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Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 12:02 PM
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Posted By dilanesp
Here's the thing about this. The people who...

Here's the thing about this. The people who actually know something about drug testing, the World Anti-Doping Agency, consider it a masking agent. And they have a record of honesty, whereas horsemen...
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,980
Posted By dilanesp
No, I was talking about the Lasix weight break in...

No, I was talking about the Lasix weight break in the Pegasus. If trainers negotiate with the racing secretary over 3 pounds in a handicap race but won't take 7 to not run on Lasix, that says a lot...
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,980
Posted By dilanesp
Andy, at this point you need to stop making...

Andy, at this point you need to stop making snarky comments and insults that contribute nothing.


If you think Lasix is a great thing for racing, defend it. With an argument. Show us your...
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 12:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,980
Posted By dilanesp
In handicap races, trainers dicker with racing...

In handicap races, trainers dicker with racing secretaries over one or two pounds. With bug boys, they abandon them when they lose the weight break.


So obviously trainers value weight as a...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-20-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By dilanesp
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Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-19-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,980
Posted By dilanesp
I always felt they should change the name to the...

I always felt they should change the name to the Bleeders' Cup.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-19-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By dilanesp
I am fairly sure there were no Trifectas in 1969.

I am fairly sure there were no Trifectas in 1969.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-17-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,980
Posted By dilanesp
Andy, let's just say you are way, way off. :)

Andy, let's just say you are way, way off. :)
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-17-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,980
Posted By dilanesp
Andy, my wording was not as to "why" Lasix is...

Andy, my wording was not as to "why" Lasix is allowed- it was about the EFFECT of the current regulations.

And the fact that you did not understand that indicates that you should probably not be...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-17-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,980
Posted By dilanesp
These sorts of hypocrisy arguments don't do much...

These sorts of hypocrisy arguments don't do much for me.


It's like saying to the politician who supports campaign finance reform, "why are you taking those big donations, you hypocrite!". As...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-17-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 22,456
Posted By dilanesp
I love you too, Andy.

I love you too, Andy.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-16-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 22,456
Posted By dilanesp
If you think of it that way, your handicapping...

If you think of it that way, your handicapping skills are off.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-16-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,980
Posted By dilanesp
Yep. And it's worth noting that in many...

Yep.


And it's worth noting that in many other sports, even a diagnosed medical condition isn't a defense for the taking of performance enhancers unless there is a lot of documentation and strict...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-16-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 22,456
Posted By dilanesp
This is a classic example of you having it both...

This is a classic example of you having it both ways.

I deliberately did not count the Awesome Again, because I am consistent. You count every Grade I in your post but this one.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-16-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 22,456
Posted By dilanesp
The Stephen Foster isn't much older than the...

The Stephen Foster isn't much older than the Pacific Classic, Spalding. And the handicap trifecta in California has been talked about since Best Pal almost 30 years ago.

Look, if you don't like...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-15-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By dilanesp
Isn't Jeff Bezos on the list?

Isn't Jeff Bezos on the list?
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-15-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 22,456
Posted By dilanesp
Spalding, next time read the post before popping...

Spalding, next time read the post before popping off.

I didn't say "Grade I's". I said the biggest Grade I routes for older horses. I DELIBERATELY said that because there's a particular table...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-15-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,980
Posted By dilanesp
So let's go ahead and legalize milkshakes,...

So let's go ahead and legalize milkshakes, clenbuterol, and amphetamines then.

Most competitive sports compete under WADA rules and go precisely in the opposite direction- you can't even take...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-15-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 22,456
Posted By dilanesp
If what Accelerate did was so much easier, how...

If what Accelerate did was so much easier, how come it is so rare? Since the creation of the Pacific Classic, no other horse has done it (or anything analogous involving east coast stakes, such as...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-14-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 22,456
Posted By dilanesp
I could see a limited use of figures in the...

I could see a limited use of figures in the following scenario.


Let's say there are two stars of the handicap division, one in New York who is winning all the Grade I's there, and one who has an...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-14-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By dilanesp
There were extensive limitations on technology. ...

There were extensive limitations on technology.


I have read a bit about how Caliente did the 5-10 (the prototype for the Pick Six) in the 1950's. Essentially they did it all by hand, placing...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-14-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By dilanesp
I was making a joke about Gulfstream and...

I was making a joke about Gulfstream and timing....
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-14-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By dilanesp
Well, the clocks don't work very well at...

Well, the clocks don't work very well at Gulfstream.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-14-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,133
Posted By dilanesp
Unlikely, if you look at other sports. ...

Unlikely, if you look at other sports.

Technology improves over time. Today's FieldTurf is far more advanced than first generation Astroturf. Same with tennis hardcourts versus asphalt or wood,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 01-11-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By dilanesp
In 1973, Santa Anita took it out, as part of the...

In 1973, Santa Anita took it out, as part of the same reconfiguration that moved the training track into the infield. They built new barns where the chute was (just like Gulfstream did when they got...
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