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Old 07-22-2014, 07:33 PM   #91
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At this point maybe we should turn it into how many of the 9 you've been to; I've only seen 5 of the 9 and there are people on this board who've seen it all.

Enjoyed all 5 I attended (Belmont, Del Mar, Santa Anita, Gulfstream, Monmouth) but put me down as Belmont, only because that is where I attended the best race I've ever seen live.

June 10, 1978, right?
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:41 PM   #92
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June 10, 1978, right?
June 11, 1977
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:59 PM   #93
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Ok fine....then I will be the only. What a SHOCK, lol! Mine is the inner. I know part of that is imprinting. Grew up with a summer home in the Adirondacks, so going to Saratoga was being away from that. And always felt so darned hot compared to my mountain paradise. Yes, I complained, and the folks were appalled. Belmont was grand, but I always felt pooped by the finale having to cover so much more ground. The inner was a unique experience, where there were lots of, erm, "characters" and always was my fascination. You were there because you loved racing or just were a degenerate down on their luck, but could be observed safely in most instances. I got flashed there once, but it was a cool story to bring back The interplay between Cordero and the railbirds, love or hate, was always at its best there.
I too love the inner. Sadly, NYRA and resorts world shitino , decided they would tear down the grandstand. I was 6 years old when I stood by the finish line of the third floor grandstand. It was the best view of any horse track in north America. Now, the only people who can watch a race at aqueduct with a good view are the insanely stupid video game/slot players who go out for a cigarette and by accident realize there's a circle in front of them with horsies running around.

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Old 07-23-2014, 01:40 AM   #94
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1 ft erie
2 gulfstream
3 saratoga
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:04 AM   #95
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:31 PM   #96
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Fair Grounds was my favortite track until CDI took over, Keeneland is now my favorite track to spend the day.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:54 PM   #97
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The best tracks are not always the ones you think of. The most fun I have recently had a track was Columbus races in Nebraska last year. Noisy, lively crowd, just one hell of a fun evening.
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:12 PM   #98
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Saratoga was the best, now too many people.

Monmouth on a non-haskell day tops the list now.

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Old 07-25-2014, 04:02 PM   #99
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I always have a great time at Kentucky Downs during their live meet. Hanging out down by the finish line and paddock area is great. Also watching the last 2 races of the day go down the hill and into the turn as the sun sets is a beautiful sight. Good times there for many years.
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:26 PM   #100
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:31 PM   #101
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Saratoga was the best, now too many people.

Monmouth on a non-haskell day tops the list now.

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I was at the SPA today sitting in clubhouse seats. They were 3/4 empty. Attendance is on the decline ovef the last ten years.
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:54 PM   #102
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Saratoga was the best, now too many people.

"Nobody goes there any more, it's too crowded." - Yogi Berra

Sorry, couldn't help it!
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:51 PM   #103
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Finger Lakes is the most comfortable track I have ever been to.
Lots of good places to sit, plenty of table, and no matter where yo are, you have a good view of the entire track.

Toga is by far the most uncomfortable place I was ever at, including airports for overnight layovers. The only place you could see the whole race was on a TV, and the last two times I was there, they all wore pink cloths. I never went back and never will.
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Old 11-18-2020, 12:40 PM   #104
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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)
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Old 11-18-2020, 12:47 PM   #105
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i am going with Oaklawn myself (i like them because they don't have computer wagering picking the place apart and they deserve to be supported)
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