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Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-21-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By VeryOldMan
Very nice work! No snark. Acerbic New Yorker...

Very nice work! No snark.

Acerbic New Yorker is a New Yorker. Who knew? :)
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-10-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By VeryOldMan
In real time I thought the issue was Cancel...

In real time I thought the issue was Cancel forcing the 5 into the two path and forcing a crowded stretch. I didn't see anything thereafter which the 5 caused.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-05-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By VeryOldMan
No! Next question please :)

No!

Next question please :)
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-03-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,846
Posted By VeryOldMan
Yeah, this. Particularly with the TFUS data...

Yeah, this. Particularly with the TFUS data posted by cj.

It's enjoyable to have these arguments about horses with potential.

We used to see things play out on the track.

Anyone else...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-29-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,619
Posted By VeryOldMan
LOL. When you're right, you're right. Watched the...

LOL. When you're right, you're right. Watched the race in real time - Script had absolutely no excuse. May end up being a useful horse, but today exposed his upside or lack thereof.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-27-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,846
Posted By VeryOldMan
Amen - no discussion of my all-time favorite...

Amen - no discussion of my all-time favorite Forego can pass without the word "mighty" :)

Won graded stakes at distances from 7 furlongs to 2 miles. Under impossible weights by modern-day...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-26-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,846
Posted By VeryOldMan
Wow - Flightline has won all three of his races...

Wow - Flightline has won all three of his races by 11+ lengths. Included this Grade 1. Weakness of graded stakes these days aside - that was impressive.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-25-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,846
Posted By VeryOldMan
Wow - some high profile first time starters in...

Wow - some high profile first time starters in there: $1.1 million purchase Shaaz, $900K Hopkins (also trained by Baffert), and Beholder's first foal Q B One (out of Uncle Mo).
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-22-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By VeryOldMan
Heard from the Maryland director that financial...

Heard from the Maryland director that financial donations work too - if I learn of an online solution, I'll add subsequently.

You can certainly make a contribution to our benevolence fund and...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-11-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By VeryOldMan
This article has video of the race embedded at...

This article has video of the race embedded at the bottom, which includes Jason Beem's exasperated call about the lights going out.
...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-22-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,747
Posted By VeryOldMan
It's a thread about potential vulnerable short...

It's a thread about potential vulnerable short priced BC horses - isn't the point that in recent memory both Jackie's Warrior and Complexity came into the Juvenile as undefeated, strong looking...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-15-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By VeryOldMan
Along similar lines - some Monmouth drug DQs were...

Along similar lines - some Monmouth drug DQs were also announced yesterday. A pair of 15 day suspensions to Jose Delgado; a fine, but no suspension, to Saffie Joseph. 15 days for Douglas Nunn. It's...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-13-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,747
Posted By VeryOldMan
I dunno Class, that doesn't sound like it's Chad...

I dunno Class, that doesn't sound like it's Chad Brown's problem. More an indictment of the dilution of the racing product with too many stakes races and how owners rightfully search for softer spots...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-12-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,779
Posted By VeryOldMan
The original article said the suspensions varied...

The original article said the suspensions varied from 10 to 40 days and began October 1, so perhaps they were in the 10 day category.

Suspended were Georgina Baxter, Rohan Crichton, Daniel Pita,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-10-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By VeryOldMan
Besides being the leading trainer at Charles...

Besides being the leading trainer at Charles Town, Runco is also a breeder and owner (Coleswood Farm) of West-Virginia breds. He tends to have some of the best bloodstock (such that it is in WV), so...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-09-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,481
Posted By VeryOldMan
Cleanest US Jurisdiction?

I've become even more cynical about this sport lately - appreciate Hong Kong's system, but am not in the mood to bet early Wednesday morning and overnight Saturday/Sunday.

What is the best hope...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-09-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By VeryOldMan
And here was the earlier article about the...

And here was the earlier article about the suspicious spike in wagering on the race. Another appearance by trainer Juan Reviriego, who was previously discussed on this board.
...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-07-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,237
Posted By VeryOldMan
Currently, the only restrictions the Ohio...

Currently, the only restrictions the Ohio commission places on runners is that they must be serviceably sound, cannot be wearing a trachea tube, cannot have undergone a nerving surgery, and cannot...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-28-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,594
Posted By VeryOldMan
So much this. Same for the DQ/non-DQ discussions.

So much this. Same for the DQ/non-DQ discussions.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-22-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,921
Posted By VeryOldMan
I've enjoyed Talking Horses, but also wish Andy...

I've enjoyed Talking Horses, but also wish Andy would sometimes be less browbeating with Anthony when they disagree. Anthony has some insights that I wouldn't mind hearing more about. NYRA has a...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-19-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 20,262
Posted By VeryOldMan
Can they make this sport any harder to justify?! ...

Can they make this sport any harder to justify?!

Depressing as hell to have this accumulation of events - batteries, Baffert, Servis, etc., etc., etc.

Wish I could go back to my relative...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-26-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,488
Posted By VeryOldMan
Good stuff re OP BarchCapper.

Good stuff re OP BarchCapper.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-25-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 33,961
Posted By VeryOldMan
Prayers up. Always appreciated your calls. Those...

Prayers up. Always appreciated your calls. Those and Mark P's analysis made me follow MNR when I otherwise wouldn't have. Highest praise I can offer as a recreational bettor but also a long time fan...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-12-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 65,666
Posted By VeryOldMan
The TDN article linked upthread had this bit from...

The TDN article linked upthread had this bit from Narvarro's allocution; it sounds like he's working with the Feds against Servis, who has been fighting the charges.

Speaking in open court via...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-06-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By VeryOldMan
Do you want to play against the sharps who set...

Do you want to play against the sharps who set the likely ever-moving fixed odd lines or play against the sharps who bet these horses to perfection in parimutuel fashion? My suspicion is that those...
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