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 on: Today at 10:35:11 AM 
Started by LUCPARK - Last post by stone162
Are u kidding me

Its freezing

My prediction..
Cubbies win .93 games



Maybe they will be as good as the Sox in 2013 when you said they would win 90 and win the division and they finished 63-99, the 3rd worst record in the league

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 on: Today at 10:27:58 AM 
Started by LUCPARK - Last post by LARRY TROTTER
BODOG has the under over win/loss 2015 season at 78 which i find just an great Over play ......

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 on: Today at 09:59:50 AM 
Started by harnesshero - Last post by its fritz
I didn't say moving a camera was going to change anything.
You're right about everything else.
The ship sailed for this game a long time ago.
Kids today don't want to wait 20 minutes between races to watch a horse lug a guy around in a cart. Too slow, not exciting enough for them.
The 11 AM thing wasn't for our gamblers, it was for those in France.
Since there is so much money flowing through there, the takeout could be lowered substantially, perhaps cut in half.
The racing operation is not supporting itself, so maybe lower takeout would mean more betting and they could recoup what they lose and perhaps generate more interest. Probably not, though..
I know you didn't.  I just lumped it in there with things that might be appreciated by those who still bet this stuff but in reality make no difference.

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 on: Today at 09:44:56 AM 
Started by harnesshero - Last post by TKs Skipper
The 11 am post time simulcast to France was a huge success. Just because the meadowlands didn't do it, doesn't make it meaningless.

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 on: Today at 09:41:42 AM 
Started by harnesshero - Last post by VicD
I didn't say moving a camera was going to change anything.
You're right about everything else.
The ship sailed for this game a long time ago.
Kids today don't want to wait 20 minutes between races to watch a horse lug a guy around in a cart. Too slow, not exciting enough for them.
The 11 AM thing wasn't for our gamblers, it was for those in France.
Since there is so much money flowing through there, the takeout could be lowered substantially, perhaps cut in half.
The racing operation is not supporting itself, so maybe lower takeout would mean more betting and they could recoup what they lose and perhaps generate more interest. Probably not, though..

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 on: Today at 09:14:40 AM 
Started by harnesshero - Last post by its fritz
If it doesn't make more money for them, they don't care. Period..
Anything that can be done to save the sport has long been established as things the industry is generally unwilling to do.  Lowering takeouts, worthwhile loyalty programs, taking drug testing/penalties/bearding seriously, basically anything that makes the gambler think the game is legitimate and puts money in his or her pocket.  You can putz around with camera angles, meet the drivers nights, forcing horses to race at 4, racing under saddle, 11am post times, and any other gimmick you can think of and it won't make one iota of a difference in the end.

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 on: Today at 09:00:11 AM 
Started by LUCPARK - Last post by happy hour
Cubs need a fast start.  Which they haven't had for a long while.  Pitching has to hold up to contend or looks at best .500 team which would be a improvement.  As a long time Cub fan it takes a lot to say but you have to admire the STL management for how they have put together a pitching staff over the past 15.  Always a contender.

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 on: Today at 08:58:49 AM 
Started by Mary Ann - Last post by Mary Ann
I don't know if they already have QH racing in KY. If they don't, I think they're going to have a tough time finding enough races to fill with just paints.

We had previously heard about Keeneland's plan for this track but it was connected to Instant Racing and being near Tennessee.

"The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's consent is an initial step forward in Keeneland's plan to purchase Thunder Ridge harness track and shift its license to build a quarter horse track in the Corbin area.

Keeneland Association executive Vince Gabbert said Tuesday the goal is to open live racing at the Corbin-area track in the summer of 2016. Keeneland also hopes to tap into the Tennessee market by offering the slot-like Instant Racing game at the proposed Corbin facility."

http://www.local8now.com/news/headlines/Keeneland-wins-approval-to-acquire-harness-track-284601191.html

I think this track might be more about Instant Racing than horse racing.

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 on: Today at 08:49:42 AM 
Started by Mohawk Emeritus - Last post by AndyA
I don't see Mubtaahij as a turf horse as someone said on the radio.  His grandsire is Dubai Millennium who is arguably the best horse of all time.  He had two races on the turf and they were nothing so you can toss those.  That makes him on the dirt (5-4-1-0).  I hear people on the radio saying he had a perfect trip in the UAE Derby.  Who cares.  He won.  He should not be penalized for a perfect trip. 

He took dirt in his face and he appears to have tactical speed.  I was very impressed.  This might be the year a horse from over there breaks the streak.

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 on: Today at 08:31:40 AM 
Started by Mary Ann - Last post by honest & balanced terry
Thanks, Terry.  I find this so interesting. 

Sure doesn't sound like an idea that would fly though.

I don't know if they already have QH racing in KY. If they don't, I think they're going to have a tough time finding enough races to fill with just paints.

There's a whole Paint Horse Racing Association:

http://racing.apha.com/

and the schedule of important events

http://racing.apha.com/calendar

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