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Old 11-18-2020, 04:14 PM   #106
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Why wasn’t Keeneland on the list?
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Old 11-19-2020, 12:20 PM   #107
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I'm gonna say River Downs in it's heyday. Their was a really good Dixieland band roaming the stands with a fabulous trumpet player. Always enjoyed, was a Labor Day weekend trip for us for about 6 or 7 years running.

Saratoga and Kenneland, yes yes yes. Monmouth was ok too, and Oaklawn. Parx on PA Derby day, with a mummers band wandering is another great day to spend live. Santa Anita is picturesque and relaxing, and when I went to Del Mar and afterwards swam in the ocean, how can you top that?

Then again, there are some real boring clunkers. I have been to 60+ tracks.

In any event, I prefer live racing, but that's just me.
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Old 11-19-2020, 08:59 PM   #108
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Old 11-22-2020, 11:55 AM   #109
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Why wasn’t Keeneland on the list?
Good question. Pretty flawed survey, though it's been around since 2004.
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Old 11-24-2020, 01:54 AM   #110
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I’ve been to a lot of tracks, and there is no more comfortable place to spend a day off than AP. Yes, the surface is well past it’s intended lifespan, but the turf course is still the best in the country and Illinois’ horsemen are running a higher class horse than they should for the purses they get on it. Imagine (once you get the lay of the land) getting from your box to the paddock and back to the box in 2 minutes if you can navigate the escalators

If you can catch a nice spring day where they’re on the turf, Hawthorne is a fair bet on a well-maintained track. I’m looking forward to it getting a casino, sportsbook, the summer race dates, etc since I live 10 minutes away

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Old 11-24-2020, 09:09 AM   #111
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Los Alamitos evening quarter horse card… Just remember when you think you have it bad, you can go a lot lower
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Joking aside…

Use to love the summer meet @ the old Prescott Downs bullring. Head up for the weekend to get away from the heat in Phoenix.

Friday evening card @ Hollywood Park. Always booked a late flight out of LAX when in LA for business to catch the card & concert.
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Old 11-24-2020, 04:07 PM   #112
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Longacres without a doubt....There was something unique about that old place outside of "Do Dah." that made it special
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Old 11-27-2020, 08:39 PM   #113
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This poll is obviously very old, I voted Monmouth way back when. I'd probably change that to Oaklawn now.

I'd go this as my top 5:

Oaklawn
Del Mar
Saratoga
Monmouth
Remington

(I have yet to make it to Keeneland)
On the flip side:

I myself would vote for Keeneland

(I have yet to make it to Oaklawn)
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Old 11-30-2020, 09:48 AM   #114
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This poll is obviously very old, I voted Monmouth way back when. I'd probably change that to Oaklawn now.

I'd go this as my top 5:

Oaklawn
Del Mar
Saratoga
Monmouth
Remington

(I have yet to make it to Keeneland)
IMO, Monmouth is underrated generally. I'm a big fan of Max's Hotdogs.

If we are talking about gambling, I'd probably say

1. Keenland
2. Churchill
3. Oaklawn
4. Fair Grounds
5. CA Fairs

If we are talking about spending a day or longer, I haven't been to the CA Fairs or FG yet. So I'd probably say

1. Saratoga
2. Keeneland
3. Del Mar
4. Monmouth
5. Finger Lakes (yes I like the area and enjoyed my time there)
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Old 11-30-2020, 12:28 PM   #115
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i first started playing finger lakes in 88,after i got out of the marines-did alot of doubles at f-l & batavia downs at nite-f-l is about 45 min.away-i hpoe king como lets fans back -even my local otb is still closed
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Old 11-30-2020, 10:54 PM   #116
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This poll is obviously very old

Does that mean that it is too late to vote for Ak-Sar-Ben???
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Old 12-02-2020, 09:20 PM   #117
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Bottom line is that all tracks are great. I always had a ball bringing a lawn chair (with a few beers inside) and playing the races from the Northampton Fair infield.
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Old 12-04-2020, 02:01 PM   #118
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1. keeneland for the beauty and gentry
2. CD for the history and party type atmosphere
3. Oaklawn for the track surface, enthusiatic fans, and the water
4. GP just because of the location

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I agree with all of this and I actually chose Santa Anita. I've probably won the most at Saratoga, and I had my best Breeders Cup day ever on Saturday this year at Keeneland, but historically I've been brutalized at that location.
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Old 12-07-2020, 05:26 PM   #119
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Belmont in the spring
Aqueduct in the fall
Monmouth
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Old 12-08-2020, 05:37 PM   #120
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Good question. Pretty flawed survey, though it's been around since 2004.

Yeah, I know for a fact the guy was an idiot that made this survey.


I cannot believe I left Tampa Bay off the list.
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