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Old 07-16-2017, 03:02 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by thaskalos View Post
Weren't the claiming races DOMINATING the racecards back when the game was in its hey-day? I recall reading Ainslie 30 years ago...when he called the claiming races, the competent player's "bread and butter".

IMO...the game's steep decline is due to entirely different reasons.
I don't know about the insider part, but today's claiming races barely resemble those of 30 years ago. There are too many conditions, there is no longer "jail" time, and the purses far outweigh the claiming tags. Noe of these things are bettor friendly at all.

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