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Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By westernmassbob
Question about quick horse starts in longer races

Im assuming everyone has liked or bet a horse at one time or another that ran fractions early on that would seal its own fate. Usually these horses are all alone on the lead early by several lengths...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-12-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 24,863
Posted By westernmassbob
I swear when I listened to that fill In announcer...

I swear when I listened to that fill In announcer he sounded like Hank from ď King of the HillĒ. Good luck to him wherever he ends up. WELCOME BACK PB !!
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-07-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,489
Posted By westernmassbob
OK Vic here comes my OPEN QUESTION # 2 . I...

OK Vic here comes my OPEN QUESTION # 2 . I thought about making it a separate thread but it kind of goes with the theme that has evolved on here.

Has a fan or gambler ever come after you because...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-05-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By westernmassbob
Gulfstream Park 3 racing surfaces now?

I knew about the tapeta racing surface coming but it didnít replace the dirt course ? So they now have dirt , turf and tapeta race courses ? Where did they find the room for this ? I would love to...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-29-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,489
Posted By westernmassbob
Open steward question for Vic Stauffer

Vic since it is my understanding that you have been a racing steward in the past I have a question(s)

Why do stewards sometimes have conversations with jockeys if an inquiry or objection is in...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-22-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,265
Posted By westernmassbob
You are kidding right ? The browbeating is part...

You are kidding right ? The browbeating is part of Andyís schtick. Itís forced schtick but it obviously works for him so be it. Ironically his schtick is less pronounced on the fox show. Why is that...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-14-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,265
Posted By westernmassbob
ďNYRA does it far and away the bestĒ Iíve...

ďNYRA does it far and away the bestĒ

Iíve said it before NYRA provides plenty of info and gets very granular when it comes to dissecting each race. For the novice listeners and handicappers it can...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-09-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,265
Posted By westernmassbob
Best handicapping shows out there past/present

I miss the ďregular guyĒ handicapping show at River Downs. There was a guy named Jody on that show that crushed some decent priced winners. The host was named John. I wonder where these guys ended...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-08-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,729
Posted By westernmassbob
All things considered NYRA did a great job for...

All things considered NYRA did a great job for the TOGA meet. Hopefully next year they get back to 2019 on track attendance levels as they were expectedly down this meet. I know two people who own...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-06-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By westernmassbob
Can Irad take out Saez on the last day of Saratoga meet ? Yes he can !

I wouldnt be surprised if Irad takes the top spot today as i project him to win at least 7 races to close the meet.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-04-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,269
Posted By westernmassbob
Saratoga is probably the only place in the world...

Saratoga is probably the only place in the world where you find people dressed like they are going to a wedding or the beach. Nobody feels awkward and judgement is non existent. That is what I love...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-02-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,269
Posted By westernmassbob
Was on location today and wished I hadnít been....

Was on location today and wished I hadnít been. The place looked depressing with extremely low attendance. Lots of workers just standing around etc. Never a fan of off the turf days and 4-5 horse...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-01-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By westernmassbob
Turf racing Saratoga ?

What are the odds there will be Turf racing at Toga today and tomorrow ? Asking for a friend. Heavy rain was predicted several days ago to hit the area. I told him today would be a wash out but maybe...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-30-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,950
Posted By westernmassbob
100% agreed. The big tourney shows the live money...

100% agreed. The big tourney shows the live money results which changes the way someone would normally handicap and especially bet on a race. Obviously those still alive towards the end take shots...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-25-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,269
Posted By westernmassbob
Yeah its kind of creepy that he stalks all of my...

Yeah its kind of creepy that he stalks all of my posts like hes tracking me or something. BTW I was at Saratoga today and bumped into Ron Nicoletti from Gulfstream. Very astute capper and provides...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-25-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,269
Posted By westernmassbob
In race 8 the impeded horse could have very well...

In race 8 the impeded horse could have very well fell down and thatís what I donít get with the inconsistency of stewards. If the horse fell down then the favorite would have automatically been taken...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-25-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By westernmassbob
Saratoga horse back after only 3 days rest ?

In the first race today ď Rudy RodĒ comes back after racing this past Sunday. It seems very unusual however i do recall seeing horses in Europe race on consecutive days. I suppose there is no...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-23-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By westernmassbob
Thanks for asking. What would I have NYRA do in...

Thanks for asking. What would I have NYRA do in this situation? Well I know they tried some things in the past with incentives to keep from scratching with off tracks. It seemed successful as it...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-19-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,612
Posted By westernmassbob
Great weekly price and obviously not the last...

Great weekly price and obviously not the last place you just stayed. I hope you have a better experience but you seem like a guy who has a good time regardless of the situation. 8500 JB points for...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-19-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By westernmassbob
I agree in most situations but the rain from...

I agree in most situations but the rain from these hurricanes are always forecasted correctly and the rain showed hitting today into tomorrow several days ago. I just wish NYRA implemented incentives...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-19-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By westernmassbob
Will Saratoga scratch today ?

They only had about a weeks notice that severe rain and flooding would come to the area today. I guess if they race today 75% of the entries will scratch.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-13-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,612
Posted By westernmassbob
Poor customer service is running rampant these...

Poor customer service is running rampant these days and it all stems from the covid outbreaks. The problem is that it doesnít have to be that way. Iíve found many businesses who are understaffed take...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-12-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,612
Posted By westernmassbob
Suff itís great you have a positive attitude...

Suff itís great you have a positive attitude after how your trip was in regards to plane and motel.

Iím a bit confused though. When you booked the rooms were you aware of the cost of 500 a night...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-12-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,188
Posted By westernmassbob
Amazing !!! The track has 20% less employees then...

Amazing !!! The track has 20% less employees then 2019
! Awesome job by everyone ! I hope those that stay on until Labor Day all get some sort of bonus.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-11-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,188
Posted By westernmassbob
Saratoga attendance so far.....

Opening day/weekend we all read about the robust crowds as many were anxious to get back to the track. How is Saratoga maintaining the crowds with employment being down 20-25% ? This is a major...
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