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« on: January 20, 2013, 07:18:50 AM »

What can I say???   The sulky witnessed the largest turnout in 2 years last night. the bottom floor was crowded as usual , but the 2nd floor was also crowded....almost half of the grandstand seats were full !!!!.....I seen people of all races and nationalities enjoying themselves...I know the handle is going up ! up ! up ! but I also see a nice increase in attendance...AND people are betting !!   The parking lot was a little busy after the last race....  I know things are not looking good at other tracks....but the New Big M is making a comeback.... We still have a LOOONG way to go....but the product is good.....horses are paying good prices...the recipe is working for Jeff Gural....    trophy     geezer



Can't wait for next week !! 





Golden Receiver, Another Easy Win



Once again, there was no catching Golden Receiver last
night at the Meadowlands. The speedy 8-year-old gelding by
Village Jove led every step of the way to win the second leg
of the Presidential Series. He has now won three straight
this year, all of them carbon copies of one another: he goes
right to the front and nobody comes close to catching him.
On this night he was facing
tougher foes than he
met in the first leg of the
series, but no one so
much as gave him a tussle.
With Tim Tetrick driving,
he set fractions of
26.2, 55.1 and 1:22.2 before
stopping the clock in
1:48.4.
It was an uneventful race
as Modern Legend was second throughout and Malak
Uswaad N was in third the entire trip.
Golden Receiver paid $3 to win.
So far, Golden Receiver’s 2013 looks exactly like his
2012. Last year he won a prep for the Presidential and then
the first two legs of the series. He concluded the series by
winning the $110,500 final by a neck.
“I don’t know if he’s better than last year, but he’s certainly
as good,” trainer Mark Harder said. “It was a career year last
year and I thought at the beginning of the year that he was
finally physically and mentally maturing. At this time last
year he really looked like he was better than the year before.
Now, he looks the same. He’s just good.
“It’s fun for the owners and I even met a couple of people
in the grandstand tonight. There was a guy from Newfoundland
who told me he came and had his picture taken with
the horse, and that was really cool. It’s great for harness
racing and, obviously, great for me. He’s creating a little
buzz.”
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 10:26:40 AM »




Golden Receiver/huge handle highlight Meadowlands Saturday

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Golden Receiver continues to leave the fans at the Meadowlands in awe. Saturday night marked his 18th sub-1:50 mile in his tremendous career. He took a seemingly effortless tour of the East Rutherford oval in 1:48.4 and he made it look easy. Next Saturday he will headline The Presidential Final in his quest for a second consecutive triumph in that event. The Presidential joins the Super Bowl and Clyde Hirt Finals as part of a power-packed stakes final card Saturday night.

The stars of the driving colony were Dave Miller and Simon Allard.  Miller continues his torrid streak to start the meet, while Allard put forth a great effort on the night, both winning three races.  Allard told Bob “Hollywood” Heyden in a back-paddock interview that he “plans on sticking around at The Meadowlands more this year,” as it is a “great place to drive.”  Two of Allard’s wins came while teaming up with brother/trainer Rene Allard.

At the betting windows, the results were staggering.  The total all sources handle of $3,326,373 carried an additional $1,044,086 when compared to the same Saturday last year.  That marked a remarkable 46 percent increase over that same day one year ago.  In addition, the on-track handle of $409,531 was an increase of 48 percent over the on track handle from one year ago.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 10:34:43 AM »

While Gingras has been driving lights out for the most part, he made a monster mistake allowing Versado to tuck in front of him.  Pierce grabbed third because he closed the hole.  Fred And Ginger would have been no worse than third (and no better than second) if he closed the hole like he was supposed to.  The subsequent first over ended Fred And Ginger's day.

Golden Receiver is better than last year.  This year he ACCELERATES in the stretch.  Not too many horses in the history of the game can accelerate on the front end.


Disappointing turnout for the handicapping contest.  I think they ran it too early in the season.

Once again Freehold shippers provide for winning nights.  Sky Is The Limit ($8.00) and Friskies Cheapsuit ($16.00).

