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Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 09-29-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,423
Posted By rrbauer
Considering that Oak Tree was a scam to get more...

Considering that Oak Tree was a scam to get more racing days (who would turn down charity?) on the way to year-round racing in California and that the charities are last in line to get anything out...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-29-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,447
Posted By rrbauer
From the DRF article: "Arlington, racing 91...

From the DRF article:

"Arlington, racing 91 days compared with 98 in 2009, handled an average of $2,907,845 according to figures provided by the Illinois Racing Board. That number marked a decline...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-28-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,829
Posted By rrbauer
Boycott with a purpose

There has to be a boycott. Players need to commit to this and expect that it will be inconvenient for them (in many cases) to take their game elsewhere but that's the nature of the beast. It has to...
Forum: Horseplayers Association of North America (H.A.N.A.) 09-26-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By rrbauer
CHRB Press Release of 9/23 meeting summary.

From the press release (bolding by me):
REVIEW OF CHRB ACTIONS AND DISCUSSIONS 9-23-10

POMONA, CA – The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular monthly meeting Thursday, September 23,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-12-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,853
Posted By rrbauer
Most of the money that has left horse race...

Most of the money that has left horse race betting is due to attrition, not competition. (Attrition of bankrolls due to a variety of reasons, including the bankroll-owners demise.) The competition...
Forum: Horseplayers Association of North America (H.A.N.A.) 09-06-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,022
Posted By rrbauer
You know this because.....? It's a certainty...

You know this because.....? It's a certainty that none of "them" are speaking their minds in public and after the romping win by the takeout bill in the legislature they don't appear to be speaking...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-05-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,528
Posted By rrbauer
Now we're talking. Let's do more than talk. I...

Now we're talking. Let's do more than talk. I have not placed a bet on Calif tracks since last year's BC (mainly because of their insanity over track surfaces and the lousy racing product). Will...
Forum: Horseplayers Association of North America (H.A.N.A.) 09-05-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,022
Posted By rrbauer
Outstanding article. Required reading for any...

Outstanding article. Required reading for any horseplayer that gives a damn. And, required reading for all horse owners who feel that they are entitled to be supported by the game.
Forum: Horseplayers Association of North America (H.A.N.A.) 09-03-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,022
Posted By rrbauer
Three days? In your dreams. If you are going to...

Three days? In your dreams. If you are going to take actions to elicit change then prepare to be engaged for the next year. This is not an easy road to travel because in most cases it involves...
Forum: Horseplayers Association of North America (H.A.N.A.) 09-02-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,022
Posted By rrbauer
Fine. It is a BAD suggestion.

Fine. It is a BAD suggestion.
Forum: Horseplayers Association of North America (H.A.N.A.) 09-02-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,022
Posted By rrbauer
This kind of argument escapes me. Why would you...

This kind of argument escapes me. Why would you want to be a California loyalist when all they do is make fun of you, belittle you and snicker while they take your money? Why would you give them...
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 09-02-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,987
Posted By rrbauer
They're all over at River Downs. :lol: ...

They're all over at River Downs. :lol:

When the Cards came to town and swept them about a month ago I figured the Reds would just fold their tent. Didn't happen. What a contrast between...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-01-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By rrbauer
Four consecutive races at Del Mar with 20-1 shots...

Four consecutive races at Del Mar with 20-1 shots winning....with their short fields they're hard pressed to card four consecutive races that will even have a 20-1 shot.

Dime supers are an...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-01-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By rrbauer
Here's a link to the article: ...

Here's a link to the article:

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-oak-tree-del-mar-20100901,0,1120930.column

Trying to make Del Mar into anything other than a summer-vacation destination for...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-31-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By rrbauer
Not sure what Del Mar's takeout pct has to do...

Not sure what Del Mar's takeout pct has to do with any of this. It's been the same takeout on exotics since 2004 when they raised it 1/2 point for workers comp relief (and then let the raise stick...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-27-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,469
Posted By rrbauer
Really trying? Spare me! Here's a track that...

Really trying? Spare me! Here's a track that gets purses subsidized out the ying-yang, every race, every day, from the slots' brigade and ten years later they decide to cut rates on one pool for...
Forum: Horseplayers Association of North America (H.A.N.A.) 08-27-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,022
Posted By rrbauer
CHRB Press Release on Takeout Bill AB 2414

Well, the party line is that this is forward looking and will save racing in California. The only appropriate response from horseplayers is a total boycott of betting on the California product. ...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-26-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,050
Posted By rrbauer
There is ABSOLUTELY NO proof that increasing the...

There is ABSOLUTELY NO proof that increasing the price improves the product. Not in horse racing, prostitution or for anything in between. On the contrary, where horse racing is involved if it were...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-21-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,784
Posted By rrbauer
The "group" show parlay went down....gee that's a...

The "group" show parlay went down....gee that's a scoop. Don't they always? Why is it always the "fun" from the play that takes over and rationalizes the money loss?
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-21-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 12,095
Posted By rrbauer
I wouldn't be too smug in your assessment of the...

I wouldn't be too smug in your assessment of the racetrack's posture on this. They are very carefully diverting attention from the provision in this bill to raise takeout. When the bill passes and...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-19-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By rrbauer
Is this right about Stronach and Liebeu?

Clip from the article:

Thumbs Down

To racetrack owners Frank Stronach (Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields) and Jack Liebau (Hollywood Park), who don't campaign their horses in California. What...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-19-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,603
Posted By rrbauer
In one fell swoop, Stronach gets rid of Oak Tree...

In one fell swoop, Stronach gets rid of Oak Tree and SA's synthetic surface. Now, how can California and the rest of racing get rid of Stronach? and the CHRB.... :sleeping:
Forum: Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) 08-17-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,624
Posted By rrbauer
Membership fee? I have NEVER paid a membership...

Membership fee? I have NEVER paid a membership fee or any other fee at Youbet in 12 years. Premier has better "rewards" (no video) on tracks that they carry and a more diverse set of betting tools,...
Forum: Off Topic - Sports 08-16-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By rrbauer
Agree, and where was the rake? When they use...

Agree, and where was the rake? When they use phrases like: "Ball lies shall be played to be consistent with the intent of the course designer" it just smacks of CYA for a game that wants to be...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-15-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By rrbauer
Stronach calls for meeting with CA horsemen

Next Wed, Aug 18 after races at DMR. Should be good. I can hear his opening now: "Trust me."

:lol:
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