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Forum: General Racing Discussion Today, 09:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,384
Posted By dilanesp
Santa Anita has lots of problems maintaining its...

Santa Anita has lots of problems maintaining its turf course and has for a long time. Don't let the green grass fool you.
Forum: General Racing Discussion Today, 03:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,918
Posted By dilanesp
https://mobile.twitter.com/PapaBeez/status/1558865...

https://mobile.twitter.com/PapaBeez/status/1558865011946160128
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,625
Posted By dilanesp
That actually describes the Padres quite well. :)

That actually describes the Padres quite well. :)
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,625
Posted By dilanesp
Stewards do a decent job. And I generally oppose...

Stewards do a decent job. And I generally oppose DQ's at the start unless we are absolutely certain it eliminated a horse from contention. (Remember, lots of horses recover from trouble at the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,384
Posted By dilanesp
I am not an expert on turf courses but I suspect...

I am not an expert on turf courses but I suspect the basic problem is that any surface that you run a lot of races over, especially during a period when there isn't a lot of rain, is going to get...
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 62,443
Posted By dilanesp
https://twitter.com/paddockplays/status/1558917361...

https://twitter.com/paddockplays/status/1558917361759051777
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-12-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By dilanesp
I should say, that while I understand the...

I should say, that while I understand the sentiment, I'm not actually sure people do "deserve" this if they are screwing up their job. Maybe it speaks to the unimportance of the job (the thing PA...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-12-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By dilanesp
It's not important in the scheme of things, but...

It's not important in the scheme of things, but given Collmus is the heir apparent, might as well be ready.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-12-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By dilanesp
There's a legendary story in California racing...

There's a legendary story in California racing that Santa Anita told Terry Gilligan, an experienced announcer, to be ready at any time because Joe Hernandez was in decline. (As it turned out,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-11-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By dilanesp
Same. Far bigger than either of the Breeders'...

Same. Far bigger than either of the Breeders' Cups.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-11-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By dilanesp
"Where the turf meets the surf Down at old Del...

"Where the turf meets the surf
Down at old Del Mar
Take a train, take a plane, take a car.
There's a smile on every face
And a winner in each race
Where the turf meets the surf at Del Mar."...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-11-2022, 05:49 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,557
Posted By dilanesp
Trevor is probably impossible to fire, but maybe...

Trevor is probably impossible to fire, but maybe he can be convinced to step down if he's making too many mistakes up there. One advantage Del Mar has is it's relationship with Collmus- they have a...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-09-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,450
Posted By dilanesp
Wink Your first "I know" gives away the game. If a big...

Your first "I know" gives away the game. If a big state racing commission is corrupt, the feds have a good reason to get involved.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-09-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,450
Posted By dilanesp
If you have not seen such evidence, it is because...

If you have not seen such evidence, it is because you haven't been looking for it.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-08-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,557
Posted By dilanesp
I love Wrona's work, but he's been in and out of...

I love Wrona's work, but he's been in and out of a lot of jobs. He corrected me when I posted on this before- at least one of his major moves was to go work at another major racetrack.

But in...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-08-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,557
Posted By dilanesp
I remember when Trevor first started calling...

I remember when Trevor first started calling Fairplex and was applying his talents to some 4 furlong Appaloosa race and his editorializations ("she can WAIT NO MORE") sounded faintly ridiculous in...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-07-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,450
Posted By dilanesp
This. If you want self regulation or state...

This. If you want self regulation or state regulation you need to do a good job of it. Then the feds don't step in.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-07-2022, 01:03 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,557
Posted By dilanesp
That really wasn't a very good stretch call in a...

That really wasn't a very good stretch call in a short field on national TV today in the Whitney.

End of the day it doesn't matter who calls the races, but there are probably 20 announcers who...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-06-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,700
Posted By dilanesp
We're Back-queduct!

We're Back-queduct!
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-05-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By dilanesp
I know a lot of people here don't like the new...

I know a lot of people here don't like the new federal law, but these situations are one example of something that could improve with federal regulation. The basic problem is that tracks are beholden...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-04-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,066
Views: 385,392
Posted By dilanesp
Do you mean the Dot's Dollar/Swift Tap race? ...

Do you mean the Dot's Dollar/Swift Tap race?
...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-03-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,557
Posted By dilanesp
You and I may be the only people here who...

You and I may be the only people here who actually heard Gunnar Friones call a race.... It was... something.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-02-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,557
Posted By dilanesp
Bobby Doyle! "They're running!" Dick Riley...

Bobby Doyle! "They're running!"

Dick Riley called the Pomona Fair (and in fact, he used to announce all the CARF fairs except Ferndale). He was succeeded by Ralph Siraco, and then by Trevor, who...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-02-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,557
Posted By dilanesp
Absolutely, whoever you heard when you first went...

Absolutely, whoever you heard when you first went to the track is often your favorite. I have a strong fondness for Dave Johnson, because I remember his voice booming "and down the stretch they come"...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-02-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,557
Posted By dilanesp
They don't have 1934 here, but this page has a...

They don't have 1934 here, but this page has a big sampling of old Derby calls, so you can hear what McCarthy sounded like.

http://www.lkyradio.com/WHASKentuckyDerby.htm
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