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« on: January 26, 2006, 02:10:36 AM »

I see northfield outhandled balmoral by over $500,000.00......Bye, Bye IL racing it was nice knowing you!
                                      ( on weds night)     trotter
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2006, 07:24:35 AM »

tall...you beat me to posting the numbers..but notice than clevetucky does run 14 rat races a night.. mostly 2-3000 purses that are full with 9 entries each.. and their horsemen are very upset about the fact their purses are extremely small compared to the handle on their races
      their track has a series of boards..similar in name only to this one..which you can reach thru this link http://juniorstips.proboards4.com however it seems if you dont post a view sanctioned by their moderators..and it seems like they have adozen or so.. it is deleted before any one can read them .. however..guests can post
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2006, 08:12:46 AM »

........... pictures speak a thousand words...




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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2006, 08:17:20 AM »






Stride:

     I have to admit, the above post is without question, the very best post you have ever placed on barntowire. LOL. It is a classic. I sometimes get irritated by all of the photos you always post, but you just made my day. Keep up the great work.
Signed, your new friend for life...Joseph M. Dakuras

PS. Is there any chance you could arrange for that guy to be pissing on his glasses? LOL

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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2006, 08:35:00 AM »

i still think off stride should be the USTA President.
I'm more of a picture guy than a word guy.
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2006, 09:27:15 AM »


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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2006, 10:20:53 AM »

Hey Offstride!!!! That picture is GREAT
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2006, 10:31:13 AM »

best post i have ever seen on btw keep up the good work offstride
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2006, 03:32:41 PM »

I see northfield outhandled balmoral by over $500,000.00......Bye, Bye IL racing it was nice knowing you!
                                      ( on weds night)     trotter

Yep -- the half beat the mile by 12% per race.  Just sad.  Maybe Balmoral just drop the minimum wager some more.  I think penny supers could really catch on.   Roll Eyes

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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2006, 05:04:38 PM »


Mr. Nance or may I call you 'Dan'.........

Have to fully agree....... after working fro various trainers on the Chiacgo circuit for almost 3 years upon returning to the states and becoming a journalist, I'd have to agree.

The management team and ownership behind Maywood and Balmoral Park are extremely classy people who went 'over and above' my expectations as a media practitioner for our sport. From the initial meeting with KK, DJ, JJ and DN (aka 'Doc') they always went beyond their ways in accomodating me with complementary valet service upon arrival, free 'escorted' entrance into the facility as well as a fully comped out meal and drink plan on every visit. The media badge they gave me each year is very special as the ones from 2003/4/5 will be saved forever. It's a dual media badge which I've never seen before in the tracks I've also visited as media (Hoosier Park and  The Big M). Can also remember the time my car was 'lightly' bumped by another patron in the parking lot of Maywood Park one evening upon covering the races. The security personnel at Maywood Park was so efficient that their security cameras immediately picked up the accident and within minutes the old Dir of Security PG came by in the infamous black Caprice as well as 3 squad cars from the Maybrook facility. Another time I was accosted by an unlicenced groom at the stable gate. With the technologically advanced camera system ste up on the backside at Maywood it was an unbeleiveably swift and efficient experience. The entire security team, including the sargents and the same Dir. of Security as well as the GM himself all ran to my aid as the security man at that gate called it in immediately. There was no need to call the Maybrook boys direct as they came in full force once again and fully pressed charges against this person who physically assaulted me standing in the doorway of the stablegate. The stewards were kind enough to ask me to see them a few days later with the state steward, the association steward and a few others present. They were more than accomodating and were very compassionate in handling the matter efficiently. They immediately allowed the person who tried to mess me up even more on the security cameras get licenced immediately by a very prominent trainer, actually a few days later. This 'groom' was then allowed licencesd access ont he backside moreso then just getting the waveby by all of the wonderful security personnel at Maywood Park. Another incident with a driver on the 'apron'  who tried to harass me can't be discussed as litigation is still pending on those issues.

