an edge playing video poker games, but what are the chances this...
Forum: Off Topic - General 01-14-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By classhandicapper
Here's the problem with Trump. Had he said...

Here's the problem with Trump.

Had he said the following instead of using the term shit hole, he would have been saying the same thing without giving the pinheads more ammunition to attack him.
...
Forum: Off Topic - General 01-14-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By classhandicapper
No one should ever be banned, shadow banned or...

No one should ever be banned, shadow banned or anything unless they are doing or promoting something illegal. There is a mute and block option. If you don't want to see something you don't have to.
Forum: Off Topic - Poker 01-12-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 23,545
Posted By classhandicapper
I think we'd be way better off as a society if...

I think we'd be way better off as a society if there was no gambling at all. But people enjoy gambling. So they should be free to gamble. Personally, I don't enjoy gambling. I enjoy winning at...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-12-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By classhandicapper
As mentioned by the OP, he also had a good setup...

As mentioned by the OP, he also had a good setup that day after what I thought were 3 against the bias or flow races before that.
Forum: Off Topic - General 01-12-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,657
Posted By classhandicapper
I'm still not sure why this is an issue with some...

I'm still not sure why this is an issue with some people other than political demographics. If someone is here, being highly productive, and not in any trouble with the law, I'm fine with them...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-12-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,537
Posted By classhandicapper
I'm a huge fan of more data. I sort of...

I'm a huge fan of more data.

I sort of understand why some people might want to help less experienced handicappers that could be overwhelmed by too much information, but that gets very...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-12-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By classhandicapper
I've been a Firenze Fire fan. I think ALL his...

I've been a Firenze Fire fan. I think ALL his races prior to the Champagne were better than they looked. The one question I would have about him is that I heard he was sick briefly before the BC...
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