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« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2007, 07:06:04 PM »

Geez, I hate the guy at Tampa.  I guess it's all a matter of opinion.
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« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2007, 07:20:55 PM »

Ooooh Grunder --- had I thought of him while I was typing my list, he'd have gone under the "don't likes", right near the top.  Too shrill, high pitched. A Georgeff wannabe but with even a higer voice.  Accurate? Probably, but by the half-mile pole my ears are bleeding so I hit the "mute" button and wait for the TVG or HRTV guys to tell me who won over the streetch run replay.

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« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2007, 07:25:55 PM »

He always has to tell you the jockey.  Who in the F cares.  We bet on the horses, not the jocks.  Enormously annoying.
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« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2007, 06:19:43 AM »

While people are polarized on Wrona, love him or hate him, I think the market has spoken on Vic Stauffer. He calls Hollywood, and Gulfstream.

And it's just crazy to think he's better than Trevor Denman - please.

Kevin Goemmer was better than Dooley.
Do you homework Stauffer was not calling Gulfstream this year they 86'd him. The late Goemmer was good, but not in the same class with JGD. When your calling Arlington and Fairgrounds two top tracks you must be pretty dam good. Denman is just annoying "And a way they go"
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« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2007, 07:00:33 AM »

i have always liked luke at both Turf Paradise and Churchill
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« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2007, 07:24:52 AM »

Do you homework Stauffer was not calling Gulfstream this year they 86'd him. The late Goemmer was good, but not in the same class with JGD. When your calling Arlington and Fairgrounds two top tracks you must be pretty dam good. Denman is just annoying "And a way they go"

Arlington and the FG are the equivalent of Gulfstream and Hollywood?

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« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2007, 07:54:22 AM »

He always has to tell you the jockey.  Who in the F cares.  We bet on the horses, not the jocks.  Enormously annoying.
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The great majority of newcomers to the track pay attention to jockeys. I even occasionally make bets solely on trainer-jockey-track relations. I think this is good for the neophytes; all of my friends, most of whom make it to the races maybe twice a year, know who Earlie and Day and Guidry and Rene are.

Re: his high voice, yeah that is irritating. But he provides good information (when he's not calling the jockey), and that is important to me when I hear a call. Also, he's got a lot of enthusiasm--I prefer to watch futbol on the Mexican station when the world cup is on.
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« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2007, 08:37:43 AM »

Arlington and the FG are the equivalent of Gulfstream and Hollywood?

OK.
Gulfstream is not fan friendly and is more setup for casino if you have ever been there and Hollywood is getting up there in age. No Comparison to Arlington Park. The only thing those tracks have on Arlington is better purses. We need help from our legislators to better the purses at Arlington. The list of top tracks could go on and on from Saratoga, Belmont, Keenland, Gulfstream, Santa Anita, Churchhill, Fairgrounds, Arlingtonpark, Hollywoodpark and the Big "A" Aqueduct and Monmouth is getting some exposure. Just one Illinois owners opinion.
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« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2007, 08:50:52 AM »

Let me ask you this - if you were hired to be the race caller at Hollywood or Gulfstream, would you think it was a promotion to go to Arlington Park?

I don't think most people would.

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« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2007, 09:08:57 AM »

It depends on the money my friend!
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« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2007, 09:11:15 AM »

Well, then we KNOW they wouldn't. Hahahaha!
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« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2007, 10:28:04 AM »

Gulfstream is overrated, as is all Florida racing. AP and FG are both CDI tracks, and with the way CDI has streamlined their operation, being the announcer at two of their tracks is a big deal, similar in many ways to Durkin being the voice of NYRA. John is pleasant to listen to and seldom, in my opinion, makes big mistakes, and never, as I recall, misnames the winner
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« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2007, 10:52:42 AM »

Arlington's meet  more prestigious than Hollywood or Gulfstream?
Now I've heard everything  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #38 on: July 10, 2007, 11:07:33 AM »

Seriously, how many people on this site work in the Arlington marketing department?
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« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2007, 11:19:41 AM »

A good employee always wants to support their product--Therefore all AP employees are marketers of their product (or at least they should be.)
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« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2007, 01:06:28 PM »

Hahahaha!
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« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2007, 01:12:40 PM »

A good employee always wants to support their product--Therefore all AP employees are marketers of their product (or at least they should be.)

How does that go again...You're not dreaming, Arlington is real and you are here.
Did I get it correct.
Will they hire me  maroon
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« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2007, 01:16:36 PM »

I can't stand that guy who does the impersonations!

He came to Ferndale.  I think it was last year.  It was SO annoying!

Who is the caller who puts you to sleep?  I can't remember which track even, because it's one I don't bet.  But we've been hearing him at our OTB.  He makes it sound like it's turtles that are racing.
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« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2007, 01:38:30 PM »

As long as we're on announcers, Ed Farmer of the White Sox is the most boring, monotone announcer ever. I find baseball to often be exciting, but he can put an insomnia to sleep
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« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2007, 01:43:15 PM »

We definitely agree on Ed Farmer! And they go on and on and on about some charity deal or some stupid story and you can't find out the score or the count or what's happening with the batter. Once there was a huge roar from the crowd, but they kept on talking about some nonsense. When their nonsense was over, they announced "That's a three run homer for Frank Thomas" - this was 2005.
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« Reply #45 on: July 10, 2007, 01:47:23 PM »

What's funny about Ed Farmer, is when he shows up on the Steve Dahl show he is funny and witty, real likable Chicago guy sort of opposite of how he comes across during games and as noted above.
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« Reply #46 on: July 10, 2007, 03:22:33 PM »

What about the announcer from the (harness) track Northfield in Ohio? If you've never heard him, sit down one evening and listen. He sounds like he's wasted.
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« Reply #47 on: July 10, 2007, 03:28:30 PM »

Dude! Duuuuuuuuuuddde! Whoooooaaa! The 3 horse just floated away!
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« Reply #48 on: July 10, 2007, 05:20:37 PM »

I think that's the guy I was talking about!

We've been getting Northfield at the OTB and I don't bet harness.  That's the guy who sounds like he's calling a turtle race.
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« Reply #49 on: July 10, 2007, 05:36:58 PM »

They are turtles disguised as horses.The quality at Northfield is pretty bad avg purse during the week $ 2000.00
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