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Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-13-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,635
Posted By RXB
Exactly. Many of those horses at/near the back...

Exactly. Many of those horses at/near the back are slow due to lack of ability or some physical problem that day, or because of atypical gate/equipment/early trip trouble. Habitual deep closers with...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-13-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,635
Posted By RXB
On dirt, the win% and ITM% decline very obviously...

On dirt, the win% and ITM% decline very obviously and significantly with each move backward in early position; the more forwardly horses are placed early on dirt, the better in the long run. But in...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-13-2016, 02:20 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,635
Posted By RXB
Early speed in turf routes is of value only if a...

Early speed in turf routes is of value only if a horse actually gets the lead. Beyond that, there is no advantage whatsoever to being placed more forwardly than approximately midpack.

I did my...
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 07-12-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By RXB
Factoid: Tim Duncan's 40th birthday was my 50th...

Factoid: Tim Duncan's 40th birthday was my 50th birthday.

He was a truly great player.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-12-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,635
Posted By RXB
A considerable percentage of the courses over...

A considerable percentage of the courses over there feature an uphill finish, some of them with quite a significant grade, so I'd be wary of using times to try to compare Euro pace with North...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-11-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By RXB
I bet him, too. Not fun at all when things like...

I bet him, too. Not fun at all when things like this happen.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-09-2016, 01:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,354
Posted By RXB
Suffolk starts this weekend, 15% on all bets

Lowest takeout in North America.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-06-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By RXB
Living on the other side of the continent I'll...

Living on the other side of the continent I'll leave to others to judge the live attendance attributes of each facility. Purely from a racing standpoint, Laurel lays over Pimlico. Pimlico can't run...
Forum: Off Topic - General 07-04-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By RXB
Have a great July 4th, neighbours

Happy Independence Day to all of you.
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 07-04-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 21,229
Posted By RXB
He's definitely a talented offensive player,...

He's definitely a talented offensive player, especially as a goal scorer. But also weak defensively and prone to turnovers, which are the real reasons why he wasn't selected to Team Canada as...
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 07-02-2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By RXB
The strike. :( My beloved Expos. 74 wins, 40...

The strike. :( My beloved Expos. 74 wins, 40 losses. Best record in baseball. 20-3 after the All Star game, and then... Rien.

I cheered for the Indians in the '97 World Series. A bunch...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 07-02-2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By RXB
American Pharoah had a lot more early speed than...

American Pharoah had a lot more early speed than Frosted and was a proven frontrunner, also breaking inside of Frosted, and on top of that the opening 2f of the Travers were rather pokey. I don't...
Forum: Off Topic - General 07-01-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By RXB
Plus I think we have the most aesthetically...

Plus I think we have the most aesthetically pleasing flag. Global warming is creating shorter, milder winters. We have more than half of the world's fresh water supply. And nickel breakage on all...
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 07-01-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 21,229
Posted By RXB
Re: Subban, there have been persistent rumours...

Re: Subban, there have been persistent rumours of lack of team chemistry, issues between PK and the coach, etc. Weber is still a very good defenceman, probably the best available substitute and...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-24-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,814
Posted By RXB
Jockeys get paid 1% of the total purse (5% of 20%...

Jockeys get paid 1% of the total purse (5% of 20% share) for finishing second instead of 6% of the total purse (10% of 60% share) for winning. There's no way that the jocks will happily settle for...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-22-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 16,191
Posted By RXB
http://www.drf.com/news/too-early-gauge-lower-take...

http://www.drf.com/news/too-early-gauge-lower-takeouts-effect

All-sources total handle on the meet that began May 20 was $10,587,069, up 4.9 percent from $10,095,092 for the same number of days at...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-22-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,716
Posted By RXB
That horse reared a split second before the gate...

That horse reared a split second before the gate opened and was obviously being restrained as a result by the gate crew member. I don't know how anybody watching the head-on replay could argue...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-22-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,500
Posted By RXB
We're not talking about utter species...

We're not talking about utter species remodelling, just making a quantifiable alteration in the speed-versus-stamina balance for the population of selectively bred racehorses. 40 years is plenty of...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-22-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,500
Posted By RXB
There seems to be an idea floating around that it...

There seems to be an idea floating around that it takes hundreds or thousands of years to really change anything genetically. That's only when the normal course of things is going on and there's no...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-22-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,500
Posted By RXB
Even in its earliest days he pointed out that the...

Even in its earliest days he pointed out that the DI of stakes horses was rising and that stamina breeding was giving way to speed breeding. 35 years later, people are still taking that 4.00 thing...
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 06-20-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,143
Posted By RXB
Won't comment on players whose prime came before...

Won't comment on players whose prime came before 1980 but since then Jordan and James are a level above anybody else.
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 06-20-2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 14,053
Posted By RXB
If the Warriors had been healthy, very likely...

If the Warriors had been healthy, very likely they would've won the series. But last year, the Warriors were healthy while the Cavs were without Love for the entire series and Irving for all but the...
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 06-19-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 14,053
Posted By RXB
Kevin Love is a justified man and in complete...

Kevin Love is a justified man and in complete contrast to his established career he did it not with offence but with the best defensive game I've ever seen from him.
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 06-19-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 14,053
Posted By RXB
It's about time we had a close one. No better...

It's about time we had a close one. No better time than Game 7.

We're back to No Outside Shot Lebron tonight, so the Cavs will have to grind it out offensively. Warriors know it and they're...
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 06-19-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 14,053
Posted By RXB
Green, an amazing first three quarters.

Green, an amazing first three quarters.
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