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by Rick1323
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 868
Views: 37366

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I don't follow racing like I used to, but it is the TC season, and Finger Lakes is open, so I want to add my 2 cents as someone who was around in the pre Lasix days. It wasn't pretty, especially on hot summer days. At a low end track like FL, many horses were here because they were bleeders. Trainer...
by Rick1323
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 868
Views: 37366

Re: Santa Anita 2019

for those of us who remember the pre Lasix days, this will be difficult at best, especially in hot weather. it will mean some horses can only run a very limited schedule, and some wont be able to run at all. in any case, it will hurt field size, something they can ill afford.......
by Rick1323
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 derby prep races.
Replies: 75
Views: 6269

Re: 2019 derby prep races.

Somnambulist wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:34 pm
There just aren't many races that I have witnessed the rise and fall of in my life. After 20 years of following this game am I finally a veteran?
I have to remind myself that you are no longer that horse cray kid. I think by now you have torn up enough tickets to be considered a veteran.
by Rick1323
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Ken Ramsey
Replies: 30
Views: 3221

Re: Ken Ramsey

Con men come in all shapes, sizes and ages. But he has been good for the game and I wish him well......
by Rick1323
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: What if we had a National Racing Czar?
Replies: 53
Views: 8446

Re: What if we had a National Racing Czar?

It is post time and the horses are a quarter miles from the gate, in Florida make that a half mile. The serious betting has just begun, the 4-1 odds you thought you were getting just dropped to even money. Maybe 5 minutes after post time they load. Horses go off and half way through the race you se...
by Rick1323
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Graded Stakes
Replies: 24
Views: 3524

Re: 2019 Graded Stakes

If race tracks would establish some solid criteria for entry into Grade 1 races, they would be naturally reduced to realistic levels. But fans hate 3 or 4 horse fields. So they round them out with horses off minor stakes, or even allowance wins. When you cheapen your criteria, you cheapen the sport.
by Rick1323
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: What if we had a National Racing Czar?
Replies: 53
Views: 8446

Re: What if we had a National Racing Czar?

It is post time and the horses are a quarter miles from the gate, in Florida make that a half mile. The serious betting has just begun, the 4-1 odds you thought you were getting just dropped to even money. Maybe 5 minutes after post time they load. Horses go off and half way through the race you se...
by Rick1323
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 219
Views: 32396

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

I argued this earlier in the thread, a few weeks ago. There are ample opportunities for connections to select where and when a horse runs to maximilze his Gr1 win chances. That flexibility doesn't exist for a Triple Crown, and thus it will always be the most difficult of challenges. A curse and a b...
by Rick1323
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: What if we had a National Racing Czar?
Replies: 53
Views: 8446

Re: What if we had a National Racing Czar?

It is post time and the horses are a quarter miles from the gate, in Florida make that a half mile. The serious betting has just begun, the 4-1 odds you thought you were getting just dropped to even money. Maybe 5 minutes after post time they load. Horses go off and half way through the race you see...
by Rick1323
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 219
Views: 32396

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

"There’s no timetable you can employ at will. The Triple Crown dates are set in stone, three races in a five weeks, period. You can’t pick and choose." Bob Baffert makes a point. You can't pick and choose. [snip] I argued this earlier in the thread, a few weeks ago. There are ample opportunities fo...
by Rick1323
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 868
Views: 37366

Re: Santa Anita 2019

They need to fill some gates. I hope this helps.....
by Rick1323
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 219
Views: 32396

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

On a related note, this weeks Sports Illustrated has a story on Justify. A well written piece that covers his 112 day career. It should have been titled "Home run hitters get all the chicks"......
by Rick1323
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 219
Views: 32396

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/No_debate_here_Justify_lands_spot_on_ESPNs_Dominant_20_list_123# Justify lands on ESPN's dominant 20 list-- Accelerate ain't there Point being: the triple crown is a very big deal When it comes to horse racing, ESPN reminds me of my local newspaper. They look ...
by Rick1323
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 219
Views: 32396

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

sorry that is just so much speculation. in any horse racing season a horse runs against the horses who show up. He won the triple crown- please tell me who the hell Seattle Slew beat in the triple crown races? Sanhedrin? I love Seattle Slew and he is a great horse and he is a great horse in great p...
by Rick1323
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 219
Views: 32396

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

And I still maintain that he would not have won any recent Preaknesses with that performance. The Belmont and Derby are substantially more arguable; I certainly think he would have won all or most of the second-tier Belmonts (i.e. years besides 2015, 2007, and 2005) with that same trip. Probably a ...
by Rick1323
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Saratoga Good Idea!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1860

Re: Saratoga Good Idea!?

thinair wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:27 pm
Rick1323 wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:21 pm
I hope this is a one year exception to allow the hockey rink to be built. While Mondays are quiet, it is the one day of the week that allows leisurely activities like multiple trips to the paddock, or a trip to the rail to watch a race.
It was an inaccurate report regardless.
Thanks
by Rick1323
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Saratoga Good Idea!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1860

Re: Saratoga Good Idea!?

I hope this is a one year exception to allow the hockey rink to be built. While Mondays are quiet, it is the one day of the week that allows leisurely activities like multiple trips to the paddock, or a trip to the rail to watch a race.
by Rick1323
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 219
Views: 32396

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Put Justify against any other crop of the last 20 years and he would be lucky to win one TC race. He is a very good horse who was born in the right year..................
by Rick1323
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Uh, Wrona was just fired
Replies: 70
Views: 9788

Re: Uh, Wrona was just fired

Enough with mumble mouth accents. I haven't fully understood a So Cal call in 20 years.....an American, any American......racing is hard enough.
by Rick1323
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Travers 2018
Replies: 79
Views: 8254

Re: Travers 2018

August is almost over. Are any of these 3YOs going to run a big fig?.......I think the 104 is the best for the year?