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Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-15-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,289
Posted By jballscalls
Turfway eliminated Sherry's position yesterday...

Turfway eliminated Sherry's position yesterday and she was let go. I've met her on several occasions and she was always very easy to work with and be around. Sad to hear.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-15-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,146
Posted By jballscalls
you have much different considerations for...

you have much different considerations for racetracks than I do :)

However you're right...you could literally walk right up to the top row of bleachers and scream right into the Stews window from...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-15-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,146
Posted By jballscalls
it's covered in snow!! :) I was talking to a...

it's covered in snow!! :)

I was talking to a buddy of mine, it's going to be a super low angle for the cameras, press box, announcer etc. They are in the windows at the top of the grandstand under...
Forum: Off Topic - General 04-11-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By jballscalls
Another Detroit homeowner protects his/her...

Another Detroit homeowner protects his/her property from intruders.

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/25218623/suspected-intruder-killed-by-homeowner-was-15-years-old
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-09-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,176
Posted By jballscalls
Just FYI, in a turf race the horses are pretty...

Just FYI, in a turf race the horses are pretty far away from you as it's another course inward from the dirt and it is tougher to call photos. I know you've taken this up as your most recent cause,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-08-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,529
Posted By jballscalls
Most tracks I've worked at there is a stall...

Most tracks I've worked at there is a stall superintendent who works in partnership with the Racing secretary. And I know at PM there is a starts per stall that is kept for trainers from the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-04-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,289
Posted By jballscalls
I talked to Jeff just now. He said that indeed...

I talked to Jeff just now. He said that indeed the equipment does get moved to Keeneland. It's American Teletimer who owns the equipment and they came and got the equipment the day after Turfway's...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-04-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,289
Posted By jballscalls
We're not disagreeing at all on what should have...

We're not disagreeing at all on what should have been done. Your bank is better than mine. The look I get from the teller who wants to close out their till at 4:58 is not a pleasant one LOL

the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-04-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,289
Posted By jballscalls
I've got a call in to Jeff, hopefully he'll...

I've got a call in to Jeff, hopefully he'll return it and I can get all the answers you guys want!

Your example made me chuckle because I don't think I've ever been to any business anywhere where...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-04-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,289
Posted By jballscalls
gotcha. well I got a message into Jeff. I'll...

gotcha. well I got a message into Jeff. I'll see what he says.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-04-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,289
Posted By jballscalls
most places will show the photos on tv screen...

most places will show the photos on tv screen after official results posted, prices etc... replay sites never show that much though so we'd have had to watch it live.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-04-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,289
Posted By jballscalls
I completely agree and I hope my post didn't...

I completely agree and I hope my post didn't indicate that was my view. I was just trying to explain how it works and the process.

It will take Jeff or Quita (yes that's her name :) to go up and...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-04-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,077
Posted By jballscalls
I don't know if this is a joke as much as a...

I don't know if this is a joke as much as a story. My friend's dad was a long time trainer here in the Northwest, Nub Norton. Well one day Nub is in the paddock with his owner as the riders are...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-04-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,289
Posted By jballscalls
I just went to the source and called my friend...

I just went to the source and called my friend who is one of the placing judges at Turfway.

When i watched the replay on Twinspires...the horse crossed the wire at 1:28 into the replay and the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-03-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,318
Posted By jballscalls
I'd love to have seen what the ROI's were for the...

I'd love to have seen what the ROI's were for the poker guys during the boom on TV. You think they'd have shown TJ Cloutier losing all his money at craps?
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 04-02-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By jballscalls
One thing I remember from working in the race...

One thing I remember from working in the race office....trainers love to save on weight if they can! I was actually surprised how important it was to them.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-02-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By jballscalls
Wow! Hey thanks guys! It's been a lot of fun...

Wow! Hey thanks guys! It's been a lot of fun and so far it's doing great! We've been trading places with Seabiscuit for the top spot in horse racing books! He's still about 5 million ahead...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-31-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,071
Posted By jballscalls
I haven't laughed this hard at a post in a while....

I haven't laughed this hard at a post in a while. That was hysterical!

I'm so pumped for Travis, he's gonna do great!
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-30-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,229
Posted By jballscalls
Having worked in race offices at numerous tracks,...

Having worked in race offices at numerous tracks, every racing secretary I've worked with has one goal....to card the best possible betting card possible. As big of fields with as evenly matched...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-29-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By jballscalls
do you believe this stuff when you type it? Or am...

do you believe this stuff when you type it? Or am i missing the sarcasm?
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-27-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,176
Posted By jballscalls
River Downs was if not on the wire, then maybe a...

River Downs was if not on the wire, then maybe a foot or two off. In three years I think I chickened out on maybe one or two photos. It was amazing. All the other booths i've been to have been at...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-27-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,176
Posted By jballscalls
I don't think I've disagreed more with a post on...

I don't think I've disagreed more with a post on here than this in a long time. If you don't know for sure who won, why on earth would you call it? We're not paid to guess, we're paid to describe...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-26-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By jballscalls
yeah I for one love seeing a small barn get a...

yeah I for one love seeing a small barn get a chance like this.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-24-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,274
Posted By jballscalls
Have a great trip and come home with a new tax...

Have a great trip and come home with a new tax bracket!!
Forum: Off Topic - General 03-21-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 676
Posted By jballscalls
I'm fine with throwback from the "other...

I'm fine with throwback from the "other side"

I think I literally disagree with you on almost every racial/religious/social thing that's discussed here. We just live in two totally different...
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