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« on: October 24, 2005, 01:33:00 PM »

Good job last night with R. Bob Philips' My Sweet Finance @ 35/1.  He tallied two third-place finishes on the card when Hast B Skipalong hit the board later.  Keep up the good starts Jr. !  TC
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2005, 01:52:47 PM »

thanks scrounge. hopefully i can get one home tonight. i checked the usta for getting my A license and its only 5 wins now. hopefully it'll come soon. i just picked up a new stable to drive for so im doin ok right now. i bought L Crotcho last night. lol. you cant go wrong for $1500. he'll be the first horse you'll see under my name as trainer. lets hope i get the $1500 back. lol.
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2005, 03:44:40 PM »

             ROD ,      let an old horseplayer give you a little advice . dont fall in to the gun your horse category like a lot of young drivers have done in the past . they think the if you make the lead your in the race . learn how to drive a horse in the hole and save the pace he has till the stretch. using patience will make you a better driver quickly . learn to try to follow a live horse . read the program and try to figure who" s leaving and who's ducking . tim tetrick started out the right way and has had success because he used patience . too many young drivers want to be on the lead . wrong place to be when your just getting started . john roberts is a good example of having limited success because his style is to just make the lead . the lead is for more experienced drivers . which you will be someday . save your horse and down the road it will help you to be an excellent driver . you will learn to gauge your horses true ability and his best style for racing . just the opinion of an old horseplayer . good luck with your career . chicago needs some good young drivers to bet on .                             RTP
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2005, 05:06:09 PM »

how about the great horses i drove last night. hot number should've went right on by that field but when you're locked on the rail (which was my fault) to a 30 sec 3rd quarter, its hard to pass anybody when they come home in 28 and u come home in 27.4. there is only 1 way to make money here anymore and i've said it before and will say it again. get within 5 lengths of the lead turning for home or you might as well sit on the horse.
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2005, 05:09:14 PM »

how about the great horses i drove last night. hot number should've went right on by that field but when you're locked on the rail (which was my fault) to a 30 sec 3rd quarter, its hard to pass anybody when they come home in 28 and u come home in 27.4. there is only 1 way to make money here anymore and i've said it before and will say it again. get within 5 lengths of the lead turning for home or you might as well sit on the horse.

Happens to the best of em, JR.  You're still batting 190, and you've hit the board 47 percent of the time -- not bad IMO!

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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2005, 05:16:08 PM »

Happens to the best of em, JR.  You're still batting 190, and you've hit the board 47 percent of the time -- not bad IMO!

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190 isnt too great IMO. i need to get some more good starts in the money to bring it back up. my goal as a driver is to get the best out of each horse that i drive, and to get a decent check or win if possible.hopefully i can get a good trip and beat johnson county tomorrow night. lol.

    i got a question for nance, trainers, or anybody that knows about licensing. i took the driver/trainer test while i was 17 earlier this year and passed. i called the usta yesterday to have them issue my trainers license but for some reason they told me i have to retake the test and get all of my signatures again. is this b.s. or what? i just bought a horse and need to put it in my name and i have owners trying to give me horses but have to wait now. what should i do?
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2005, 05:28:09 PM »

Call the USTA and ask them to explain the reason why you must take it again.  Sometimes rules change or were overlooked initially. 
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2005, 05:38:46 PM »

190 isnt too great IMO. i need to get some more good starts in the money to bring it back up. my goal as a driver is to get the best out of each horse that i drive, and to get a decent check or win if possible.hopefully i can get a good trip and beat johnson county tomorrow night. lol.

    i got a question for nance, trainers, or anybody that knows about licensing. i took the driver/trainer test while i was 17 earlier this year and passed. i called the usta yesterday to have them issue my trainers license but for some reason they told me i have to retake the test and get all of my signatures again. is this b.s. or what? i just bought a horse and need to put it in my name and i have owners trying to give me horses but have to wait now. what should i do?

The 190 may be a little soft, but you're hitting the board at nearly 50 percent.  Given that you've been driving mid-range choices (if not longballs) in your starts...that's nothing to be ashamed of.

Of course -- you always want more Wink

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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2005, 08:50:13 PM »

what are the requirements to go from a P to an A license? i wanna get driving on friday and saturday nights.
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2005, 08:59:37 PM »

you need to learn how to drive a little bit better young one.
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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2005, 09:01:59 PM »

what are the requirements to go from a P to an A license? i wanna get driving on friday and saturday nights.

