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« on: May 17, 2006, 05:59:09 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2006, 10:01:55 PM »

been there......free corn on the cob...no joke
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2006, 07:54:31 AM »

$21 in the win pool, $162 in tri pool.  All-all-all payoffs.  Great for $2 bettors.  I think there is a casino so you can make some real bets.  Purses are good.
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2006, 07:58:08 AM »

woodstock, dresden and sudbury...all small canuck tracks just for the fun of it.. you cant go hog wild and wager the farm, the pools just dont allow it... but nice places to go, easy to reach for those of us in ohio...
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2006, 07:59:48 AM »

woodstock, dresden and sudbury...all small canuck tracks just for the fun of it.. you cant go hog wild and wager the farm, the pools just dont allow it... but nice places to go, easy to reach for those of us in ohio...
Sudbury is up near the Soo, it is a haul to get there.  No pools to speak of, but good racing.
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2006, 08:12:54 AM »

here is a link to this weeks woodstock program...


http://www.windsorraceway.com/programs/0520-ws.pdf
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2006, 09:54:59 AM »

Any state east of the big river could use a couple of Dresden's in their backyard.
The "feeder track" concept has died in the U.S. Tracks like QCD, Louisville, Lebanon and Pocono, to a lesser degree, USED to be great places to get a race or two into a colt before watching that critter get chewed to bits at places like the Meadowlands or any of the GC stops.
The passing of the Canadian "B track" concept is one good horsemen should lament.
Looks like Flamboro will be the next to knuckle under. Great memories of a great half miler.
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2006, 10:06:11 AM »

Any state east of the big river could use a couple of Dresden's in their backyard.
The "feeder track" concept has died in the U.S. Tracks like QCD, Louisville, Lebanon and Pocono, to a lesser degree, USED to be great places to get a race or two into a colt before watching that critter get chewed to bits at places like the Meadowlands or any of the GC stops.
The passing of the Canadian "B track" concept is one good horsemen should lament.
Looks like Flamboro will be the next to knuckle under. Great memories of a great half miler.


Great post, Dan!  It's something that needs to be considered in the future.  Or, if the cost of running a facility like that cannot be justified, maybe a day of lighter races on a Monday or Tuesday on the A tracks...

Can't imagine, however, that it wouldn't be possible to run a simple track once a week, on either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, during the summer when the development is needed.

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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2006, 10:11:28 AM »

these feeder tracks are not only great for horses than need to schooled before being race ready, they are a great place for young drivers and trainers to hone their skills before competing at the larger ovals..
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2006, 10:34:12 AM »

Speaking of road trips. I am heading to Montreal for a weekend of fun and gambling. Has anyone been to the Montreal tracks?
Any suggestions of what to look out for?

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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2006, 12:05:12 PM »

  Or, if the cost of running a facility like that cannot be justified, maybe a day of lighter races on a Monday or Tuesday on the A tracks...


In all fairness, the Big M does try to provide a "lite card " on their Tuesday events.
They still go in pretty rapid fractions but they do write many nw2 and nw3 races on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
If they follow their historical trends, these Tuesday cards will "toughen up" in mid-summer when the freshmen have had their "schooling starts" and head out on the GC trail.
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That's true, Dan -- but I guess I would be looking for something even "lighter" than those races.  Obviously, however, it's a different story out East...if you aren't ready for the Big M, you can always start at Freehold, Pocono, Monticello, etc.  But here -- where do you go?  I suppose you can make the drive to Hazel or Bluegrass?  That's quite the hike though...

I really, however, that the Big M starts at NW2, and at an earnings level that really allows you to put some starts under a horse before heading out there...you could easily win 2-3 (or even 4) races at the smaller tracks before you take them on.

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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2006, 02:53:42 PM »

EW,

That is why I wish the IHHA would approach tracks like Fairmount Park to take some harness dates!!!!!!
This would be a great opprutunity to give young drivers a chance to hone their skills and it is a great place to break your 2 year olds and brave them up before you throw them to the wolves on a bigger circuit!!!
You would be surprised at the quality of racing you would have if they took some winter dates!!!!
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