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Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-26-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,873
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
This wasn't what was asked, but if we're talking...

This wasn't what was asked, but if we're talking North American racing and not just American racing, I foresee Woodbine being a strong player in the market. And I think that Canterbury will still be...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-26-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,486
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
Just read about this incident today. Two...

Just read about this incident today. Two thoughts: 1. if I owned the horse that the assistant starter hit, I would not have taken it well, and probably would have done or said something that would...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 05-26-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
My Preakness Day record is almost unblemished; I...

My Preakness Day record is almost unblemished; I only got sucked into the hoopla once, when I was much younger and knew less. The one time I went it was like having a bad acid trip and migraine...
Forum: Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) 05-26-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
Did anyone ever figure out how many PA residents...

Did anyone ever figure out how many PA residents live within 35 miles of a racetrack? It has got to be a large percentage of the total population of the state. IMO this is a horribly crafted rule,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-01-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
Thanks Russ, I thought so. Everytime I see...

Thanks Russ, I thought so. Everytime I see Thistledown racing, I see advertisements for the JACK casino about every 30 seconds. Maybe this is a subliminal message to the few remaining fans of TDN...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-01-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,266
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
And when Cordero retired, they switched their...

And when Cordero retired, they switched their tack to Jerry Bailey. The nickname was "the human anchor".
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-30-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
racing in the bush

Watched the first race of the season at Thistledown. #8 horse ran but was shown on the tote board as a scratch. (could have been running for purse money only but I never had an announcement of...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-25-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
I don't care how many years it has been since he...

I don't care how many years it has been since he called a race; he's got to be better than that corpse he's replacing.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 04-24-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,695
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
Look at the figures of the horses who have run -...

Look at the figures of the horses who have run - If none of them have run within two lengths of the par figure for the final speed par of the class of today's race, then the race is more vulnerable...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-10-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
I remember it, and seem to recall that the other...

I remember it, and seem to recall that the other jockeys in the race were interviewed and none of them saw him or his horse during the running. He did come back and ride after the "10 year...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-03-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
I think that most of the horses I bet yesterday...

I think that most of the horses I bet yesterday got stalled, or thought they were still in their stalls.
Forum: Off Topic - General 04-03-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
Tom, that kind of happened.....Dan Borislow, the...

Tom, that kind of happened.....Dan Borislow, the guy who hit the first huge Rainbow 6 jackpot, died from a heart attack three weeks later.
Forum: Off Topic - General 04-02-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
Damn, what a shame....I thought it had a chance...

Damn, what a shame....I thought it had a chance of hitting the Rainbow Six....
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-02-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
Suffolk has had more endings than the last of the...

Suffolk has had more endings than the last of the Hobbit trilogy films, but is still a few short of Atlantic City Race Track.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-29-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 44,164
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
OK, Thask, touche. Here's my take; a Belmont...

OK, Thask, touche. Here's my take; a Belmont Stakes that runs in 2:31:57 didn't deserve a better call:)
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-29-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
Dave, what integrity? Racing hasn't learned its...

Dave, what integrity? Racing hasn't learned its lesson in 4 decades; this same gripe about first time gelding is the same as the one bettors had about first time lasix in the late 70's. Things have...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-29-2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 44,164
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
That's true. Familiarity, like overexposure, can...

That's true. Familiarity, like overexposure, can breed contempt. It's partly the whole package at today's Los Al that is annoying, not just the announcer. The endless parade of 5 horse fields and...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-26-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 44,164
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
IMO, Ed Burgart,the Los Alamitos QH guy, is the...

IMO, Ed Burgart,the Los Alamitos QH guy, is the worst announcer in American racing. Not only is his voice artficially low, it is a droning monotone that might break safety glass. In addition, he is...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 03-15-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,085
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
Selling dreams to the gullible.....sounds a lot...

Selling dreams to the gullible.....sounds a lot like the two party political system, except the parties are only selling them during the campaigns. The rest of the time they're selling revenge.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 03-10-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,761
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
I think the professor gave a very good answer to...

I think the professor gave a very good answer to the initial question. There is only comment...... usually the proportionate adjustment to pace will work well, but when there are strong winds that...
Forum: Off Topic - General 03-04-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
Too bad the show name Ballers was already taken...

Too bad the show name Ballers was already taken by HBO.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-04-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
Actually, I kept looking and found a good...

Actually, I kept looking and found a good site.....try https://www.ownerview.com/race-tracks/purses and just click on the track name, at the bottom of the track info page the track circumference is...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-04-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
I could not find such a website, but here is how...

I could not find such a website, but here is how to get the dimensions.....
type the track name into the search box in https://www.daftlogic.com/sandbox-google-maps-find-altitude.htm, and in the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-04-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 39,842
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
I think racing knows who the customer is, but...

I think racing knows who the customer is, but they don't care. The CW seems to be 'there's a sucker born every minute' and if we lose some of the suckers others will eventually appear in their...
Forum: Off Topic - General 03-02-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Elliott Sidewater
Got about 5" of snow in Southeastern PA. It has...

Got about 5" of snow in Southeastern PA. It has stopped but the wind is still fierce.
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