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Old 08-11-2022, 10:37 PM   #211
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Another bad day for Trevor. Race 3 and 7 and 8.
He's had a tough meet, you would have hoped the hiccups would have been minimized by now, a few weeks in.
Could this be Trevor's last meet?
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Old 08-17-2022, 10:36 AM   #212
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Frank Mirahmadi will be in the booth the next two days at Toga.
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Old 08-17-2022, 11:29 AM   #213
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That NEVER happened. You are incorrect.

A new Fair Manager and Fair Board had been hired at Santa Rosa.

The announcer's job was re-opened for bidding. Those of us interested were told to write a letter explaining why we were best suited for the job.
Vic is basically the Joe Buck of horse racing. Very talented but incredibly insecure. I wish we could find another sport where one of the top people in the field is bickering and fighting with randoms on the Internet. What a weird human being.
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Old 08-17-2022, 11:30 AM   #214
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bickering and fighting with randoms on the Internet.
You write this as if it's a bad thing.
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Old 08-17-2022, 12:11 PM   #215
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Vic is basically the Joe Buck of horse racing. Very talented but incredibly insecure. I wish we could find another sport where one of the top people in the field is bickering and fighting with randoms on the Internet. What a weird human being.
I stopped bickering and fighting long ago.

And it's been even longer since I called anybody weird or insecure.

However, if you feel the need to tell people what you think of me.

Have at it.
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Old 08-17-2022, 12:28 PM   #216
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I stopped bickering and fighting long ago.

And it's been even longer since I called anybody weird or insecure.

However, if you feel the need to tell people what you think of me.

Have at it.
Why would anyone think Vic is weird or insecure? He literally calls himself “ the goof on the roof “.

Anyway he makes my top 5 race callers of all time list. Always enjoyed his calls at HP and especially now at Oaklawn.

BTW How come we don’t ever hear Frank Mirahmadi doing is impressions throughout the races ? Is it because most of them would be unfamiliar to today’s audience ? His Marv Albert was spot on.
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Old 08-17-2022, 12:39 PM   #217
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Why would anyone think Vic is weird or insecure? He literally calls himself “ the goof on the roof “.

Anyway he makes my top 5 race callers of all time list. Always enjoyed his calls at HP and especially now at Oaklawn.

BTW How come we don’t ever hear Frank Mirahmadi doing is impressions throughout the races ? Is it because most of them would be unfamiliar to today’s audience ? His Marv Albert was spot on.
Top 5 all time. That's rarified air Bob. Don't know if it's deserved. But thanks.

I don't THINK I'm weird or insecure. But I suppose it's possible. Tina would probably side with CASTAWAY.

There was a time when I was 1000% more confrontational on these forums. I did that because I thought it was fun to mix it up.

I quickly found out people take things MUCH MORE seriously than me and toned it down.

Now I try to be a voice of reason and explanation. 45 years into this wacky sport has taught me quite a bit and I love sharing those experiences.

FYI speaking of rating announcers. A Worldwide pool ranking announcers was recently released. I was voted the 2nd best announcer ever......

All the others tied for 1st!
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Old 08-17-2022, 01:21 PM   #218
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FYI speaking of rating announcers. A Worldwide pool ranking announcers was recently released. I was voted the 2nd best announcer ever......

All the others tied for 1st!
You had me going. I was wondering who the heck is better than Vic? In the end, I was just glad you didn't tell us that it was some guy yelling, "Here comes Markey!"
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Larry is still around from time to time. He got past a very serious health scare and fills in at times. I've heard him at Freehold, The Big M, and I think Parx within the last few years.

Is Larry still around? He was the only reason why I would bet Freehold.

I hope Larry is is still with us!
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Old 08-18-2022, 09:29 AM   #220
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You had me going. I was wondering who the heck is better than Vic? In the end, I was just glad you didn't tell us that it was some guy yelling, "Here comes Markey!"
In the 1970's, there was a TV Guide poll for best and worst sportscasters. Howard Cosell finished first in both polls.
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Old 08-18-2022, 07:04 PM   #221
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Sounds like Frank is calling Saratoga today. Watching online.
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Old 08-18-2022, 09:54 PM   #222
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BTW How come we don’t ever hear Frank Mirahmadi doing is impressions throughout the races ? Is it because most of them would be unfamiliar to today’s audience ? His Marv Albert was spot on.
He's talked about that in some of his interviews - he's given up doing that almost entirely. I believe he said when he first got the Monmouth gig that one of the people involved in the hiring said something to the effect of the fans who were attending expect a nice straightforward call.

I've also heard him mention what you pointed out - the ones he's most known for are a little dated.
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Old 08-19-2022, 01:02 AM   #223
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Frank Mirahmadi will be in the booth the next two days at Toga.

Ah, I had definitely heard him call before but didn't know the name. I think he's excellent.
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Old 08-19-2022, 09:38 AM   #224
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Ah, I had definitely heard him call before but didn't know the name. I think he's excellent.
I don't think he's as good as Collmus, but he's absolutely very good, and if NYRA thinks it should have a top announcer again, hiring Frank M would be a very good way to undo some of what they did when they unloaded Collmus to save money.
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I don't think he's as good as Collmus, but he's absolutely very good, and if NYRA thinks it should have a top announcer again, hiring Frank M would be a very good way to undo some of what they did when they unloaded Collmus to save money.
NYRA's been accused of LOTS of things by you and others over the years here.

BEING FRUGAL isn't one of them.

In fact, many times, it's been just the opposite, especially when it came to executive or big name compensation.

Why the sudden turnaround, do you think? I mean, assuming what you're saying is actually accurate.
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