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Old 06-11-2022, 02:42 PM   #1
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Belmont Crowd

It looks empty there, no? I know there’s no triple crown, but usually there’s still a pretty good crowd on Belmont day
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Old 06-11-2022, 03:48 PM   #2
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Personally I can only put up with five hours of a large crowd. If I were going, I'd be arriving in about a half hour.
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Old 06-11-2022, 04:19 PM   #3
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Well NBC hosts and analysists didnt even show up so hard to blame the casual fan.
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Old 06-11-2022, 04:46 PM   #4
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Looks like the crowd is starting to come in with the apron shot I just saw of the Jaipur post parade...
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Old 06-11-2022, 05:44 PM   #5
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Sounds like a lot of people not interested in the under card. They just want to see, or be able to say they saw, the Belmont.
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Whenever I attended the Stakes, there would always be people streaming into the track midway through the card and into the later races...yes there is a sizable faction that only shows up for the marquee event...
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...yes there is a sizable faction that only shows up for the marquee event...
...getting there in time to be seen!
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Sounds like a lot of people not interested in the under card. They just want to see, or be able to say they saw, the Belmont.
To be fair, it is essentially a nine hour long event.
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To be fair, it is essentially a nine hour long event.
It's only two hours on NBC, and you can tune out most of that as hot air. The company is better here, and the beer is a lot cheaper.
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Old 06-11-2022, 07:18 PM   #10
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Didn't they shrink the public areas at Belmont as part of the construction of the new arena? I think I heard the official maximum capacity of Belmont is down to 50,000, at least until they do planned renovations.

EDIT: i found the story on this:

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac...nt-renovations

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Old 06-11-2022, 08:04 PM   #11
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To be fair, it is essentially a nine hour long event.
And it started before McDonads breakfast was over.

Too many races.
Would have made three nice racing days, maybe four, starting with the MET OM MEMORIAL DAY WHERE IT BELONGS.
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And it started before McDonads breakfast was over.

Too many races.
Would have made three nice racing days, maybe four, starting with the MET OM MEMORIAL DAY WHERE IT BELONGS.
I am sure NYRA (and other tracks) have run the numbers and they make more money this way.
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I am sure NYRA (and other tracks) have run the numbers and they make more money this way.
I'm sure that is true and I don't give shit.
My job is customer and not their finances.
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Old 06-11-2022, 08:43 PM   #14
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NBC doesn’t help. Should not be an hour between races.
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Old 06-13-2022, 03:13 PM   #15
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Looked like around 35k to me. Did the weather forecast keep the attendance down?
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