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Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 06-24-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 964
Posted By MJC922
It can be a very long day if not done right....

It can be a very long day if not done right. Finding a free bench to sit on last year wasn't easy for myself and my sons. Once you get way down there at the top of the stretch the grandstand has some...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-21-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By MJC922
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-19-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By MJC922
Exciting stretch battle. I didn't bet on the race...

Exciting stretch battle. I didn't bet on the race but I was rooting for Mind Control to pull another battle back like the Parx mile. As for betting, 2-1 left zero room for error so I wouldn't have...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 06-16-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By MJC922
exhibit A

Nice pic. Campo came to mind then Google took me here, quite the read...
https://www.si.com/horse-racing/2021/04/27/pleasant-colony-and-the-crown-of-thorns-daily-cover

RIP Janice.

Side note,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-29-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By MJC922
Couldn't agree more, I remember the ride left...

Couldn't agree more, I remember the ride left such a strong impression on me at the time, the way he positioned the horse early was uncanny, probing through the field, subtly gliding past two...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-29-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By MJC922
Sorry to hear this. I read one of the books...

Sorry to hear this. I read one of the books written about him after the Royal Academy win. Exceptional.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 04-10-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,449
Posted By MJC922
Good morning Class, I haven't noticed drift being...

Good morning Class, I haven't noticed drift being an issue with this process. My understanding is drift comes from speed figure makers who are projecting too much improvement or not enough...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-15-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,656
Posted By MJC922
1- gamblers as a group have many more options...

1- gamblers as a group have many more options now.

2- the maybe I'll get lucky today crowd, the test your luck today crowd has largely moved their action to casino gaming. Makes sense to me. I...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-19-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By MJC922
Don't give them any ideas. I'll never forget the...

Don't give them any ideas. I'll never forget the time I was headed to Disney in Orlando with the wife and kids, we were driving down from NY that time and about halfway there at a rest area I...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 02-03-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,644
Posted By MJC922
Thanks for the update. Maybe he was able to put...

Thanks for the update. Maybe he was able to put some of that money away before things turned. Wishing him the best of luck picking up the pieces after that experience.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 02-02-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,644
Posted By MJC922
The article is quite old now and I recall reading...

The article is quite old now and I recall reading it years ago. One thing I wonder about is how is this guy doing these days? Is he still doing it, is he even alive? It's a hell of a pace to maintain...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-30-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,094
Posted By MJC922
Excited to hear the leader is from Webster. Tom...

Excited to hear the leader is from Webster. Tom do you know this guy?
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-24-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,853
Posted By MJC922
We don't have enough handicappers remaining with...

We don't have enough handicappers remaining with the passion for the game that you clearly have. Be well!
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-07-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,449
Posted By MJC922
Correct, similar principles are at work.

Correct, similar principles are at work.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-07-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,449
Posted By MJC922
Thanks RR, best to you sir in the new year as...

Thanks RR, best to you sir in the new year as well.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-07-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,449
Posted By MJC922
Yes I do that, well not me but the computer does...

Yes I do that, well not me but the computer does that several hundred times per night actually. It's what I mean about iteration hundreds of times, the figure may have started out as a 15 but by the...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-05-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,449
Posted By MJC922
Thank you sir, I appreciated the encouragement...

Thank you sir, I appreciated the encouragement when I implemented that last enhancement for firsters. It needed to be done (for years at that point) and I wasn't sure about diving into the code...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-04-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,449
Posted By MJC922
I think it's getting a bit into the weeds....

I think it's getting a bit into the weeds. Numbers are one tool in the handicappers toolbox. These (on-target) do have very good accuracy but with that being said the number as it currently stands is...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-04-2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,449
Posted By MJC922
For a simple test of accuracy between different...

For a simple test of accuracy between different sets of figures I would suggest 1500 races would be enough, using a straightforward metric of best figure last race. The chance that less accurate...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-03-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,449
Posted By MJC922
Correct. I suspect there are probably more than a...

Correct. I suspect there are probably more than a few scoffers who doubt that numbers can be as accurate as they are with so few inputs. Best thing to do is look at the samples from the previous...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-03-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,449
Posted By MJC922
Horse against horse using an iterative process....

Horse against horse using an iterative process. Lengths, distance, surface, weight. The computer estimates the quality of the effort based upon the finish, that's 99% of what's being used in a...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-03-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,449
Posted By MJC922
Yes

Yes
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 12-31-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,449
Posted By MJC922
I see the poster asked about equibase's figures...

I see the poster asked about equibase's figures before (not On-Target). Just to clarify, I have zero to do with equibase speed figures or trackmaster speed figures for that matter and the reverse is...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 12-31-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,449
Posted By MJC922
Wow thank you sir for mentioning this. You made...

Wow thank you sir for mentioning this. You made my day. :) I don't mention the product out here much if at all but I do certainly appreciate every single subscriber over the years. It means a lot...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 12-31-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,449
Posted By MJC922
Good morning. On-Target Performance Ratings use...

Good morning. On-Target Performance Ratings use a tighter scale (sheets-style scale) where a point in the rating would equate to approximately 2 lengths, but that would also vary by distance, i.e....
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