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Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
I would be very surprised if Gulfstream didnít...

I would be very surprised if Gulfstream didnít run the dates. Consolidating South Florida racing dates has been a battle that Gulfstream has been fighting for decades. And itís too bad, because...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-24-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,032
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
I’ve been to a lot of tracks, and there is no...

I’ve been to a lot of tracks, and there is no more comfortable place to spend a day off than AP. Yes, the surface is well past it’s intended lifespan, but the turf course is still the best in the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-18-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
Most of it is having connections that are...

Most of it is having connections that are shooting fish in a barrel trying to figure out why the horse isnít winning

Then you get the unique situations where the main track is junk and the only...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-03-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,121
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
Thereís simply too much chalk hitting because...

Thereís simply too much chalk hitting because racing secretaries are struggling to fill races. Throw in that you need an advanced degree to read at least half of the conditions on a card and to...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-25-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 21,116
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
Wake me up when breeders in Kentucky stop...

Wake me up when breeders in Kentucky stop profiting off it
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-20-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,160
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
You would think that some of these tracks would...

You would think that some of these tracks would start writing races to get the Runhappy progeny in the winners circle
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-12-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,369
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
Sure paying a lot of attention to a racing...

Sure paying a lot of attention to a racing circuit thatís dead to you......
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-01-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,369
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
Most days, I can hear the whip from the boxes up...

Most days, I can hear the whip from the boxes up high at Arlington

Like anything, the good bettors, riders, and trainers will adapt. Those that canít will make their way down the class ladder of...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-20-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
Am I reading this correctly that the Dixie got a...

Am I reading this correctly that the Dixie got a name change and reduced distance, and thereís no Sir Barton Stakes this year?
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-14-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,789
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
As funny as that is to watch, I have a hard time...

As funny as that is to watch, I have a hard time believing that this canít be trained out of a horse. Itís not like youíre turning to home in front of a crowd thatís going to spook a horse at CT
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-14-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,673
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
I guess I donít see the point in saying the horse...

I guess I donít see the point in saying the horse was never a threat, you should be able to discern that from the lengths back at any given point in the race per the form, provided that the lengths...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-11-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,506
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
Itís a tradeoff between small inefficient pools...

Itís a tradeoff between small inefficient pools that can be skewed at the last second vs large efficient pools that are less likely to shift. Either way, 2:1 pays 2:1 regardless of takeout. The...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-09-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,387
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
So donít bet the horizontals? Theyíre going to...

So donít bet the horizontals? Theyíre going to be inefficient pools across the board, most handicappers not playing the chalk would love that
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-08-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
The appeal of the Preakness isnít there as a...

The appeal of the Preakness isnít there as a bettor imo. Thatís the best race of the year to bet because you end up with one underlay and the rest of the field is sitting on overlaid prices. I...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-07-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,308
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
Tracks have ben doing this for the better part of...

Tracks have ben doing this for the better part of the last decade for claiming races so that they fill or at least get enough entries to run the race. You rarely see open claiming anymore and the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-06-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,104
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
The only way to even get anything out of this is...

The only way to even get anything out of this is a determination on whether ADW wagering dropped. Thatís the only constant still available to all from last year but thatís still apples to oranges...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 09-04-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,498
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
Iím playing Sole Volante across the board of hes...

Iím playing Sole Volante across the board of hes 21:1 or higher. No reason to overthink this one, there are more competitive fields every weekend across the country on the turf
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-04-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,387
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
That 8:1 price wouldnít have closed at 8:1 if...

That 8:1 price wouldnít have closed at 8:1 if everybody sitting on their couch at home and the tech/modeling groups all threw their money in while theyíre loading (followed by the obligatory post on...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-03-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
Greed? Churchill has the leverage here, let the...

Greed? Churchill has the leverage here, let the casinos explain to their customers that they canít bet the Derby in the mutuel pools on Saturday because they donít want to pay to offer it to their...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-30-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,013
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
Nobody is reading the headlines on a horse that...

Nobody is reading the headlines on a horse that shouldíve been DQíd 2 years ago outside of a tiny fraction of horse racing fans, most of whom likely donít care. Those headlines are not being read by...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-30-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,013
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
Nobody outside of the small margin that follow...

Nobody outside of the small margin that follow horse racing will have any idea what the Santa Anita Derby is or that Justify failed a drug test following its win it. All theyíll know when NBC comes...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-15-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
Well they have to say something about every horse...

Well they have to say something about every horse and what theyíre saying there is that the horse canít compete at that level and/or is disinterested in racing so when all else fails, do something...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-07-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
You could use beautifulsoup in python and...

You could use beautifulsoup in python and screenscrape every horseís name in history if you give it a couple days of technical thought. Itís really not that hard once you get the hang of it, that...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-31-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
Just more political posturing by CDI unless...

Just more political posturing by CDI unless thereís already a deal for the Bears to buy the land.

You can thank Mike Madigan if it closes, heís spent the better part of 10+ years refusing to play...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-20-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,647
Posted By The_Turf_Monster
I applaud the Wynn for at least making an attempt...

I applaud the Wynn for at least making an attempt here, but Vegas won't be the same for a very long time
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