good post at this point we will agree to disagree
it is possible ? of course anything is possible
is it as prevalent as some claim ? has not been proven to my satisfaction
those i have read that proclaim their prevalence have turned out to be the biggest liars i have ever come across in my life
i also follow both breeds probably not to your extent by do follow both
there can be delays in the info being transferred from point a to point b over the phone lines
we all know the betting system is not as technically sophisticated as it could be because a lack of funds and uniformity between the tote systems
imo if this was as prevalent as stated by some the uproar would be worse than the doping going on
I am not posting this response to start a debate. We can agree to disagree.
I dont know exactly what you mean by the term "open window", however, If you are referring to the fact that betting/cancelling bets at CERTAIN TRACKS is not going on several seconds after a race starts, than I think you guys are mistaken. I have not seen it at all in Canada tracks, or at M1 (last few years). I think you guys are mostly harness guys but I follow both games very close, watch tons of races, bet many tracks.
It can not be some freakish cooincidence that the horses in the first 4 positions odds drop at CERTAIN TRACKS. Horses in the T-breds that dwelt at gate and are 3-1 become 5-1...when they win you are ahead of the game...I realize that, however odds are the horses in the "first flight" drop..