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stark
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:03 am

Daily question....

On or Off the turf?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
stark
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:04 am

Saturday's G1 Diana.....

Chad Brown has a heckuva chance!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:20 pm

stark wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:04 am
Saturday's G1 Diana.....

Chad Brown has a heckuva chance!
Yeah, I'd say so. :lol:

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:29 pm

stark wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:03 am
Daily question....

On or Off the turf?
Thunderstorms likely Friday, Saturday and Sunday look nice -- as do Monday and Tuesday, which figures because both are dark. Rain returns Thursday. It's the same old song....
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:05 am

It's not just a day-to-day thing to monitor, it's actually race-to-race.
Friday
Race 2 OFF the turf
Race 3 ON the turf
Race 6 OFF the turf
Race 7 OFF the turf
Race 9 ON the turf
Race 10 OFF the turf
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:11 am

stark wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:05 am
It's not just a day-to-day thing to monitor, it's actually race-to-race.
Friday
Race 2 OFF the turf
Race 3 ON the turf
Race 6 OFF the turf
Race 7 OFF the turf
Race 9 ON the turf
Race 10 OFF the turf


Ohh, then there's this too to deal with if you handicapped last night....

Scratches....
2nd - 1-2-3-4-5-8-12...
3rd- 2...
6th - 7-8-9-10-11-12...
7th - 1-2-4-7-8-10-11-12...
8th - 3-5...
10th - 1-4-6-7-9-10-11-12-13-16.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:35 pm

First-time starter Vast (Lea-Enth-Seeking the Gold) wins today. Family of Special, etc.
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:00 pm

middleground wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:35 pm
First-time starter Vast (Lea-Enth-Seeking the Gold) wins today. Family of Special, etc.
https://twitter.com/TVG/status/1149767192180736000
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:18 pm

Any amateur photographs of the backstretch and beyond are much appreciated here.
Always enjoyed the passionate photos Ballerina provided.
Thanks in advance.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:53 pm

Any word on the horse that fell right at the line in race 10 yesterday (Friday)?
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:28 pm

Della wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Any word on the horse that fell right at the line in race 10 yesterday (Friday)?
Unfortunately, Fight Night was euthanized.

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:30 pm

Della wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Any word on the horse that fell right at the line in race 10 yesterday (Friday)?
Sad to report that Fight Night was euthanized on the track after the 10th race yesterday for a catastrophic ankle break. 3 yo filly by Alpha who had raced twice earlier this year at Santa Anita. Javier Castellano was shook up but okay. I read that he may make a statement today. He wouldn't yesterday.
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:35 pm

Thanks, WarBiscuit and Old Bones. That's sad news, indeed. Could not have been more in the public eye for the anti-racing people to get started.
RIP Fight Night. Hope Javier is OK.
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:22 pm

RE: Saturday's planned cancellation.....

For those of you that live in it, is the weather really that bad compared to prior years or is it possible that the industry is being extremely cautious in favor of horse welfare?

thanks.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:32 pm

To quote Mark Twain, Saturday will be "hot enough to melt brass doorknobs" and I'm sure the industry is being especially careful these days. Better safe than sorry is the new credo in TB racing. Always should have been.

I'll be extremely curious to see how Monmouth handles this situation on their very biggest day of the year. Tough decision for them...

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Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:09 pm

stark wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:22 pm
RE: Saturday's planned cancellation.....

For those of you that live in it, is the weather really that bad compared to prior years or is it possible that the industry is being extremely cautious in favor of horse welfare?

thanks.
People forget how oppressive the humidity is. Walking from the car to the front door, my hands were damp from the humidity. Anything you take outside starts to sweat.

It's oppressive and I'm not even in the worst of it. I can't actively remember the last time a stretch of a few days was this bad.
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:02 pm

I live 20 minutes from Monmouth and am 5 blocks from the beach. They are kidding themselves...a WSW wind is NOT an “ocean breeze” .
I work with horses, care for all on the farm, and would NOT saddle one of my 2 in this heat and humidity. All points warning from my town, also
I have Haskell tickets and firmly believe they should follow suit and err on the side of caution with the industry under a microscope
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:03 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:32 pm
To quote Mark Twain, Saturday will be "hot enough to melt brass doorknobs" and I'm sure the industry is being especially careful these days. Better safe than sorry is the new credo in TB racing. Always should have been.

I'll be extremely curious to see how Monmouth handles this situation on their very biggest day of the year. Tough decision for them...

WarBiscuit
It's supposed to be even hotter in Oceanport than it will be in Saratoga Springs -- high 90s both places. And Sunday shapes up as the hottest day of the heat wave. That's when triple digits will be likely. Monmouth will take a huge financial hit, but the right thing to do would be to cancel and bring back the Haskell later in the week.
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:19 pm

TVG is part of the big promotion around the Haskell.

As part of its summer celebration of its 20th anniversary, TVG, America's horse racing network and industry-leading advanced-deposit wagering platform, will be counting down the network's Top 20 moments from the past 20 years this Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20.
The company will also unveil a new upscale race and simulcast viewing area at Monmouth Park this weekend, the TVG Lounge, as part of its title sponsorship of the Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational, the perennial highlight of Monmouth Park's live racing season, which will be run on Saturday, July 20.
The TVG Lounge, featuring HD flat screens, seating and charging stations will be open to race-day patrons on Haskell Day and for the remainder of the Monmouth Park summer meet. The TVG Lounge is located inside the lower level of the Monmouth Park Clubhouse.
TVG will be broadcasting all of the races from Monmouth Park on Saturday as part of its coast-to-coast coverage with Scott Hazelton, Caton Bredar, Tom Cassidy, Matt Carothers and Gabby Gaudet reporting live from New Jersey. The TVG.com Haskell Invitational is also part of the Breeders' Cup “Win and You're In” Challenge series.

Read more: https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the- ... o-decades/

TVG's head honchos, of all people, should understand what a disaster it will be for the sport if ANY horse suffers some calamity due to running in those conditions. Everyone may take a financial hit, but I agree that losing $$$ would be better than what racing will lose if ANYTHING goes wrong that day. :(
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:00 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:19 pm
TVG is part of the big promotion around the Haskell.

As part of its summer celebration of its 20th anniversary, TVG, America's horse racing network and industry-leading advanced-deposit wagering platform, will be counting down the network's Top 20 moments from the past 20 years this Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20.
The company will also unveil a new upscale race and simulcast viewing area at Monmouth Park this weekend, the TVG Lounge, as part of its title sponsorship of the Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational, the perennial highlight of Monmouth Park's live racing season, which will be run on Saturday, July 20.
The TVG Lounge, featuring HD flat screens, seating and charging stations will be open to race-day patrons on Haskell Day and for the remainder of the Monmouth Park summer meet. The TVG Lounge is located inside the lower level of the Monmouth Park Clubhouse.
TVG will be broadcasting all of the races from Monmouth Park on Saturday as part of its coast-to-coast coverage with Scott Hazelton, Caton Bredar, Tom Cassidy, Matt Carothers and Gabby Gaudet reporting live from New Jersey. The TVG.com Haskell Invitational is also part of the Breeders' Cup “Win and You're In” Challenge series.

Read more: https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the- ... o-decades/

TVG's head honchos, of all people, should understand what a disaster it will be for the sport if ANY horse suffers some calamity due to running in those conditions.
Everyone may take a financial hit, but I agree that losing $$$ would be better than what racing will lose if ANYTHING goes wrong that day. :(
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