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Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-23-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,696
Posted By mountainman
Sometimes cancelled races scatter to the four...

Sometimes cancelled races scatter to the four winds, others remain intact and repeatable. Some aren't brought back because they would conflict with book races. Entry schedules, alternative spots for...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-16-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,696
Posted By mountainman
Sadly, true. When we cancelled Wednesday's...

Sadly, true. When we cancelled Wednesday's program, it not only gave us an infusion of entries that morning, but afforded me some extras that we stand a good chance of filling for upcoming cards.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-11-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,141
Posted By mountainman
Good post. Since speed is the "universal bias," I...

Good post. Since speed is the "universal bias," I constantly remind myself that melt-downs mean chaos. Thus by definition, it can be unwise to simply settle for the most obvious closer. In the long...
Forum: Off Topic - General 06-11-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,055
Posted By mountainman
Watched half of that a few months back. Just...

Watched half of that a few months back. Just creeped me out.
Forum: Off Topic - General 06-10-2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,055
Posted By mountainman
Check him out with Glen Ford in The Fastest Gun...

Check him out with Glen Ford in The Fastest Gun Alive.
Forum: Off Topic - General 06-10-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,055
Posted By mountainman
Watched a western the other night with Broderick...

Watched a western the other night with Broderick Crawford bellowing about those "crazy red devils." Spit spraying, gut protruding, barely intelligible, clearly longing for a Lucky....
Forum: Off Topic - General 06-10-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,057
Posted By mountainman
Johnny Depp. Hands down.

Johnny Depp. Hands down.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-07-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By mountainman
I'm sure. But PETA should pay him for that mantra.

I'm sure. But PETA should pay him for that mantra.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-07-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By mountainman
"Animal wagering." What a chilling term in all...

"Animal wagering." What a chilling term in all of its implications. That one goes for our jugular with a dull serrated blade.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-02-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By mountainman
Was glad to see your opinion on the no-call....

Was glad to see your opinion on the no-call. Reassures me that the incident was worthy of the extent to which I addressed it on the air.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-02-2022, 02:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By mountainman
Now...Jurado's failure to claim foul just might...

Now...Jurado's failure to claim foul just might BE the worst decision ever...LOL..
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-02-2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By mountainman
Please excuse bad spellings and typos. Can't find...

Please excuse bad spellings and typos. Can't find readers..should not post with phone..
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-02-2022, 02:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By mountainman
No point in word semantics when agree it was a...

No point in word semantics when agree it was a bad call. How bad is bad? Very bad according to about a dozen of the irate texts i started recieving the instant the race went official.

Some...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-01-2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By mountainman
I did not like the no-call, and was clear enough...

I did not like the no-call, and was clear enough about that on the show. Also, I DO think had Jurado lodged foul, the number would have come down. Stewards are human, and lacking protest from the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-01-2022, 09:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By mountainman
Will weigh in later. Made my opinion pretty clear...

Will weigh in later. Made my opinion pretty clear on air.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-31-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,285
Posted By mountainman
Initially, federal oversight will mandate only...

Initially, federal oversight will mandate only that complete vet and training records on a claimed horses be turned over to the new connections along with the animal.

A comprehensive data-base,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-26-2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,326
Posted By mountainman
In theory, you are not incorrect. The notion that...

In theory, you are not incorrect. The notion that turning a half in 52..53..or whatEVER somehow certifies readiness and ability to compete has always been a complete farce. The real reason horses on...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-26-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,326
Posted By mountainman
I made a point last night of consulting two state...

I made a point last night of consulting two state vets and two stewards, and each concurred that a workout longer than a mandated 4 furlongs would (and indeed HAS} sufficed under their respective...
Forum: Off Topic - General 05-25-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By mountainman
Much appreciated, dude. But, sadly enough, well...

Much appreciated, dude. But, sadly enough, well beyond my capabilities.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-25-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,326
Posted By mountainman
Racing rules can be vague. Many lend themselves...

Racing rules can be vague. Many lend themselves to different interpretations. I could expound on this all day-and give examples.

Again, I have worked for 32 years as a racing official, have...
Forum: Off Topic - General 05-25-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By mountainman
Tx, guys, for all the good advice. Tile it is. ...

Tx, guys, for all the good advice. Tile it is.

Just be prepared to send food..lol. My wife and I have vowed to fund this entire project with cash-what good, after all, to construct a comfortable...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-25-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,285
Posted By mountainman
Good post.

Good post.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-25-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,326
Posted By mountainman
Was no doubt ill advised to "extrapolate" the...

Was no doubt ill advised to "extrapolate" the half-split. At that point it becomes work of fiction. Somebody higher should have signed off on the actual 5/8 work.

Sometimes common sense must...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-25-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,285
Posted By mountainman
Opinion varies. But, to be blunt, the bulk of...

Opinion varies. But, to be blunt, the bulk of resistance has been about $$$.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-25-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,285
Posted By mountainman
Many tracks are balking at the expenses federal...

Many tracks are balking at the expenses federal oversight will impose on them and their horsemen. The whole thing has been poorly planned and remains an unwieldy work in progress.

Some racetrack...
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