There was another incident at Balmoral Park where a cousin of a trainer who is now based at The Big M was harassing me and a guest one evening. The veteran and 'most seasoned' security guard at Balmoral Park, who is an older gentleman came to my rescue immediately. He tried accosting me whil e sitting with a very high profile owner as he was misinterpreted the events that were happening that evening. He was very apologetic and helpful.... this is the same person who simply allows people to enter the paddock area with a simple wave, smile and nod. No quesitons asked.

Getting back to the subject at hand, the 'upper' and 'middle' management at both Maywood and Balmoral Park are extremely professional, ethical and unbiased people. They always have open arms and ears to listen to the needs of the dozens of media people who flock to the races when there are majors races on the weekends as well as allowing full access to the grounds of both facilities throughout the week.

This can go on and on but in all sincerity I applaud the efforts of these people and look forward to working with all of them in the near future.
There are other accolades which can be delved into, but these chapters are too long to post at the moment and should be drafted for a book on the wonderful care, service, attention and etc.... of these people.

If it wasn't for the people at Maywood and Balmoral Park, I'd consider moving to another racing jurisdiciton such as Hoosier Park or The Big M as these places simply introduce their credentialed media people to their ENTIRE management team then simply allow you to walk around their facilities without any questions. A call might now be put into the people at HoP and The Big M to follow the wonderful lead the management people of these two wonderful Chicago racetracks have implanted in my mind for the rest of living days.
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2006, 05:23:00 PM »

Once again you come with the post of the day. That just proves again how far Superma'am was  off base  when she dissed you the other day!!!! Keep it up!!!
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2006, 05:24:55 PM »

I think since racing went to a 70% balmoral schedule that has been the downfall or harness racing.i understand that riverboats otbs online wagering also helped but Balmoral is so far away from the city that this killed the horseman because we reley on on track wagering.my schedule would be 6 day a week racing. hawthorne gets january-august.with the t breeds training at arlington so they get the daytime simalcast $.bal/may split schedule the rest of the year thursday/friday maywood with 4 days at balmoral with monday the dark day.
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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2006, 05:38:19 PM »

check out Tuesdays power packed card at Balmoral with some splendid purses
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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2006, 05:55:41 PM »

I don't know who that emp person is but I do know they are so full of shit I can smell it here......I believe nothing in that post...... I can guarantee nothing in it is true either what a crock!!!! I'm guessing it's a emp of the dickwads running the tracks......and if he wants to prove me wrong I'll take him on..
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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2006, 05:57:41 PM »

........... pictures speak a thousand words...






Why is it Phil's fault that Chicago harness went into the toliet? The people they should be pissing on are the Johnston's and the people down at the IRB who handed out the dates.

    I think everyone thinks that Uncle Phil has all this " power " when the truth is he's probably nothing but a piss ant and has no say or influence in anything the IRB or the Johnston's do.

    Phil Langley is a wonderful human being and has done everything in his power for Chicago harness racing but yet continues to take abuse from everybody. If I were Phil I would say " *** all " and retire to Marco Island with all my money and enjoy the " Snook Inn ".  
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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2006, 06:45:33 PM »

If this keeps up soon the outriders horse may win our FFA Angry         flag
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2006, 07:44:45 PM »

I don't know who that emp person is but I do know they are so full of shit I can smell it here......I believe nothing in that post...... I can guarantee nothing in it is true either what a crock!!!! I'm guessing it's a emp of the dickwads running the tracks......and if he wants to prove me wrong I'll take him on..
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Hey tall thanks for the comments.......

Have a website you should check out.....
www.horsemansvoice.com

Then go to http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jhtml and see who owns and operates the site........ now based in of all places Toronto, CANADA.

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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2006, 02:02:07 AM »

emp I ain't going to argue with you.....I have gone to maywood for over 40 years ( and most other tracks in the country) and you are full of shit ......plain and simple.....end of discussion.
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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2006, 11:06:49 AM »

I know the dates were set by the IRB but how did we end up racing at the toilet Balmoral 5 friggin nights a week?I walked in to get a program wed. night and could have rolled a bolling ball the length of the whole grandstand and not been within 100 feet of hitting any one!!
The management should be ever so proud!With these crowds they will never have to hire any one to clean the place.
First they got rid of the live tellers then the horsemen.
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