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Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-28-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 295,391
Posted By hibiscus
Looks like NYRA panicked on this one. It’s...

Looks like NYRA panicked on this one. It’s understandable though. If a horse were to so much as throw a shoe they’d the have the Governor threatening again to “withhold” the casino subsidy.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-27-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,988
Posted By hibiscus
People, people, people. The purse for the race in...

People, people, people. The purse for the race in question was $14,000 which is less than double the $8,000 claiming price. The additional $2,400 is Open Owner Awards which are bonuses paid by the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-26-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,988
Posted By hibiscus
Because Cuomo has clearly stated that he had...

Because Cuomo has clearly stated that he had disdain for the“bluebloods” of horseracing. You know…allthose bluebloods that run their horses on the Aqueduct inner all winter long.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-25-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,988
Posted By hibiscus
What that means is "We duped NYRA into deeding...

What that means is "We duped NYRA into deeding the land to us in exchange for a 25-year deal to run racing. So as to avoid a lawsuit we'll keep NYRA as a the franchise-holder. But now that we've...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-24-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,988
Posted By hibiscus
Since the newly constituted NYRA board is going...

Since the newly constituted NYRA board is going to consist of a majority of State appointees and the Chairman is going to be specifically appointed by Cuomo who then would object to much less file a...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-28-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By hibiscus
The NYRA track photographer is Adam Coglianese. ...

The NYRA track photographer is Adam Coglianese. (718) 659-2292

He'll sell you a copy for about $20.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-17-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,636
Posted By hibiscus
Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t they state...

Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t they state publicly twice now that they don’t have the funds to stay open after April 11 and again after April 18? If they don’t have the funds how can they now...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-17-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By hibiscus
Try here: ...

Try here:

http://kdl.kyvl.org/drf/drf-select.php?year=1970
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-16-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,694
Posted By hibiscus
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-14-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,688
Posted By hibiscus
I just read it too quickly. As I said, my bad. ...

I just read it too quickly. As I said, my bad. :blush: I'm lightened.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-14-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,571
Views: 152,020
Posted By hibiscus
It’s difficult to imagine that the vast bulk of...

It’s difficult to imagine that the vast bulk of the wagering dollar won’t find its way into the pari-mutuel system through some other channel. Most likely a channel that has a more intelligent...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-14-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,688
Posted By hibiscus
After reading it a second time I can see that...

After reading it a second time I can see that you're probably right.

My bad!

I guess after locking horns with Moyers Pond so many times I get used to the nonsense. :D
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-14-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,688
Posted By hibiscus
If you walk down the ramp into the paddock or if...

If you walk down the ramp into the paddock or if you’re a fan standing outside the paddock looking in at the horses then the statue is directly in front of you running from left to right which is the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-12-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,688
Posted By hibiscus
Good stuff. Let's see how long it takes the...

Good stuff.

Let's see how long it takes the NYRA bashers to come out of the woodwork and have some kind of problem with this.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-11-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,203
Posted By hibiscus
How much are you paying in 6% graft that OTB...

How much are you paying in 6% graft that OTB takes on your winning bets? Bet it’s more than $55 per week if you play daily.



If you’re looking for convenience there’s nothing more convenient...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-11-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,357
Posted By hibiscus
Loss of jobs is never fun for anyone but keeping...

Loss of jobs is never fun for anyone but keeping people employed in useless jobs that contribute nothing is not a solution. Why not just pay them to count paper clips somewhere?



Instead OTB...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-11-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,203
Posted By hibiscus
If You’re Not a Part of the Solution then You’re Part of the Problem

When you ask, “Does anyone know anything about the Putnam OTBs…” you don’t say why you’re asking.



If you’re asking the question because you’re a regular at NYC OTB and you’re anticipating a...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-02-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,982
Posted By hibiscus
It never ceases to amaze me how, with unbreaking...

It never ceases to amaze me how, with unbreaking consistency, in our industry whenever there is a decision to be made, the decision makers continue to make the bone-headed wrong choice.



In...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-31-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1,571
Views: 152,020
Posted By hibiscus
:lol: "It is better to keep your mouth...

:lol:

"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." -Twain
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-29-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,571
Views: 152,020
Posted By hibiscus
I don’t know…maybe it’s just me…but everywhere...

I don’t know…maybe it’s just me…but everywhere else in the world, if there was a leak and the plumber was billing for two years, it’s a fairly good bet that the leak would be fixed by then.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-28-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,575
Posted By hibiscus
I’m not so sure it’s the taxpayers that pay the...

I’m not so sure it’s the taxpayers that pay the salaries. OTB shows a loss but that loss is manifested in large payables to NYRA, the New York owners and breeders and other creditors. New York state...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-28-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,575
Posted By hibiscus
These employees are all individuals that work for...

These employees are all individuals that work for an organization that creates nothing, produces nothing, and contributes nothing. While I’m sure most are good, honest, hard working people, that in...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-27-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,575
Posted By hibiscus
You are 100% correct. Losing NYC OTB will be...

You are 100% correct. Losing NYC OTB will be addition by subtraction for New York racing.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-19-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,190
Posted By hibiscus
Steve trains for me. Steph used to but not...

Steve trains for me. Steph used to but not anymore. I have no direct knowledge but I’ll take a guess here.


The horse in the first is a $5,000 claimer and was running for a $15,000 purse. The...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-11-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By hibiscus
How long will it be until we see a post from...

How long will it be until we see a post from Moyers Pond claiming that it was NYRA on the grassy knoll in Dallas?
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