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Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-15-2019, 01:05 AM
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Posted By mountainman
Great post. And gullible fans still buy into the...

Great post. And gullible fans still buy into the "one bad step" myth. And neither Ruffian nor Go for Wand (etc..etc) ever evidenced ANY soundness issues before their respective tragedies. Uh huh.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-14-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,643
Posted By mountainman
My take isn't hot or dramatic: The breakdowns are...

My take isn't hot or dramatic: The breakdowns are largely an anomaly that points out how many unsound and sore horses compete at even "elite" tracks.


I wonder how many casual bettors actually...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-14-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,643
Posted By mountainman
PLEASE!!! No carpet fiber and superball bits...I...

PLEASE!!! No carpet fiber and superball bits...I am begging.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-14-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,643
Posted By mountainman
This.

This.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 03-11-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,773
Posted By mountainman
Back in 1990, or so, I BEGGED mnr management to...

Back in 1990, or so, I BEGGED mnr management to begin flagging and notating in our program any change of trainers. I even presented them with documentation of numerous form reversals. But since it...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-05-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,585
Posted By mountainman
I am hoarse from BEGGING viewers to resist this...

I am hoarse from BEGGING viewers to resist this manipulation and not knee-jerk too soon to the second likeliest winner.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-05-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,077
Posted By mountainman
Comradery amongst losers....commitments to the...

Comradery amongst losers....commitments to the lesser jocks who get their horses out in the morning...an arrogant desire to be benefactor and mentor to young, or low-ranked riders...resentment toward...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-05-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,077
Posted By mountainman
hope all is well, pal.

hope all is well, pal.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-05-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,077
Posted By mountainman
Tx, dude. And congrats on some fine handicapping....

Tx, dude. And congrats on some fine handicapping.

Kudos, btw, to J Rodriguez for wiring the 2nd despite the left rein snapping early. Unreal guts and balance.

Kudos also to steward Lori Dinoto,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-04-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,629
Posted By mountainman
Good post, Wayne. I have written and said many...

Good post, Wayne. I have written and said many times: A huge problem with racing nowadays is that nobody with a live horse willingly risks a loss. And you can't coronate winners without quality...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-26-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,077
Posted By mountainman
The anti-rail trend continued, but could not be...

The anti-rail trend continued, but could not be characterized as a "wider the better" bias. Nor was speed angled a bit out from the rail compromised in the slightest.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-26-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,156
Posted By mountainman
No. While I destroyed Mahoning in 2016 and 2017,...

No. While I destroyed Mahoning in 2016 and 2017, treating it like my personal ATM, they pounded me last season. This season, I've wagered more judiciously, cut my units, searched harder for value,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-25-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,077
Posted By mountainman
Racing will proceed.

Racing will proceed.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-25-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,077
Posted By mountainman
Clods. Not much cushion. Cancellation now...

Clods. Not much cushion. Cancellation now speculated.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-25-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,077
Posted By mountainman
Track closed to training. Some conjecture about...

Track closed to training. Some conjecture about potential rail-bias. Which would be a reversal of recent trend.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-22-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By mountainman
And to think, I was actually skeptical of...

And to think, I was actually skeptical of reputation points......
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-22-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,077
Posted By mountainman
When the footing is dry and the weather is cold...

When the footing is dry and the weather is cold there, the grain usually changes late in the day. Never get married to an apparent bias, guys. Identify and ride emergent trends, but stay loose and...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-22-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,727
Posted By mountainman
Apologies, sir. But I have NO idea what you're...

Apologies, sir. But I have NO idea what you're attempting to say.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-20-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,077
Posted By mountainman
Word now is that racing WILL proceed.

Word now is that racing WILL proceed.
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 02-20-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By mountainman
Slam dunk STUPIDITY

I couldn't care less about watching LeBron cavort in an actual game with players he is desperate to recruit for the Lakers. But I do enjoy the traditional 3-point shoot and slam dunk contest.

And...
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 02-20-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,680
Posted By mountainman
The guy's brief success was a fluke. He can't...

The guy's brief success was a fluke. He can't play. Sadly, should he get a chance and tank, his extended absence will be used as excuse-and he will then be likened to Ali.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-20-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,077
Posted By mountainman
Today's card in doubt. Track conditions. Horsemen...

Today's card in doubt. Track conditions. Horsemen meeting as I type this.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-20-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,727
Posted By mountainman
We have fielded complaints at mountaineer about...

We have fielded complaints at mountaineer about certain races and conditions being written only for males. We do this only when we can't FILL a similar spot for females. Practicality prevails.
...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-20-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By mountainman
At mnr, I've seen huge days actually backfire on...

At mnr, I've seen huge days actually backfire on jocks. The top riders clear considerably more money than the vast majority of trainers, which I suspect sparks resentment from horsemen. And in a...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-14-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By mountainman
Generally, the print guys are pacing the floor...

Generally, the print guys are pacing the floor and cajoling the office for the program 5 min after scratch time. So once the final version, which can be built and completed as quickly as 30 min...
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