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Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-27-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By alhattab
R2 at CD 11/27 #3 World of Wonder’s last race on...

R2 at CD 11/27 #3 World of Wonder’s last race on 11/12 is listed in the drf pps as “CC Tiara 167k”
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-19-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,955
Posted By alhattab
Interesting to me- as a layperson- why PASPA...

Interesting to me- as a layperson- why PASPA wouldn’t survive under similar logic.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-19-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,955
Posted By alhattab
dilanesp- thanks for your detailed explanation of...

dilanesp- thanks for your detailed explanation of the ruling. I saw TDN refer to the ruling as “shocking” and when I read that, I wondered how conceptually different HISA is from PASPA. Would the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-14-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,346
Posted By alhattab
What do you make of this statement from the...

What do you make of this statement from the assistant DA (see Paulick Report): the plea reduction was “appropriate” because of “some difficulties that may arise at trial in terms of witness...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-16-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,732
Posted By alhattab
Stabile plays the- I think the term is "straight...

Stabile plays the- I think the term is "straight man"- role very well. Maybe natural, maybe deliberate but it doesn't matter. It works for me. To me he's Barney Rubble to TLG's Fred Flintstone.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-16-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
Posted By alhattab
They are so few and far between these days on the...

They are so few and far between these days on the bigger circuits. I was at Monmouth on Sept 18 and Kathleen O'Connell won with this 6yo mare Free to Fly. Her record is 54-21-6-10. Even more amazing,...
Forum: Off Topic - General 09-09-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,773
Posted By alhattab
And that she made Royal Ascot every year since ...

And that she made Royal Ascot every year since
1946 up until this year! (Per FanDuel TV)
Forum: Off Topic - General 09-08-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,773
Posted By alhattab
I didn’t know she was into harness racing

I didn’t know she was into harness racing
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-07-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,523
Posted By alhattab
One topic I do vaguely recall is the notion of 2...

One topic I do vaguely recall is the notion of 2 structures. One for the cooler months and one for the warmer months. I also recall some speculation that the training track would serve as the racing...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-07-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,792
Posted By alhattab
Snap Decision is nominated! He'll choose between...

Snap Decision is nominated! He'll choose between this or the Lonesome Glory at Aqueduct! So is-fittingly, based on his style- Tribhuvan. I suppose Snap is nominated only if the Lonesome Glory...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-07-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,523
Posted By alhattab
Also Club Med has both 6F and 1 1/4 mile chutes...

Also Club Med has both 6F and 1 1/4 mile chutes like Monmouth has. The t’bred horsemen still have rights to fall dates there, but haven’t opted to use them save for the short turf only meet. Costs...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-07-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,523
Posted By alhattab
The Belmont grandstand faces north. From recall...

The Belmont grandstand faces north. From recall reading racing pubs, I believe this created an issue (or is presumed to create an issue) with the track consistency in fall/winter because the current...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-06-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 82,171
Posted By alhattab
Not to mention the legacy they are capable of...

Not to mention the legacy they are capable of leaving behind, like any announcer can in the big moments. I certainly appreciate many of the calls when I watch these old races on YouTube.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-06-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,875
Posted By alhattab
I thought the correlation of increasing handle...

I thought the correlation of increasing handle with the increased TV exposure was very interesting. Overall handle was $570m in 2014, $880 2022. Not in the piece but FYI 2020 and 2019 were both a...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-04-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 82,171
Posted By alhattab
Wouldn’t surprise me if Monmouth hired Griffin....

Wouldn’t surprise me if Monmouth hired Griffin. He calls Monmouth before Mirahmadi arrives from California and would seem to be perfect fit calendar wise
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-01-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,740
Posted By alhattab
Scott- Clancy wrote his usual “I will miss/won’t...

Scott- Clancy wrote his usual “I will miss/won’t miss” column a little earlier this year. He had a barn fire on his property and had to return home for a few weeks before making it back for the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-27-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,929
Posted By alhattab
It’s in...

It’s in http://www.paceadvantage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=171889 thread, which degenerated into a shit eating contest, sort of like this one!
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-23-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By alhattab
I cashed because of the DQ. Thought it was...

I cashed because of the DQ. Thought it was questionable. Jock on 7 took the horse up. I was with a few other guys who thought it was legit.

Side note regarding that race:
...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-09-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By alhattab
I was there in 1994 for the Chula Vista Handicap...

I was there in 1994 for the Chula Vista Handicap (now the Clement L Hirsch), which featured Paseana and Exchange at 1/5. Almost 27,000. Felt like we were packed in like sardines, and the infield was...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-07-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,452
Views: 456,172
Posted By alhattab
High temp: 84 (Fahrenheit). Heat warnings up in...

High temp: 84 (Fahrenheit). Heat warnings up in the GTA
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-31-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,907
Posted By alhattab
[quote=Suff;2820702]Two deals closed this month...

[quote=Suff;2820702]Two deals closed this month around Gulfstream.

$26 million for 1.5 acres across the street from the BIG EASY casino. The big easy is a mile north of Gulfstream on federal...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-30-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By alhattab
Been doing ok lately. Caught the early pick 4...

Been doing ok lately. Caught the early pick 4 Wednesday which paid pretty good, and just missed Thu early pick 5 (had the 3 in race 2). Before then was just ok. Some luck involved when the 4/5 FTS...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 07-28-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,333
Posted By alhattab
More info...

More info https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/Fixed_odds_hit_stride_in_New_Jersey_rest_of_U_S_is_next_123
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 07-28-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,333
Posted By alhattab
Me too. $50 bonus. Made a few plays today...

Me too. $50 bonus. Made a few plays today including a 3 horse parlay in races 6-8, and then made 3 separate double/parlay plays with the same horses: R6/7, R7/8, and R6/8!
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-26-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,598
Posted By alhattab
That is great- at that age like a dream job. ...

That is great- at that age like a dream job.

My 17yo son (not into horses) started working at Monmouth this summer. HMS used to be there, too (and at Freehold). Famous for the Manhattan Clam...
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