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Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 05-09-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Remember Latka on the NYRA circuit in the '80s?

Remember Latka on the NYRA circuit in the '80s?
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 05-09-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,527
Posted By Thomas Roulston
But what about Joe and Mr. Jefferson? They...

But what about Joe and Mr. Jefferson?

They ran 1-2 in the Federico Tesio.
Forum: Off Topic - General 05-09-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 13,091
Posted By Thomas Roulston
To me at least, there are two SCOTUS decisions...

To me at least, there are two SCOTUS decisions from the 1970s that need to be overturned even more than Roe v. Wade: The 1976 Woodson v. North Carolina decision, which forbids making certain...
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 05-09-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By Thomas Roulston
A more lucrative "theory" of this sort is to bet...

A more lucrative "theory" of this sort is to bet against any team that got no-hit in their last game.

Earl Weaver trudged up some stat about how bad such teams did in their next game to justify...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-09-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By Thomas Roulston
I get trolled far worse every day - as a...

I get trolled far worse every day - as a Philadelphia Eagles fan who dares agree with less than 100% of every move that their penurious front office makes, or far more frequently, does not make.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,602
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Considering how delicate horses are now, if...

Considering how delicate horses are now, if you're an owner or trainer and your horse doesn't win the Derby, you might as well skip the Preakness - and if your horse stopped to a walk in the Derby,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Like most horseplayers, I have a "ritual" -...

Like most horseplayers, I have a "ritual" - which, among other things, entails getting to the track about 90 minutes before post time of the first race, watching the re-runs of the previous racing...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,494
Posted By Thomas Roulston
It's always sad when any track - thoroughbred or...

It's always sad when any track - thoroughbred or harness - gets shut down.

I remember when Roosevelt Raceway was shut down in 1988.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,316
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Could you imagine if the same rules existed at...

Could you imagine if the same rules existed at Green Mountain Racetrack in the 1970s?

Practically every trainer would have gotten suspended! :D
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 05-08-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Many tracks award a "star" to any horse that runs...

Many tracks award a "star" to any horse that runs in a race originally carded to be run on turf if the race is taken off the turf.

I say that such a "star" should be awarded to all horses that run...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Thomas Roulston
One of my first experiences with this sport was...

One of my first experiences with this sport was when my grandparents took me to Aqueduct in June and July of 1971. I was 12 years old at the time.

I can also vividly remember the racing show...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,208
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Well of course no one reads physical newspapers...

Well of course no one reads physical newspapers anymore (except the DRF).

Look at how expensive they are!
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,571
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Didn't the late Harvey Pack say, "Sometimes you...

Didn't the late Harvey Pack say, "Sometimes you have to break your own rules"?

And too bad he didn't live to see what happens in yesterday's Derby - since we all know what he would have said:
...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,366
Posted By Thomas Roulston
At least, so far as Venezuelan athletes go,...

At least, so far as Venezuelan athletes go, you're getting Jose Altuve out of our minds! :D
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,855
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Can't stand seeing racetracks getting torn down -...

Can't stand seeing racetracks getting torn down - and the politicians in Albany are using this trend as an excuse to cut funding for racing in New York State.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Why not?

Why not?
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Greg Wolf just said it - about yesterday's turf...

Greg Wolf just said it - about yesterday's turf course at Belmont:

"It wasn't yielding - it was actually heavy."
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Bring Back The Aqueduct Summer Meeting!

Who else can remember the Aqueduct summer meeting, which ran from about the Wednesday after the Belmont Stakes until racing moved upstate to Saratoga?

This meeting was last held in 1976 - and in...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Anything New and Exciting at Belmont?

The last time I was at Belmont was in 2014.

With both of my parents having died recently - my mother in October of 2020, my father in January of 2021 - I will be receiving a six-figure inheritance...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,456
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Weren't Brad Thomas and Marc Siegelaub actually...

Weren't Brad Thomas and Marc Siegelaub actually banned from the grounds of all three NYRA tracks?

And it had nothing to do with finish lines either.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,602
Posted By Thomas Roulston
While I know that, technically, the Dosage Index...

While I know that, technically, the Dosage Index does not apply in the Preakness, I'm still not comfortable betting on any horse with a Dosage of 8.60 at 1 3/16 miles - let alone a filly facing the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,309
Posted By Thomas Roulston
When the Breeders' Cup was held at Woodbine in...

When the Breeders' Cup was held at Woodbine in 1996, the track officials requested permission to run 20-horse fields in the turf races - a request that was denied.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Now that a #21 has won the Derby ...

... isn't it time to add the smilies for #21 through #25?

Their colors are as follows:

PP............Background............Numbers
21.............Lavender..................Black...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-08-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,855
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Didn't this same issue doom Hollywood Park?

Didn't this same issue doom Hollywood Park?
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 05-07-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,735
Posted By Thomas Roulston
One "theory" is to use a horse's speed figures as...

One "theory" is to use a horse's speed figures as he stretches out in distance: If those figures get better, from 1 mile to 1 1/16 miles to 1/8 miles, then chances are that he will be a good bet...
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