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Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By dilanesp
And people wonder why the sport is dying. ...

And people wonder why the sport is dying.

This is why the only TC attempt I really rooted hard for was Funny Cide.
Forum: General Racing Discussion Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,601
Posted By dilanesp
The guy has played several roles in this sport...

The guy has played several roles in this sport (racecaller, handicapper, agent, tv host, steward) and has done all of then well.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-19-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,221
Posted By dilanesp
You are completely right. If y'all know about...

You are completely right. If y'all know about baseball, Pimlico is like Ebbetts Field- completely hemmed in to cramped dimensions by the shape of the property and the neighborhood location.
...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-19-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,221
Posted By dilanesp
We're at 15.43 percent according to the Racing...

We're at 15.43 percent according to the Racing Form.

http://www.publichandicapper.com/takeout.cfm

It should also be listed on the CHRB-17 forms filed by the tracks, but I can't seem to find...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 06-18-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,820
Posted By dilanesp
Certainly, that evidence that the...

Certainly, that evidence that the Dosage/Experimental people who were extremely influential in the 1980's (Steven Roman, Leon Rasmussen, etc.), were dead wrong.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 06-18-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By dilanesp
Back in the day, Assault was still running at 7...

Back in the day, Assault was still running at 7 and Citation at 5, which was how Noor managed to beat 2 triple crown years in the same year (1950).
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 06-18-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,774
Posted By dilanesp
Would only that all the people who pay attention...

Would only that all the people who pay attention to all the stock market gurus in America ask thask's same question....
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-18-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,221
Posted By dilanesp
Here's the problem. In economics there's...

Here's the problem. In economics there's something called a "natural monopoly". This happens when it doesn't make any economic sense given the conditions of the market for there to be a second...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-18-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,221
Posted By dilanesp
The only reason we shouldn't end racing in...

The only reason we shouldn't end racing in California is because Del Mar is still reasonably profitable and Santa Anita is marginally profitable. I.e., we still have enough fans to occasionally fill...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 06-18-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,562
Posted By dilanesp
Here's a monkey wrench that I remember from when...

Here's a monkey wrench that I remember from when I made my own figures. Due to the limited use of the turf course, the bottom of the barrel was often a much higher claiming price than on the dirt....
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-18-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,221
Posted By dilanesp
+1

+1
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 06-18-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By dilanesp
Yeah. My CD source says they have a huge...

Yeah. My CD source says they have a huge marketing campaign around it as a Saturday night at the races and it is their biggest moneymaker of the entire year other than Derby/Oaks week.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-18-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,212
Posted By dilanesp
And the problem is the stewards don't investigate...

And the problem is the stewards don't investigate and set down jockeys and trainers nearly as much as they should for failing to make a reasonable effort to win.

It seems to me that you can argue...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-18-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,221
Posted By dilanesp
If this is true, the sport is basically dead with...

If this is true, the sport is basically dead with the only three exceptions being perhaps an elite circuit of TC/BC style racing, a few "vacation" tracks, and slot-supported tracks.

Because when...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-18-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,221
Posted By dilanesp
I think Northern California, with Silicon Valley...

I think Northern California, with Silicon Valley and San Francisco, would do just fine without us
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 06-18-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,562
Posted By dilanesp
Those look like Preaknesses

Those look like Preaknesses
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-17-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,601
Posted By dilanesp
Considering how much work and math is required,...

Considering how much work and math is required, very few people are. :)
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 06-17-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,153
Posted By dilanesp
The post I was responded to used the term all...

The post I was responded to used the term all time great.
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 06-17-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,153
Posted By dilanesp
Omaha's Euro form is, basically, wildly...

Omaha's Euro form is, basically, wildly inconsistent. It's really hard to evaluate. If he had gone back there and won a bunch of races I would feel differently.
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 06-17-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,153
Posted By dilanesp
It proves they are legends, which is different...

It proves they are legends, which is different than all time greats.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-17-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,221
Posted By dilanesp
The sport is contracting. What your analysis...

The sport is contracting.

What your analysis overlooks is how much money would be being lost if all those tracks stayed open.

The simulcasting model concentrates handle in a few tracks. Unless...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 06-15-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,153
Posted By dilanesp
I definitely don't think Sir Barton or Omaha is...

I definitely don't think Sir Barton or Omaha is an all time great.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-15-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,221
Posted By dilanesp
Arizona horsemen have lower costs. So do New...

Arizona horsemen have lower costs. So do New Mexico.

And the assumption is that fewer races = bigger fields.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-15-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,221
Posted By dilanesp
1. BM, the dirt track up there, didn't even...

1. BM, the dirt track up there, didn't even manage to last as long as GGF. Tapeta has probably helped save the NCal circuit.

2. The main problem is a shortage of horses, resulting in small...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 06-15-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,562
Posted By dilanesp
That is circular. How can we determine if...

That is circular. How can we determine if sprinters are better? One answer would be what happens when they change distances and race head to head, but you seem to have rejected that method.
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