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Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-07-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By macguy
I was thinking an insurance bet could be fun. ...

I was thinking an insurance bet could be fun.

You bet the horse with an insurance bet and if it finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th you collect, if it wins you get nothing. Kind of a spin on a show bet.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-18-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,004
Posted By macguy
I guess it depends on how much you raise the...

I guess it depends on how much you raise the weights by.

The argument has always been made that if you raise the weights by 10 pounds, you're going to get another new group of people that were...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-19-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By macguy
That's the trend. Offer new wagers that are...

That's the trend.
Offer new wagers that are increasingly more similar to lottery tickets.

Trying to get a few more of those power ball players to cross over and come to the track and bet instead.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-22-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By macguy
I use RTN, some of the thoroughbred HD signals...

I use RTN, some of the thoroughbred HD signals they carry:
-Woodbine
-NYRA
-Canterbury
-Charles Town
-Emerald
-Santa Anita
-Del Mar
-Los Alamitos
-Golden Gate
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-13-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,097
Posted By macguy
I worked as a groom about 20 years ago right out...

I worked as a groom about 20 years ago right out of high school, it was my first true full time job.

Loved lots about it, but the really early mornings mixed with the repetitive days (with few...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-04-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,162
Posted By macguy
Woodbine runs some pretty big races and does...

Woodbine runs some pretty big races and does pretty good with its surface.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-13-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,283
Posted By macguy
For anyone that wants to watch horse racing on...

For anyone that wants to watch horse racing on their Roku or computer that can't or doesn't want to get TVG, RTN is great.

https://www.rtn.tv/

I believe the only tracks you can't watch on the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-08-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,325
Posted By macguy
Hastings Park Sunflower Downs Kamloops ...

Hastings Park
Sunflower Downs
Kamloops
Fraser Downs
Emerald Downs
Northlands Park
Stampede Park (was there for the Stampede, watched the chuckwagons, not sure if that counts.)
Century Downs...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-14-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,666
Posted By macguy
One of my biggest regrets was not going to...

One of my biggest regrets was not going to Sandown Park on Vancouver Island when they were still running.

I remember one beautiful summer day I was at home and I thought, I should really head to...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-08-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,841
Posted By macguy
She probably won't get across the border if she's...

She probably won't get across the border if she's got outstanding warrants.
You guys can keep her.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-07-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By macguy
I think Hastings Park did a few of those at the...

I think Hastings Park did a few of those at the end of last year.
Kinda gave the races a feeling of horsemen's welfare.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-06-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By macguy
Earned over $50,000/year for 2015 and 2014, looks...

Earned over $50,000/year for 2015 and 2014, looks to me like he's earning his keep.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-01-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By macguy
I enjoyed reading that article, I always enjoy...

I enjoyed reading that article, I always enjoy getting a little insight into the stories behind the horses.

Best of luck to you and your horses this summer. :ThmbUp:
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-30-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,483
Posted By macguy
Used to always go on the Wednesday night cards, I...

Used to always go on the Wednesday night cards, I found it was a nice way to break up the week, and it was also usually (unfortunately for Hastings) nice and quiet. I don't think Hastings has run on...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-30-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,483
Posted By macguy
Very good article and very good advice. I...

Very good article and very good advice.

I was drawn to the racetrack by the betting and gambling, the thought of coming home with more cash than I left with.

As the years went on (and my life...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-30-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,561
Posted By macguy
How about making the conditions for races even...

How about making the conditions for races even simpler?

Remember when a condition for a race used to read "For 3 year old and up $15,000 claimers."

Most of the time, you now need an English...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-26-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,841
Posted By macguy
I think there's a strong possibility that there...

I think there's a strong possibility that there may be a little more going on here that we realize with her.

It's certainly not normal behavior for anyone to be treating animals with such a high...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-23-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,180
Posted By macguy
Washington State and British Columbia, side by...

Washington State and British Columbia, side by side, and thoroughbred horse racing in the two places is truly on identical paths. Unfortunately not for the better.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-22-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,180
Posted By macguy
BC racing indeed, we talk about Hastings Park,...

BC racing indeed, we talk about Hastings Park, but it's easy to forget about the interior "B" circuit.

It wasn't that many years ago that there was still a very vibrant B circuit rotating between...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-22-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,180
Posted By macguy
Went to visit "Century Downs" last fall. We...

Went to visit "Century Downs" last fall.
We were very disappointed.

Had to navigate our way through 1000 slot machines to try and find a place to watch the races. Went through the doors to head...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-20-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,180
Posted By macguy
:D Spent a lot of time walking horses up and...

:D

Spent a lot of time walking horses up and down the shed rows of "Barn M" the better part of 20 years ago. It was my first real full time job out of high school.

I remember standing at the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-20-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,180
Posted By macguy
Hastings Park matches those statistics bang on. ...

Hastings Park matches those statistics bang on.

In the mid 1990s, Hastings Park had over 2000 horses jammed into the backstretch, and there was still a waiting list with trainers fighting for...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-19-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By macguy
I don't know if I've ever seen a trainer win with...

I don't know if I've ever seen a trainer win with a claiming horse and then drop it down in it's next start more than Diodoro does.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-24-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,623
Posted By macguy
I had horses on and off about 10 years ago. ...

I had horses on and off about 10 years ago.
Very, very expensive for the average person (which I would consider myself.)

The bills (Vet, Farrier, Trainer, Raceday) keep coming in, yet (if you're...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-12-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,910
Posted By macguy
Are there enough thoroughbreds in Florida to...

Are there enough thoroughbreds in Florida to allow for another track?
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