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Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 07-09-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Thomas Roulston
And about 20 seconds after I posted this thread I...

And about 20 seconds after I posted this thread I knew that it should have been posted in the General Racing Discussion forum instead.

But when the Breeders' Cup was held at Woodbine in 1996,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-09-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By Thomas Roulston
And back in 1982 the dumb pollsters were so mad...

And back in 1982 the dumb pollsters were so mad at Clemson that they denied an undefeated SMU team the national championship.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-09-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,731
Posted By Thomas Roulston
We lost Churchill Downs?

We lost Churchill Downs?
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-09-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 875
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Agree 100% - and this is why they need to bring...

Agree 100% - and this is why they need to bring back the Aqueduct summer meet, last held in 1976. Otherwise they wasted money in reverting the Inner Dirt Track to a turf course - plus they need to...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-09-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Remember the good old days of F.I.G.S.? They...

Remember the good old days of F.I.G.S.? They reckoned 1 mile 70 yards as "8.32 furlongs." Perhaps the solution is to take the listed distance, add the run-up, and express the result in a decimal...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-09-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,136
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Hunting Horn had his shot - first-time Lasix, and...

Hunting Horn had his shot - first-time Lasix, and he still only managed third.

As for Analyze It, he might be better off pointed for the BC Mile.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-09-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Thomas Roulston
The extinction of racing in New England has been...

The extinction of racing in New England has been so sad: Narragansett Park. Lincoln Downs. Green Mountain. Rockingham Park. And now, after this year, Suffolk Downs.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-09-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,135
Posted By Thomas Roulston
NYRA Cuts Winner's Share Of Purse

And just think: For the longest time, NYRA stuck to a 65% winner's share (65-20-10-5) before cutting it to 60% (60-22-12-6) in the 1960s.

The change will take effect with the opening of the...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-09-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 175,960
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Whitmore definitely should have come down in the...

Whitmore definitely should have come down in the 7th race at Belmont on 7/7 (how's that for symmetry!). His actions clearly cost Shaft of Light a placing (and it did matter in the purse); then...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-03-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,621
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Maybe they should bring back the Aqueduct summer...

Maybe they should bring back the Aqueduct summer meet. I remember those epic battles among Foolish Pleasure, Forego, and Lord Rebeau at Aqueduct in the mid-'70s (1976 was the last year the Aqueduct...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-03-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 940
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Every distance on the turf at the Fair Grounds is...

Every distance on the turf at the Fair Grounds is listed as "About" the stated distance - and presumably "about" means "more than" in every case (no way could "about 7 1/2 furlongs" on the turf be...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 07-03-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 940
Posted By Thomas Roulston
The last thing you want is an extremely wide move...

The last thing you want is an extremely wide move on (either) turn at Los Al - because the turns there are brutally tight!
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 07-03-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Thomas Roulston
The 16-Horse Queen's Plate

Dubai has 16-horse gates - so why don't the USA and Canada have them? And wouldn't 15- and 16-horse fields mean more handle, meaning that sooner or later purchasing the gates would pay for itself?
...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 07-03-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By Thomas Roulston
In the 1963 D.C. International, one horse's owner...

In the 1963 D.C. International, one horse's owner was listed as "Hungarian Government" and another "U.S.S.R." The Hungarian horse, whose name escapes me at the moment, finished seventh I believe (in...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-19-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,731
Posted By Thomas Roulston
You're right about older white people, but not...

You're right about older white people, but not younger whites, who in New York City are perfectly willing to live in Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and the South Bronx.

As for Pimlico, its track...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-18-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,731
Posted By Thomas Roulston
It looks as if certain unnamed people at Golden...

It looks as if certain unnamed people at Golden Gate Fields are wielding the same "nuclear option" as certain unnamed people at Colonial Downs did - and we all saw how that turned out: A beautiful,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-18-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,603
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Short meetings might be good - since if that's...

Short meetings might be good - since if that's what happens, all the turf races can stay on the turf, even if there is so much rain as to make the turf course "heavy" - and that means no more four-...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-18-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Thanks for the link (and I gave you a vote up for...

Thanks for the link (and I gave you a vote up for it) - but that's crazy that they don't load the gate from the outside in, as Belmont does at 1 1/4 miles on the dirt.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-18-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,731
Posted By Thomas Roulston
After losing Bay Meadows, no way can NoCal afford...

After losing Bay Meadows, no way can NoCal afford to lose Golden Gate Fields.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-18-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Questions on 1 1/16 Mile Synthetic Races At Arlington

Do they really go directly into the first turn?

Is there really a 150-foot run-up as Equibase says?

Do they actually scratch down to 8-horse fields?

How much do they place the starters off...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-18-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Maybe IR will be aimed for the No Longer...

Maybe IR will be aimed for the No Longer Breeders' Cup Marathon.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 06-18-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By Thomas Roulston
I'm waiting for them to run a 1 7/16-mile race...

I'm waiting for them to run a 1 7/16-mile race out of that nub chute. They have already run 3 1/2-furlong races out of it.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 06-17-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,221
Posted By Thomas Roulston
It is worth nothing that of these two 21st...

It is worth nothing that of these two 21st Century Triple Crown winners, one had a Dosage Index above 4.00, and the other was unraced as a 2-year-old.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 06-17-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,137
Posted By Thomas Roulston
Play Fellow's name was originally Bye Ear Dear;...

Play Fellow's name was originally Bye Ear Dear; the name was changed before the horse actually started.

Late-'70s Silky Sullivan NYRA runalike Framarco was originally named Tivoli - and did run...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 06-17-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,508
Posted By Thomas Roulston
It does make sense that, after the long run-up...

It does make sense that, after the long run-up for the dirt mile (172 feet), the run-ups for the longer two-turn dirt races taper off steadily after that.

By the way, the run-up at 1 1/16 miles on...
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