Junior:
Go back and check on that other forum. I recall answering the question for you there. If not, you can just go to the USTA website, and on the lefthand side of the home page, near the botom, is a  link for the USTA rulebook. You can find the information there.
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2005, 09:03:59 PM »

what are the requirements to go from a P to an A license? i wanna get driving on friday and saturday nights.

You need a certain amount of drives approved by the stewards. It's all up to them. You could go a long time before you get your A or you could get it in no time at all.

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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2005, 09:14:41 PM »

You need a certain amount of drives approved by the stewards. It's all up to them. You could go a long time before you get your A or you could get it in no time at all.



Correct, but he still needs a wins within a specified amount of time in order for the stewards to even consider giving him an "A". Just getting drives approved by the stewards is OK to graduate from a "Q" to a "P", but not from "P" to "A".
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2005, 02:35:18 PM »

I know guys that got their A without winning a race!!
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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2005, 12:15:07 AM »

             ROD ,      let an old horseplayer give you a little advice . dont fall in to the gun your horse category like a lot of young drivers have done in the past . they think the if you make the lead your in the race . learn how to drive a horse in the hole and save the pace he has till the stretch. using patience will make you a better driver quickly . learn to try to follow a live horse . read the program and try to figure who" s leaving and who's ducking . tim tetrick started out the right way and has had success because he used patience . too many young drivers want to be on the lead . wrong place to be when your just getting started . john roberts is a good example of having limited success because his style is to just make the lead . the lead is for more experienced drivers . which you will be someday . save your horse and down the road it will help you to be an excellent driver . you will learn to gauge your horses true ability and his best style for racing . just the opinion of an old horseplayer . good luck with your career . chicago needs some good young drivers to bet on .                             RTP
            well i see rodney took my advice ! he drove like a complete lunatic ,fighting with magee . then re taking the lead ! sure you got a future as another john roberts ! you'll go far hanging guy like magee . it amazes me how dumb young drivers are . not all but the majority . I will keep my advice to myself next time . you cannot smarten up a sucker ! and rod looks like a real lollipop out there .                  RTP
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« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2005, 12:19:01 AM »

            well i see rodney took my advice ! he drove like a complete lunatic ,fighting with magee . then re taking the lead ! sure you got a future as another john roberts ! you'll go far hanging guy like magee . it amazes me how dumb young drivers are . not all but the majority . I will keep my advice to myself next time . you cannot smarten up a sucker ! and rod looks like a real lollipop out there .                  RTP

Damn, Phil -- tell us what you really feel!   Wink

Totally agree with your points, but I think this horse is a little bit of a runaway.  Don't want to say too much since I didn't see the race, but Tony had a hard time (if he even did) rating this horse...

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« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2005, 12:21:08 AM »

how about the great horses i drove last night. hot number should've went right on by that field but when you're locked on the rail (which was my fault) to a 30 sec 3rd quarter, its hard to pass anybody when they come home in 28 and u come home in 27.4. there is only 1 way to make money here anymore and i've said it before and will say it again. get within 5 lengths of the lead turning for home or you might as well sit on the horse.
[/i][/s][/size]    .... if thats true why didnt you get any closer with are horse in the first... when u know that horse isnt a good passer... and letting marsh in front of you.... she might not be any count... but in that field she should of been the nuts! .. either way you tried thanks buddy!
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« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2005, 12:33:46 AM »

Damn, Phil -- tell us what you really feel!   Wink

Totally agree with your points, but I think this horse is a little bit of a runaway.  Don't want to say too much since I didn't see the race, but Tony had a hard time (if he even did) rating this horse...

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    i'll be honest I dont know the horse ! but if he's a runaway ? its very rare that even a runaway cant be controlled . does the horse go 53 and change every week ?  maybe I'm a little hard on drivers but thats me and I really dont think he tried too hard to take a hold . but I still should keep my opinion to myself , who am I to give advice about driving ! I never drove a horse ! I only made a living betting on what they should do .                RTP
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« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2005, 12:41:32 AM »

Fractionals for last 12 starts:
29.1   29.1   30.2    29.2  Jr
                  28.4    30.2  Jr
28.7   28.4   30.4   36.6  Jr
28.4   29.2   29.9   31.3  Dean
26.9   27.7   28.7   30.2  Tetrick
27.5   28.4   28.7   28.8  Tony
27.1   27.7   29.4   31.1  Tony
27.9                        Carpenter
27.1   27.7   27.9   29.3  Tony
27.7   28.9   28.9   28.3  Tony
27.1   28.1   29.1   29.1  Tony
27.3   28.4   30.2   30.0  Brent

Tonight:
26.4  27.2  30.6  33.2  Jr

He seems like a little bit of a runaway.  But the only guarantee I'll make here is that the first 53 seconds felt better than the last 33.

