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Forum: General Racing Discussion Today, 10:51 AM
Replies: 77
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Posted By dilanesp
Question If I had a substance abuse problem, the State Bar...

If I had a substance abuse problem, the State Bar would be quite supportive of me. They have excellent programs, such as The Other Bar, to help lawyers kick drugs and alcohol.

But nonetheless, if...
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,987
Posted By dilanesp
Yeah. And just wait until some horse is making a...

Yeah. And just wait until some horse is making a winning move, comes into contact with a tiring horse while moving to the front, drawing off by 10, and getting DQ'd. There would be a giant uproar.
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Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,311
Posted By dilanesp
1. Since jockeys are NEVER supposed to touch...

1. Since jockeys are NEVER supposed to touch narcotics, I think hair follicle tests are just fine. They also detect anyone who might be gaming a urine test.

2. Even if you are correct about the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 12:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,311
Posted By dilanesp
The stewards and racing commissions hsve the...

The stewards and racing commissions hsve the final say. I don't call them corrupt.

And I don't think this is an issue of "a person's choices". Therer are very good reasons not to allow people with...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-21-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,311
Posted By dilanesp
1 positive test is not the issue. How many times...

1 positive test is not the issue. How many times did he violate the rules and use drugs? How many times did he tell lies, duck drug tests, shave body hair, etc.?

1 positive test is a testament to...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-21-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,311
Posted By dilanesp
There isn't any automatic right to be reinstated...

There isn't any automatic right to be reinstated here. You are acting like he got days for riding infractions or something. He committed one of the most serious offenses a jockey can commit, over and...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-21-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,311
Posted By dilanesp
I certainly don't believe I have a right to...

I certainly don't believe I have a right to gainful employment as a lawyer if I violate the rules of the State Bar.

Regulated positions are different than being a grocer or a Starbucks barista....
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-20-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,311
Posted By dilanesp
It is important to remember that the rule isn't...

It is important to remember that the rule isn't "don't fail a drug test". It is "don't ride under the influence, and admit that you are stoned and cannot ride if it happens".

The drug test is...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-20-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,311
Posted By dilanesp
I don't care, Andy. Seriously. This is a...

I don't care, Andy. Seriously. This is a regulated sport. It's a privilege to be able to hold a license in it.

If he has something to offer, there are plenty of career paths open to him. Indeed,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-20-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,487
Posted By dilanesp
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-20-2018, 10:35 AM
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Views: 1,487
Posted By dilanesp
Attendance is a key part of DMR's summer business...

Attendance is a key part of DMR's summer business model. They charge a lot to get in and sit down and especially for drinks.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-20-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,487
Posted By dilanesp
I go to Del Mar a lot. It got pretty crowded on...

I go to Del Mar a lot. It got pretty crowded on opening day in the past.

But the 1996 Pacific Classic? It was very hard to park, but once I was in, it was easy to bet, buy food, get to my seat,...
Forum: Off Topic - Poker 07-19-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By dilanesp
Probably not an issue in small stakes games in...

Probably not an issue in small stakes games in Bend, OR (a town I have actually been to, by the way :) ), but the experience in California is that self-dealt games were full of corruption and...
Forum: Off Topic - Poker 07-19-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 40,540
Posted By dilanesp
The thing is, it's generally a -EV play. ...

The thing is, it's generally a -EV play.

Here's some calculations that can give you some guidance on it. The California bad beat jackpots tend to be about $40,000, with $16,000 to the losing hand...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-19-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,311
Posted By dilanesp
To add a bit about this. You can't view this...

To add a bit about this.

You can't view this as an issue of "he's an addict, he needs our help". He does, and we should support him.

But there are certain professions that are compatible with...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-19-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,311
Posted By dilanesp
Correct. We all should be fully supportive of him...

Correct. We all should be fully supportive of him and wish him all the success-as a waiter, author, politician, or some other profession. No person with his record should hold any sort of horse...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-19-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,487
Posted By dilanesp
That's because the actual attendances were tiny....

That's because the actual attendances were tiny. I posted pictures of the empty aprons, seats, and lobbies here that day.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-19-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,487
Posted By dilanesp
I was there. It was comfortable, not...

I was there. It was comfortable, not "packed".
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-19-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,487
Posted By dilanesp
Andy, there average daily attendance has been in...

Andy, there average daily attendance has been in decline for a few years too. And the Pacific Classic has lost half of its live fans.

If they had been comping people on opening day, that is news...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-19-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,487
Posted By dilanesp
The pre-1992 grandstand never saw 33k. But the...

The pre-1992 grandstand never saw 33k. But the current plant holds 45k easily.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-19-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,487
Posted By dilanesp
I don't know. But it is clearly happening. And...

I don't know. But it is clearly happening. And honestly, Harper should stop publicly lobbying for another BC at Del Mar and try to figure out how to stop the bleeding. Tracks that lose their live...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-18-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,487
Posted By dilanesp
only 33,000 on track at DMR opening day

They have lost a significant number of casual fans. I am sure Joe Harper was wincing at the small crowd, no matter what he says publicly.
Forum: Selections 07-18-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By dilanesp
DMR opening day

1st: pass

2nd: :8: Samdar is my top selection. He woke up and really well last time out, and now drops in class. and has a good worktab. :9: is my second selection, and :1: and :5: should be used...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-18-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,816
Posted By dilanesp
This is a subject where my lack of expertise is...

This is a subject where my lack of expertise is extreme, so I don't want to say anything really definitive.

But I do at least wonder if the breeding industry's preferences with respect to...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-17-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,987
Posted By dilanesp
They are losing their jobs because 90 percent or...

They are losing their jobs because 90 percent or more of the bets on horse races are not made through tellers anymore, and because the racing calendar is centered around big special events and not...
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