Jim Marshall the turd put Dave Miller in an impossible spot by moving All Tiger N (who had no figure at all) all over the track in front of Bakin On The Beach.  Meanwhile, perfect drive by Dave Miller on Silent Swing and terrible drive by Corey Callahan on Mcclelland in the first race.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 10:47:03 AM »

Great Ananlysis Psycho Dad !!     Thank you !!
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013, 11:08:55 AM »

Great Ananlysis Psycho Dad !!     Thank you !!

nooo, YOUR analysis/article is spot on, sulkyfrommarssellingdimebags.
you didnt tell us you were a staff writer too thumbs up
republicrat, (patial) horse owner and writer.....quite the resume your building geezer thumbs up
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 01:17:22 PM »

SULKY,,,GREAT REPORT BUT I THOUGHT THE CONTEST TURNOUT WAS FINE
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 01:32:36 PM »

What can I say???   The sulky witnessed the largest turnout in 2 years last night. the bottom floor was crowded as usual , but the 2nd floor was also crowded....almost half of the grandstand seats were full !!!!.....I seen people of all races and nationalities enjoying themselves...I know the handle is going up ! up ! up ! but I also see a nice increase in attendance...AND people are betting !!   The parking lot was a little busy after the last race....  I know things are not looking good at other tracks....but the New Big M is making a comeback.... We still have a LOOONG way to go....but the product is good.....horses are paying good prices...the recipe is working for Jeff Gural....    trophy     geezer



Can't wait for next week !! 





Golden Receiver, Another Easy Win



Once again, there was no catching Golden Receiver last
night at the Meadowlands. The speedy 8-year-old gelding by
Village Jove led every step of the way to win the second leg
of the Presidential Series. He has now won three straight
this year, all of them carbon copies of one another: he goes
right to the front and nobody comes close to catching him.
On this night he was facing
tougher foes than he
met in the first leg of the
series, but no one so
much as gave him a tussle.
With Tim Tetrick driving,
he set fractions of
26.2, 55.1 and 1:22.2 before
stopping the clock in
1:48.4.
It was an uneventful race
as Modern Legend was second throughout and Malak
Uswaad N was in third the entire trip.
Golden Receiver paid $3 to win.
So far, Golden Receiver’s 2013 looks exactly like his
2012. Last year he won a prep for the Presidential and then
the first two legs of the series. He concluded the series by
winning the $110,500 final by a neck.
“I don’t know if he’s better than last year, but he’s certainly
as good,” trainer Mark Harder said. “It was a career year last
year and I thought at the beginning of the year that he was
finally physically and mentally maturing. At this time last
year he really looked like he was better than the year before.
Now, he looks the same. He’s just good.
“It’s fun for the owners and I even met a couple of people
in the grandstand tonight. There was a guy from Newfoundland
who told me he came and had his picture taken with
the horse, and that was really cool. It’s great for harness
racing and, obviously, great for me. He’s creating a little
buzz.”
Great report Sulky trophy trophy trotter trotter thumbs up thumbs up
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 03:19:25 PM »

What can I say???   The sulky witnessed the largest turnout in 2 years last night. the bottom floor was crowded as usual , but the 2nd floor was also crowded....almost half of the grandstand seats were full !!!!.....I seen people of all races and nationalities enjoying themselves...I know the handle is going up ! up ! up ! but I also see a nice increase in attendance...AND people are betting !!   The parking lot was a little busy after the last race....  I know things are not looking good at other tracks....but the New Big M is making a comeback.... We still have a LOOONG way to go....but the product is good.....horses are paying good prices...the recipe is working for Jeff Gural....    trophy     geezer



Can't wait for next week !! 




Thanks for the update. Your description of the crowd etc; is different than what I read elsewhere. I tend to believe your report.
Keep them coming!
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013, 03:32:50 PM »

SULKY,,,GREAT REPORT BUT I THOUGHT THE CONTEST TURNOUT WAS FINE

It was the lightest I have ever seen.  Considering how well the track has been doing, it was really bad.
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2013, 05:47:31 PM »

Judging on the nice increase in handle and live betting....we can agree people are coming to the track.....and staying...

