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Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,665
Posted By classhandicapper
What I'm suggesting (and could easily be...

What I'm suggesting (and could easily be misunderstanding) is that since they were the ones creating all the late odds changes to begin with, there's not necessarily a huge difference to them if they...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-28-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,665
Posted By classhandicapper
This is a question. Just to clarify, they...

This is a question.

Just to clarify, they are still allowed to participate in the WIN pool, just with a cutoff time? Correct?

If that's the case, I'm not sure why they would totally stop...
Forum: Off Topic - General 11-28-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 479
Posted By classhandicapper
Because Canada is right on the US border and I...

Because Canada is right on the US border and I never thought I'd see a scumbag fraud like him in power in a country like Canada. The totalitarian leaning leaders aligned with the WEF are gaining...
Forum: Off Topic - General 11-28-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 13,366
Posted By classhandicapper
You think a vaccination using just the spike...

You think a vaccination using just the spike protein portion of a quickly extinct virus did a better job of providing immunity to people than catching the latest version and building up antibodies to...
Forum: Off Topic - General 11-28-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By classhandicapper
Yellowstone is great. That's a tough comp for any...

Yellowstone is great. That's a tough comp for any show.

1883 is also a good show.

1932 is coming up soon.

There's also one called 6666 about the Texas cowboys supposedly in the works.
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Forum: Off Topic - General 11-28-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 13,366
Posted By classhandicapper
I'd like to see the comparison between vaxed and...

I'd like to see the comparison between vaxed and boosted vs. unvaxed but recovered from Covid.

I'd be willing to bet anything that unvaxed that have already had Covid have better resistance to...
Forum: Off Topic - General 11-28-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 479
Posted By classhandicapper
TURDeau has more in common with some of the worst...

TURDeau has more in common with some of the worst powerful totalitarian sociopaths on earth than he does with people that value democracy and freedom. He's aligned with guys like Klaus Schwab, Bill...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-27-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By classhandicapper
The also rans in the race aren’t running very...

The also rans in the race aren’t running very fast but a number of them that got totally buried in that field have run faster or at least run back to their best form afterwards. There have been 4...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-26-2022, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By classhandicapper
Loggins

Loggins the 2 year old Ghostzapper colt trained by Brad Cox keeps looking better and better as horses come out of the Breeder’s Futurity. IMO he was best that day and it has been a productive race...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-26-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,128
Posted By classhandicapper
If you think of horses in terms of “how fast was...

If you think of horses in terms of “how fast was this horse in terms of pure speed?” and “how far could this horse run against top competition and still be effective?” you aren’t going to come up...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-26-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,128
Posted By classhandicapper
The fact that horses are still breaking records...

The fact that horses are still breaking records despite the fact that we know the tracks are deeper now is the argument Jerry Brown uses to make the case that horses are faster now than in the past....
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-25-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,128
Posted By classhandicapper
When Ruffian was running, I was just starting to...

When Ruffian was running, I was just starting to get serious about racing. I still have a lot of old DRFs from the 70s, but none with her in them. I think the Ragozin folks say she wasn’t as fast as...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-25-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,128
Posted By classhandicapper
Maybe someone could ask a track superintendent...

Maybe someone could ask a track superintendent that has been around a long time. From my memory, back in the 70s, NYRA used to post a chart with the track depth at various locations. I used to...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-24-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,855
Posted By classhandicapper
Wouldn’t it be ironic if this discussion lead to...

Wouldn’t it be ironic if this discussion lead to a tiny increase in the handle because people were tuning in just to listen to her and wound up making a few bets? :lol:

I can’t figure out why...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-21-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,042
Posted By classhandicapper
I didn't know Dave, but I did meet his father. At...

I didn't know Dave, but I did meet his father. At one time we were both regulars at the downtown OTB on Water St. It was called the "Select Club". His father was also a very knowledgeable...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-21-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,042
Posted By classhandicapper
I think we are at the stage where every major...

I think we are at the stage where every major factor has been covered in depth by multiple authors. That makes it tough to come up with new material.

One interesting area might be a book of...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-21-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,927
Posted By classhandicapper
I'm not so much complaining about grey areas that...

I'm not so much complaining about grey areas that come up as new information comes in or things change over time. Those can be addressed. I'm complaining about politics creeping into law way too...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-21-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,927
Posted By classhandicapper
I don't want to debate a lawyer on the law given...

I don't want to debate a lawyer on the law given my knowledge level is zero.

But intuitively (and possibly incorrectly) I think laws should be as precise as possible to avoid these issues. If...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-20-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,927
Posted By classhandicapper
I find it distressing that courts can’t even...

I find it distressing that courts can’t even agree on what a law means or says. You would think lawyers would be smart enough to leave no ambiguity so politics don’t enter the picture, but given my...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-18-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,618
Posted By classhandicapper
I don't know either of them, but no matter the...

I don't know either of them, but no matter the truth and what caused this, it's not a good look for anyone or the industry. Hopefully it just blows over and no one in the press covers it because no...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-17-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,467
Posted By classhandicapper
Here's an interesting one. Suppose I had a...

Here's an interesting one.

Suppose I had a spreadsheet with 5 factors calculated inside my database.

1. Class Rating
2. Speed Rating
3. Consistency rating
4. Running Style (0-5 with 0...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-17-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,855
Posted By classhandicapper
Maybe I underrate the importance of the track...

Maybe I underrate the importance of the track announcer to fans, but I certainly don't underrate how hard the job is. IMO it's a very tough job. I know I couldn't do it. She's a bit green, but...
Forum: Off Topic - General 11-16-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By classhandicapper
Biden, Trudeau and I heard Bill Gates and Klaus...

Biden, Trudeau and I heard Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab were there. Now if only God would have only used his advanced GPS to send an asteroid to that exact location we could have solved so many...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-15-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By classhandicapper
Setting aside "manipulation" being a word tracks...

Setting aside "manipulation" being a word tracks and players generally don't want to hear, I don't see why GP would care. Their handle got a boost and the pools are the pools. If those big bets...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-15-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,467
Posted By classhandicapper
By the way, I remembered how I used Solver...

By the way, I remembered how I used Solver previously.

For racing, I had run some regression testing on several factors. I still have those spreadsheets.

But there was a period I was betting...
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