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« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2005, 01:00:32 AM »

Fractionals for last 12 starts:
29.1   29.1   30.2    29.2  Jr
                  28.4    30.2  Jr
28.7   28.4   30.4   36.6  Jr
28.4   29.2   29.9   31.3  Dean
26.9   27.7   28.7   30.2  Tetrick
27.5   28.4   28.7   28.8  Tony
27.1   27.7   29.4   31.1  Tony
27.9                        Carpenter
27.1   27.7   27.9   29.3  Tony
27.7   28.9   28.9   28.3  Tony
27.1   28.1   29.1   29.1  Tony
27.3   28.4   30.2   30.0  Brent

Tonight:
26.4  27.2  30.6  33.2  Jr

He seems like a little bit of a runaway.  But the only guarantee I'll make here is that the first 53 seconds felt better than the last 33.

Best,       LOOKS LIKE A GOOD POINT , BUT THOSE LAST 3 LINES LOOK LIKE THERE WAS SOME CONTROL .  A RUNAWAY IS A HORSE THAT CANNOT BE CONTROLLED EVER AND USUALLY HAVE A VERY SHORT CAREER . THATS WHY RUNAWAYS ARE RARE TODAY . THERE USED TO BE RUNAWAYS YEARS AGO RACING . WITH ALL THE EQUIPMENT TODAY LIKE I SAID THERE RARELY UNCONTROLLABLE . BUT I WOULD HAVE TO KNOW THE HORSE WHICH I DONT ! SO I'LL TAKE YOUR WORD ED BECAUSE YOU ARE CERTAINLY PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO THE RACES THAN ME .          RTP
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« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2005, 01:02:34 AM »

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« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2005, 01:13:39 AM »



You're right about the pure runaways, Phil.  Not sure how to put it, he just looks hard to control.

I normally don't bet the 4 claimers, so I really don't have too good of an idea though -- and it does seem like Jr has checked him up a little lately.

Maybe he'll give us the lowdown when he comes back.

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« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2005, 02:28:29 AM »

Rod sat in with Taelon Terror last start and was absolutely life and death strangling to avoid runnig over the steed in front of him aroun the far turn.

On the other hand Rod may be in way over his head at the moment.Nearly all the guys he's up against were much older and much more experienced than Rod is now before they started winning.
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« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2005, 02:08:30 PM »

    i'll be honest I dont know the horse ! but if he's a runaway ? its very rare that even a runaway cant be controlled . does the horse go 53 and change every week ?  maybe I'm a little hard on drivers but thats me and I really dont think he tried too hard to take a hold . but I still should keep my opinion to myself , who am I to give advice about driving ! I never drove a horse ! I only made a living betting on what they should do .                RTP

you're absolutely right you dont know the horse. he's probably the moodiest horse on the racetrack. i had planned on sitting behind davey the rest of the way until i grabbed up on him and he started throwing in steps. he is a runaway too. last week we had earplugs, minibit, the nine yards on the horse to duck from the 10 hole. he made a break when i took a big hold of him around the last turn. at raceway park, he ran out of the gate because he didnt want to go around the turn. if you knew anything about racing or this horse then you would know him. he is a very fast horse but a very moody one. he is banned from hazel, windsor and possibily raceway for causing accidents. davey might have even heard me yelling at the horse to stay flat behind him. i didnt have a problem at all going to the half in 56 or 55 if i could but i couldnt. he was just plan stupid last night. i was also told to go to the front and dont let anybody go. (which i did) and if i did have to let someone go then i needed to retake (which i didnt want to do) so learn the game laddie.!!!!!
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« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2005, 02:12:16 PM »

[/i][/s][/size]    .... if thats true why didnt you get any closer with are horse in the first... when u know that horse isnt a good passer... and letting marsh in front of you.... she might not be any count... but in that field she should of been the nuts! .. either way you tried thanks buddy!

im thinking about taking a vacation because for some reason nothing is sick that i drive and most of them get good trips and going nowhere. i let marsh in front of me for strategy. i thought he would pull and give me some cover down the backside so when i tried to flush him out, he stayed in so i stayed in like r.bob told me to. in the last 2 weeks i've picked up drives from 4 different trainers and have picked up 4 owners to train for. those of you who doubt me can tell me what you think to my face instead of *** it up on this forum.
P.S. RTP, you're pretty much hated by everybody on the track for talkin the shit that you do on here. its a good thing many people dont know who you are b/c you'd be in for quite a few asswhoopings.
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