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Forum: General Racing Discussion Today, 01:29 PM
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Posted By dilanesp
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Forum: General Racing Discussion Today, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 641
Posted By dilanesp
They can definitely disqualify the horse....

They can definitely disqualify the horse. Baffert's lawyer will challenge it if they do, and he will lose.

This is a PR operation by Baffert.
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 641
Posted By dilanesp
Now that this is over, can we get on with DQ'ing...

Now that this is over, can we get on with DQ'ing Medina Spirit?
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 06:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,155
Posted By dilanesp
Irad Ortiz knocks a rider off a horse

Hopefully this draws a severe suspension.

https://twitter.com/TracksideMikeN/status/1466884622441197570
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,494
Posted By dilanesp
It's kind of amazing, when you think of it, that...

It's kind of amazing, when you think of it, that racetracks in 2021 have problems implementing technologies that were perfected in the 1930's and 1940's (they literally had fully automatic timing at...
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By dilanesp
The Brandt BBQ Beef sandwiches are actually quite...

The Brandt BBQ Beef sandwiches are actually quite good. And while I'm not much on alcoholic beverages, I am reliably informed that the cocktails are excellent.

But I do concede it's kind of hit...
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By dilanesp
Hey, it costs 11 bucks for a corned beef sandwich...

Hey, it costs 11 bucks for a corned beef sandwich at Del Mar. Probably isn't any better than Oaklawn's either.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-02-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,494
Posted By dilanesp
I know how the CHRB came to do what it did,...

I know how the CHRB came to do what it did, because I had the same reaction the stewards did watching it live. And the result was correct under the rules (though the rules should be changed on the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-02-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,494
Posted By dilanesp
NYRA: (1) not having a good backup system, (2)...

NYRA: (1) not having a good backup system, (2) declaring a dead heat with little explanation, and (3) not producing and providing an analysis of the video recording that they supposedly used to...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-02-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,494
Posted By dilanesp
I actually thought of that. Hopefully NYRA has a...

I actually thought of that. Hopefully NYRA has a good photo finish REVIEWER too. :)
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-02-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,494
Posted By dilanesp
That isn't the only definition. It also means...

That isn't the only definition. It also means silly behavior or mischief.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-02-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,494
Posted By dilanesp
Screwing up on the photo is not shenanigans. But...

Screwing up on the photo is not shenanigans. But everything else about this episode certainly qualifies as shenanigans. There's a way to deal with this situation, and it isn't the way NYRA did it..
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-02-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,494
Posted By dilanesp
It really does. "Posting the photo", which racing...

It really does. "Posting the photo", which racing has done for over 80 years (it used to be they physically posted hard copies of the photo throughout the grandstand) is a crucial transparency issue....
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-02-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,494
Posted By dilanesp
photo finish shenanigans at NYRA

https://mobile.twitter.com/DRFGrening/status/1466505498493177863
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-01-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By dilanesp
Johnny V coming to Santa Anita fulltime

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hall-fame-jockey-john-velazquez-230457923.html
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-30-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By dilanesp
Is anyone available who will buy my losing...

Is anyone available who will buy my losing tickets? I seem to have more of those.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-30-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By dilanesp
That's "Frahn-ken-steen". (Or in John Lies'...

That's "Frahn-ken-steen".

(Or in John Lies' case, "lees".)
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-27-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By dilanesp
If it was just a tailwind on the back stretch,...

If it was just a tailwind on the back stretch, how come they came home so fast into the headwind?
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-26-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By dilanesp
fractions in yesterday's 3rd at Del Mar

This was a 7 furlong claiming race.

21.09, 42.79, 1:07.46, 1:20.66

Are these right? I have been going to the races in Southern California for decades and I have never seen a 42 3/5 half mile in...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-23-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,014
Posted By dilanesp
I once listened to my mother as we drove home...

I once listened to my mother as we drove home from Santa Anita retroactively extolling the merits of Arcangues.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-21-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,416
Posted By dilanesp
Once Smith put the horse in the right place, he...

Once Smith put the horse in the right place, he could be a passenger. That's what sometimes happens when a rider nails the pace scenario.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-20-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,606
Posted By dilanesp
Sometimes, it's the only chance to try to win the...

Sometimes, it's the only chance to try to win the race. Especially if the favorite figures to get an easy pace- you either go out there and burn him up or you finish 2nd, 6 lengths back.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-20-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,416
Posted By dilanesp
Mike Smith on Kristi's Tiger in the 7th at Del...

Mike Smith on Kristi's Tiger in the 7th at Del Mar on November 19.

He just let 6 horses go out on the pace and tire themselves out, then made the balcony move at the perfect time and blew by them...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-20-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By dilanesp
Fewer viewers, though, which has downstream...

Fewer viewers, though, which has downstream effects on sports' popularity. And it's unclear whether the paid streaming model can really work for minor sports.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-20-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By dilanesp
LOL!

LOL!
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