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Author Topic: Pcingguy had it right in 2009 about A B C  (Read 281 times)
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« on: January 12, 2013, 07:35:57 AM »

Great alalysis pacingguy....whoever you are,,,,,

A B C   racing is working great at the MEDS.....    Jeff Gural runs a tight ship......   This will stick this time !!!    nyah

It's Not the Times; It is Conditioned Racing



Originally Posted by botster

 Pandy is right on about the fast times resulting in a huge part of the downfall of the sport.Remember the Meads back in the eightees, things were totally different back then.The times were signifigantly slower and closers were way more prevalent and so was the bigger payoffs.They did alter the turns which have hurt the closers, but that goes along with all the other idiotic decisions they have made over the years. Faster times along with unfair preracing by the slew of guys we see today have made the M1 more speed favoring than ever.It's way to easy to pick the fastest horses resulting in all time low payoffs.

I must disagree that it is fast times which is killing racing. It is the lack of exciting finishes. Three or four horses accross the wire in 2:05 is just as exciting as three or four horses accross the wire in 1:52. We get less exciting races due to the uneven fields caused by horse shortages and conditioned racing.
Back when classified racing was used (I assume we all remember, FFA, JFA, A-1, A-2,...,C-3) the racing secretary put the fields together to ensure that horses were of even capability. A horse shipped in, the horse was classified by the racing secretary and depending on the horse's performance would move up, down or stay the same. Now, with conditions which at times can use a legal scholar to interpet, you get horses that stand out which makes the races less exciting and gives you standouts and low payoffs. Now with horse shortages, classified racing would be even more valuable to use.
Yes, we don't have much classified racing anymore. The trainers hate it because the 'big evil' racing secretary can give it to them. Truth is as I was told by someone in a horsemen's group is the racing secretaries are too damn lazy to do the work necessary to have classified racing. As for the trainers, if you want to classify them yourselves, there is the claiming option.

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