I can say...... I can do without hearing some bozo that sits to the far left of the grandstand complaining about the track MTC gy ripping up the rail....whatever the hell that means..... he says he will call the govenor and channel 12.....just STFU !!      poor baby


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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2013, 06:52:39 PM »

At the betting windows, the results were staggering.  The total all sources handle of $3,326,373 carried an additional $1,044,086 when compared to the same Saturday last year.  That marked a remarkable 46 percent increase over that same day one year ago.  In addition, the on-track handle of $409,531 was an increase of 48 percent over the on track handle from one year ago.


The hard truth is these increases are impressive. 46% year to year increase in any business is outstanding. Truth is in the case of The Meadiwlands, is no where what is needed to bring the bottom line in the black.
 They need this 46% and another 246% to be a self sustaining entity.
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2013, 06:58:56 PM »

wow...homeboy....arent you the buzz killington..... nyah



As I look across at the new grandstand going up....thats the first thing that comes to mind.....the Meadowlands is losing money.....LMAO !!!!

Gural can afford to have losing seasons....for the next 50 years !!!!    But his gamble will pay off....  you watch !!   The Meds will be ok...


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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2013, 09:00:47 PM »

Sulky Thank u so much for sharing your eyes ears and thoughts on our jewel of harness racing tracks the meadowlands .
All of us appreciate Mr. G efforts and continue efforts of insight and change.
Also for people like u sulky that share just what they see and hear!
Great update.
Without posters like sulky we loose touch.
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2013, 11:50:34 PM »

THE PLACE WAS PACKED LAST NIGHT,,,,BUT REMEMBER 1/2 THE COMPLEX IS CLOSED OFFF,,,,VERY SIMILAR TO GSP AT THE END
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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2013, 04:49:19 AM »

Good Point Mr Delrae..... But thier is DEF plenty of new faces.....young and old.....all races.....    Harness brings people together..... poor baby



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« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2013, 04:51:05 AM »

Thank you Fuzzy ..... beer   I won't back down..... ( Tom Petty & Johnny cash style ) ... flag    beer
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« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2013, 05:18:45 AM »

wow...homeboy....arent you the buzz killington..... nyah



As I look across at the new grandstand going up....thats the first thing that comes to mind.....the Meadowlands is losing money.....LMAO !!!!

Gural can afford to have losing seasons....for the next 50 years !!!!    But his gamble will pay off....  you watch !!   The Meds will be ok...


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Sorry to kill your buzz. Siple fact is Gural laid out a 3 year plan . It involved him and his investors loosing many millions the first 3 years. If at the end of the 3 year period he did not have a casino or slots, the effort would be a bust.
Nothing has changed. The place is doing what the plan called for.
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« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2013, 04:23:01 PM »

Do you think they are building a new grandstand for 1 year???    seems stupid,, no Huh
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« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2013, 07:22:23 PM »

Investing the first dollar was stupid if they were not counting on slots or a casino. M1 could survive and operate without slots or casino money but, it would be a very different race meet.
 Right now the purse subsidy is Gural and company to the tune of millions.
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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2013, 07:24:32 PM »

They will get a casino...... Prob later then sooner......but it will come..... trophy

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« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2013, 07:47:52 PM »

a couple of things I noticed


Miller is obviously making so many right moves, pretty soon others will notice you can ride the rail all the way to the finish. Campbell is driving hard leaving with alot of stock this year. The numbers may not show it, but he has been rolling.

Eric Carlson, is a first year threat

Outerflow --- you gotta play on or near the lead. the outerflow is getting clogged with those looking for cover.... Unless an insane pace, large percentage coming from front end. I have made a couple of cashes on watching replays and seeing those wiped out by the outerflow.... On paper the horse looks like crap.

Darin Z is working his ass off in the front office. He is on TVG nightly nearly every race, and the guy can handicapp ! He is even on TVG on Wednesday nights briefly to preview the Thursday card and any potential carryovers.

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