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Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-07-2022, 08:47 PM
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Posted By MJC922
Correct, similar principles are at work.

Correct, similar principles are at work.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-07-2022, 03:32 PM
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Posted By MJC922
Thanks RR, best to you sir in the new year as...

Thanks RR, best to you sir in the new year as well.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-07-2022, 03:15 PM
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Posted By MJC922
Yes I do that, well not me but the computer does...

Yes I do that, well not me but the computer does that several hundred times per night actually. It's what I mean about iteration hundreds of times, the figure may have started out as a 15 but by the...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-05-2022, 07:21 PM
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Posted By MJC922
Thank you sir, I appreciated the encouragement...

Thank you sir, I appreciated the encouragement when I implemented that last enhancement for firsters. It needed to be done (for years at that point) and I wasn't sure about diving into the code...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-04-2022, 08:27 PM
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Posted By MJC922
I think it's getting a bit into the weeds....

I think it's getting a bit into the weeds. Numbers are one tool in the handicappers toolbox. These (on-target) do have very good accuracy but with that being said the number as it currently stands is...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-04-2022, 07:13 AM
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Posted By MJC922
For a simple test of accuracy between different...

For a simple test of accuracy between different sets of figures I would suggest 1500 races would be enough, using a straightforward metric of best figure last race. The chance that less accurate...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-03-2022, 10:02 PM
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Posted By MJC922
Correct. I suspect there are probably more than a...

Correct. I suspect there are probably more than a few scoffers who doubt that numbers can be as accurate as they are with so few inputs. Best thing to do is look at the samples from the previous...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-03-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,877
Posted By MJC922
Horse against horse using an iterative process....

Horse against horse using an iterative process. Lengths, distance, surface, weight. The computer estimates the quality of the effort based upon the finish, that's 99% of what's being used in a...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-03-2022, 08:36 PM
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Views: 2,877
Posted By MJC922
Yes

Yes
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 12-31-2021, 09:23 PM
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Posted By MJC922
I see the poster asked about equibase's figures...

I see the poster asked about equibase's figures before (not On-Target). Just to clarify, I have zero to do with equibase speed figures or trackmaster speed figures for that matter and the reverse is...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 12-31-2021, 01:15 PM
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Posted By MJC922
Wow thank you sir for mentioning this. You made...

Wow thank you sir for mentioning this. You made my day. :) I don't mention the product out here much if at all but I do certainly appreciate every single subscriber over the years. It means a lot...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 12-31-2021, 12:20 PM
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Posted By MJC922
Good morning. On-Target Performance Ratings use...

Good morning. On-Target Performance Ratings use a tighter scale (sheets-style scale) where a point in the rating would equate to approximately 2 lengths, but that would also vary by distance, i.e....
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 12-25-2021, 05:30 PM
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Views: 1,658
Posted By MJC922
Ahh, the good old days. Merry Christmas to you...

Ahh, the good old days. Merry Christmas to you sir. Raising my rum and egg nog toasting both to you and Sagely, racing definitely needs more Sagely's. We need 8 year old kids at their local track...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 12-25-2021, 05:14 PM
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Views: 1,658
Posted By MJC922
It's definitely a net-negative, with that said...

It's definitely a net-negative, with that said nothing is going to be 100% foolproof. When I played full time there was an old warhorse from FL named Mt. Rushmore, used to visibly limp into the...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 12-15-2021, 05:01 PM
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Views: 914
Posted By MJC922
Someone with a passion for clean racing like...

Someone with a passion for clean racing like O'Dea would be great IMO unfortunately he passed away.
https://www.amazon.com/Racing-Imperative-Dvm-Joseph-ODea/dp/B0006R494U ...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-06-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,348
Posted By MJC922
Thanks. Tough road IMO. Takes a rare horse to...

Thanks. Tough road IMO. Takes a rare horse to sustain it. Sorry for the owner and everyone involved.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-06-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,348
Posted By MJC922
I'd be interested in hearing what he was still...

I'd be interested in hearing what he was still even working him for. Was there some kind of plan besides retirement? I hate the classic for three year olds who let it all hang out through the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-06-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,348
Posted By MJC922
Until they get rid of clen it definitely won't...

Until they get rid of clen it definitely won't stop. Bob has the best clen program in town and the elephant in the room is largely because everyone else has one too so the horsemen aren't ready to...
Forum: Handicapping Software 12-05-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,928
Posted By MJC922
I would have to know something more about your...

I would have to know something more about your skill sets to make a more informed opinion but just starting out green IMO someone would need to pretty much have a sickness/obsession to get anywhere...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-04-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,266
Posted By MJC922
Same here, I do see it with international racing...

Same here, I do see it with international racing and think it helps reduce the congestion, makes for a bit safer racing I would guess. However I'm not sure the stretches we have in the US are long...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-04-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,470
Posted By MJC922
Moving toward the inside is expected but it...

Moving toward the inside is expected but it looked to me like the horse switched leads and then the angle got even more pronounced, no correction was made at that point but there wasn't much time to...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-02-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,524
Posted By MJC922
Many tend to go astray when they're starting out...

Many tend to go astray when they're starting out looking for positives and they land on all sorts of shiny prancing circus ponies that do nothing. It's more about what are the actual negatives so you...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-24-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,114
Posted By MJC922
Sorry to hear that, I liked Bob. :rip:

Sorry to hear that, I liked Bob. :rip:
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-22-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,429
Posted By MJC922
The champagne was a big effort for the horse no...

The champagne was a big effort for the horse no doubt but I would keep in mind if Wit isn't completely blocked mid-turn and playing let's just stop and wait here in a box for the rail to open up then...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-21-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,429
Posted By MJC922
I don't find much fault with a lot of what was...

I don't find much fault with a lot of what was said there. Anytime you need to hook Bob to finish him off at the quarter pole then you usually need to be looking over your shoulder because something...
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