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Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-15-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
Posted By GBL
I believe you are right. The new turf track...

I believe you are right.

The new turf track is 1800m (9f) and that roughly makes the main track at about 2000m (10f).
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-13-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
Posted By GBL
The track is big. Frankie Dettori compared it...

The track is big. Frankie Dettori compared it with Belmont Park because the turn is wide and sweeping. My guess is it's almost 2-miles in circumference with 2f (400m) homestretch. Of course as you...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-10-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,368
Posted By GBL
Hi Robert, Thanks for the reply. I...

Hi Robert,

Thanks for the reply.

I understand from your message that your emphasis probably is on 'Pattern Handicapping'.

For pattern handicapping to work, various frameworks and matrices...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-09-2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,368
Posted By GBL
Hi, Robert Any idea what you're trying to...

Hi, Robert
Any idea what you're trying to accomplish here?

Been downloading and using Trakus data manually for years for variety of purposes using VBA for Excel. Pretty much everything that I...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-14-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,498
Posted By GBL
Expect to pay $14 for beer.

Expect to pay $14 for beer.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 08-14-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,184
Posted By GBL
To determine if a race is eligible for grading,...

To determine if a race is eligible for grading, the American Graded Stakes Committee uses the following criteria:

-- Purse requirement: That the race has a purse of at least $75,000. ($100,000 for...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 02-20-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 106,403
Posted By GBL
The original question impacts only the...

The original question impacts only the handicappers whose handicapping is numbers driven -- be it human or computer generated. How about people, like myself, who do not cater any human or...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-18-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,134
Posted By GBL
That idea was first floated by Panza when he...

That idea was first floated by Panza when he joined NYRA after the closure of Hollywood Park. He did say it is one of his long term goals. It's a good news it is moving.

Haven't read any details...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-21-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,483
Posted By GBL
According to Wiki: "In the United States,...

According to Wiki:

"In the United States, the trifecta was first initiated at Arlington Park in 1971."
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-18-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,483
Posted By GBL
The wagers offering followed the same historical...

The wagers offering followed the same historical progression as purse money. In the early days the purse offerings was winner-take-all. But, as the racing of fields of horses came to predominate, a...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-03-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By GBL
Correction: "However, once that ticket is...

Correction:

"However, once that ticket is punched, the computer will generate all possible 24 combos in this fashion:"

Should be read as:

"However, once that ticket (four-horse Exacta Box)...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-03-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By GBL
I think you have lost me here. Whether...

I think you have lost me here.

Whether part-wheel or box or whatever, the job of combination ticket solver algorithm is to determine all possible but unique combinations played. No duplicates are...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-02-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By GBL
It will breakdown like this: 7 / 1, 2, 3, 5,...

It will breakdown like this:

7 / 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, = $5
2 / 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 = $5

Note: 2-7 and 7-2 are now already covered so the remaining combos will be:

1,3, 5, 6/ 2, 7 = $8

Total $18
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 12-29-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,287
Posted By GBL
If you are only interested in TBs, you can choose...

If you are only interested in TBs, you can choose $15/month subscription at RTN for all available TB live stream and unlimited replays (the same days) -- except CDI-owned tracks.

$25 is for ALL...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 12-28-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,115
Posted By GBL
Appreciate the link, cj. That link was beautiful...

Appreciate the link, cj. That link was beautiful ....

You are absolutely correct. With "true" no rail, roughly the circumference will be around 7.38f. For it to be one-mile in circumference the...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 12-26-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,115
Posted By GBL
Thanks everyone! Never mind the question. I...

Thanks everyone!

Never mind the question. I think I figured it out.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 12-26-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,115
Posted By GBL
Thanks for the reply cj. The GP turf course...

Thanks for the reply cj.

The GP turf course is 1m in circumference (using this term loosely here) with 1398' arc length of each turn. Understood about straight being constant, however, if the rail...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 12-26-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,115
Posted By GBL
Gulfstream Park Starting Gate Placement Question

I am trying to get this right.

Gulfstream Park
12/26/2017 Race 10
Distance 1m
Run-Up 220'
Rail at 120'

Rail at 120' means increase of 754' in circumference so now the circumference of the...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 05-13-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,276
Posted By GBL
Contest

Dan Illman at DRF has one-race HandiGambling exercise on Sunday 5/13.

The contest race is Sunday's 9th race at Woodbine.

The winner will receive a "60-Card Quarterly Formulator Past Performance...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 05-05-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,094
Posted By GBL
BTW... you can post your wagers anytime before...

BTW... you can post your wagers anytime before the race begins. No time limits.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 05-05-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,094
Posted By GBL
Ky Derby Handicapping Contest

Kentucky Derby is the contest race at Dan Illman for today.

The prize for the winner is 60-card quarterly DRF Formulator PPs ($250 value).

It's a free contest and the only requirement is...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-22-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,482
Posted By GBL
1- UNCLE B set the NTR for newly-introduced About...

1- UNCLE B set the NTR for newly-introduced About 7 1/2f in his last outing (2/24/18).

2. The final time of that race (1:28.04) was indeed a serious one. Stakes winners at this distance have...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 03-21-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,899
Posted By GBL
I would say there's no hard and fast rule here....

I would say there's no hard and fast rule here. It all depends upon how strongly I feel. Adaptability, open mind, and flexibility has done me good, so far.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 03-21-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,899
Posted By GBL
Isn't it interesting how we all reach our goals...

Isn't it interesting how we all reach our goals taking very different routes and using different methodologies?

There's never a single and only way to success :-)
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 03-21-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,899
Posted By GBL
As you might've understood already, I am a...

As you might've understood already, I am a believer of mixed-odds with an overall good hit ratio. They both complement my ROI purposes. One thing I certainly don't do is bet odds-on no matter how...
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