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Old 09-29-2012, 11:37 AM   #106
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Doesn't Del Park have strict rules about stall space, horses on the grounds given preferential treatment, shippers( if a trainer has a horse on the grounds and races elsewhere, the horse cannot run at DP for 30 days or something)?
Seems to me the more restrictive a track is in trying to keep horses racing there, tends to actually run people off and want to race elsewhere.
Oh, with all the talk about slots inflated purses, if DP's are inflated, I'd hate to see what the purses would be without the casino play.
Christ there would not be a $10,000 purse for any field.
Believe back in the day Del's purses were $80k/day
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:02 PM   #107
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No Belmont tomorrow, 9-28, to keep the track in top condition for Saturday.
From what I hear, the rain was no worse than normal, and they probably could have ran yesterday. Seems like they really jumped the gun and wasted a raceday for nothing.

Racing on "wet" tracks is part of the game, and has been for as long as there has been racing on dirt. Except for dire circumstances, NYRA should let the horseplayer decide with their wallets if they wish to deal with the idiosyncricies that come along with playing wet tracks, not the other way around. There are plenty of other choices out there on a normal day.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:40 PM   #108
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From what I hear, the rain was no worse than normal, and they probably could have ran yesterday. Seems like they really jumped the gun and wasted a raceday for nothing.

Racing on "wet" tracks is part of the game, and has been for as long as there has been racing on dirt. Except for dire circumstances, NYRA should let the horseplayer decide with their wallets if they wish to deal with the idiosyncricies that come along with playing wet tracks, not the other way around. There are plenty of other choices out there on a normal day.
I don't have a problem with having the track in top shape for such a big day of racing. I really don't understand why losing a day is a big deal for anyone.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:26 PM   #109
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This is a byproduct of the games the state is playing. They want to exaggerate how NYRA is to blame for horse deaths at Aqueduct, well then, NYRA is going to play it super safe and cancel and cost the state some $$$.

Nobody should be complaining.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:35 PM   #110
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Playing games at the expense of their customers - great business model.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:12 PM   #111
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Playing games at the expense of their customers - great business model.
But really, canceling 24 hours in advance, what is the expense?
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:18 AM   #112
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People who bought PPs ahead of time, people who took the day off make a three-day weekend out of it....people who drove or flew in for a big weekend.
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I don't have a problem with having the track in top shape for such a big day of racing. I really don't understand why losing a day is a big deal for anyone.
Then NYRA shouldn't race the day before a "major event" day. And I agree with PA... sounds like NYRA was playing "safe" with Cuomo breathing down their neck.
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i have no idea why, Zia was canceled today
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Then NYRA shouldn't race the day before a "major event" day. And I agree with PA... sounds like NYRA was playing "safe" with Cuomo breathing down their neck.
Cuomo is going to do what he is going to do no matter what the current management of NYRA does. NYRA should run the business as they see fit as long as they can. Nothing they do now is going to save their jobs. At this point they are just biding time til the axe falls.
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i have no idea why, Zia was canceled today
Poor track condition due to heavy rain on Friday and Saturday. They cancelled again today.

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2011 Cancellations

It used to be fairly easy to find cancellations for previous years on the Equibase site. I may be staring it in the face but I've looked into every logical and semi-logical link and I cannot find them. Specifically I'm looking for 2011. Does anyone know where I can find that?
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:11 PM   #118
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People who bought PPs ahead of time, people who took the day off make a three-day weekend out of it....people who drove or flew in for a big weekend.
All 334 of them?
Seriously, if NYRA gave a day's notice that Friday's races would be cancelled, that is plenty of notice.
The track was not closed. Simulcast wagering was available.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:01 AM   #119
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It used to be fairly easy to find cancellations for previous years on the Equibase site. I may be staring it in the face but I've looked into every logical and semi-logical link and I cannot find them.
Ditto here. Noticed it quite awhile back. Looks like they've disappeared everything but the recent year. Not good.
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Another canceled card at Delaware due to small fields. Wednesday 10/24.
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