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Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 08:09 PM
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Posted By v j stauffer
I think she had been doing straight news before...

I think she had been doing straight news before TVG. Good broadcaster don't think she ever caught the racing bug.

I'll tell you all a Pricillia story but can't until many more years have passed....
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,045
Posted By v j stauffer
Another very nice guy and solid citizen.

Another very nice guy and solid citizen.
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,045
Posted By v j stauffer
Doing 4 hours of live television, especially on...

Doing 4 hours of live television, especially on tracks you're not used to, is difficult.

The thing that's always impressed me is the hosts and analysts don't phone it in. They prepare. They do the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-04-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,276
Posted By v j stauffer
Winning THEE Grade 1. The Kentucky Derby makes...

Winning THEE Grade 1. The Kentucky Derby makes ANY winner of that race a Grade 1 horse. JOMHO
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-02-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,333
Posted By v j stauffer
There's something to that. I was a Safety...

There's something to that.

I was a Safety Steward at Golden Gate Fields.

Aaron Gryder was there and we'd talk periodically.

He said riding on that synthetic was VERY difficult.

Sometimes...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-02-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,333
Posted By v j stauffer
=It's so easy for people to holler STIFF! Do...

=It's so easy for people to holler STIFF!

Do jocks hold horses?

Sure, it happens but not nearly as often as people think.

There are a million reasons why it may appear a rider is not giving...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-01-2022, 11:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,333
Posted By v j stauffer
I don't think he LET him drift back. I...

I don't think he LET him drift back.

I think when he asked him to maintain position, he didn't get anything from his mount.

Tapeta is funny. For some it's really hard to quicken. They have to...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-01-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,333
Posted By v j stauffer
Sure it's possible. If a horse is common...

Sure it's possible.

If a horse is common it's tough to get that out of them.

But great hands and instincts can help.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 12-01-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,333
Posted By v j stauffer
Nonsense. As for Sonny Leon. The horse...

Nonsense.

As for Sonny Leon.

The horse finished 4th because he was 4th best at best.

He looks like a very lazy horse who doesn't like being rushed, doesn't like the inside and is no great...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-30-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,065
Posted By v j stauffer
We've taken beatings from each other. ...

We've taken beatings from each other.

Needless to say I'm not going to discuss the merits of this thread.

Or share an opinion about the young lady's skill set.

If I could offer her one bit...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-26-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,065
Posted By v j stauffer
When we get going. Opening day Dec 9th. Remind me...

When we get going. Opening day Dec 9th. Remind me Mark and I'll give a shout out to the MNR simulcast.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-26-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,065
Posted By v j stauffer
Thanks Paul, we're set for another great meet....

Thanks Paul, we're set for another great meet. Highest purses in Oaklawn history.

Love to see you get involved in the pools.

Our average numbers of starters per race is one of the highest in...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-25-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,065
Posted By v j stauffer
When Jay and I were on good terms he thought I...

When Jay and I were on good terms he thought I was a GOOD race caller. When we were no longer cordial for whatever reason. He thought I was a BAD race caller.

That's all you need to know about...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-23-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,065
Posted By v j stauffer
Don't forget Bob Miller who is enshrined in the...

Don't forget Bob Miller who is enshrined in the NHL Hall of Fame.

Honorable mention to Ralph Lawlor and Dick Lane.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-21-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,065
Posted By v j stauffer
Every announcer who's ever amounted to anything...

Every announcer who's ever amounted to anything has followed this process and laying of foundation to a tee.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-18-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By v j stauffer
I this life whether it be a place to eat, stay,...

I this life whether it be a place to eat, stay, fish, bathe we all rely on local knowledge.

Most times word of mouth.

And we want it from someone who is in the know.

That's why Mark is so...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-16-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By v j stauffer
No doubt I owe the biggest debt of gratitude...

No doubt I owe the biggest debt of gratitude regarding my career to him and the Devine Miss Z.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-15-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By v j stauffer
I'm sure he thought he was in. All those...

I'm sure he thought he was in.

All those Grade 1's and yet he doesn't need anyone to bring him lunch!

Now that's class!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GESVqzDQEuM
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-13-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,787
Posted By v j stauffer
Thanks my friend. I always know you have my...

Thanks my friend.

I always know you have my back.

I'll see you on the 9th.

Wait till you see my remodeled booth!

LOTS of extra room.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-12-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,787
Posted By v j stauffer
549 I think. I'm trending the right way. ...

549 I think.

I'm trending the right way.

13th, 9th, 8th & 5th.

Gonna keep working until I hopefully get there.

THX for the kind words.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-08-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,787
Posted By v j stauffer
Thanks Mark. Means the world coming from...

Thanks Mark.

Means the world coming from you.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-08-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,787
Posted By v j stauffer
Turns out that since I am already duel qualified...

Turns out that since I am already duel qualified for the 2023 NHC. The seat goes to the next highest finisher that doesn't yet have two entries.

The NHC is March 10 - 12 in Las Vegas.

Oaklawn...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-07-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,787
Posted By v j stauffer
Thanks CUTTER, very nice of you to say. I enjoyed...

Thanks CUTTER, very nice of you to say. I enjoyed my time at TVG. Bunch of great people to work with.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 11-07-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,787
Posted By v j stauffer
I'm curious about that too. I already have two...

I'm curious about that too. I already have two entries for the next one in 2023. They were carried over from twice opting out because of Covid.

I'll reach out to Michele Ravencraft from the NTRA...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-07-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,191
Posted By v j stauffer
The racetrack touts and their lore is legendary. ...

The racetrack touts and their lore is legendary.

Some were the bad side of touting. They'ed have people in different parts of the track. Each got a different horse He'd get a tip from whomever...
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