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« on: February 23, 2013, 05:37:03 PM »

at Hawthorne. They're interviewing him now.
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 06:13:16 PM »

Mr. Walsh is making good things happen at Hawthorne.
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 06:37:35 PM »

He's gotta pay taxes on that.
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013, 07:01:26 PM »

OT, Did anyone see that horse collapse in the strecth today at Haw?  I was outside watching, Im guessing heart attack, he was laying completely lifeless.  Anyone know?
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2013, 07:34:31 PM »

OT, Did anyone see that horse collapse in the strecth today at Haw?  I was outside watching, Im guessing heart attack, he was laying completely lifeless.  Anyone know?

Iron Vow in the 4th?
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2013, 08:10:41 PM »

OT, Did anyone see that horse collapse in the strecth today at Haw?  I was outside watching, Im guessing heart attack, he was laying completely lifeless.  Anyone know?

Horses collapse on the track sometimes, not being totally insensitive to a horse in trouble or worse, but...it takes a SPECIAL kind of buzzkill j/o to mention it in the same thread as one where someone FINALLY got the damn $10K from a mystery voucher.

Can Hawthorne do ANYTHING right for you petty f'n haters out there?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2013, 08:24:56 PM »

Hv, I didnt want to start a whole thread on it, thats why I chose a current thread pertaining to HAW.  Stop being a little Bit@@.  "Can Hawthorne do anything right?"  I dont blame HAW for what happened, I was just wondering if anyone heard anything.  I was in attendance today, saw it happen, and am just curious if the horse made it or not.  You and unbalanced Terry are the overprotective parent of Haw, its laughable. 
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2013, 01:01:49 PM »

Hv, I didnt want to start a whole thread on it, thats why I chose a current thread pertaining to HAW.

When is an injured and potentially life-threatened horse not worth its own thread herescrewy 

You and unbalanced Terry are the overprotective parent of Haw, its laughable. 

What's laughable is that you seem to go to Hawthorne all the time, but never have a kind word about the place. Win much? (I doubt it.)
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2013, 04:29:16 PM »

Your a such a loser HV.  I have no will to have a school girl squabble with you on here.  Like I said before, I'm not hard to find.
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2013, 12:45:51 AM »

Your a such a loser HV.  I have no will to have a school girl squabble with you on here.

LOL @ "school girl" characterization -- my exact thoughts of your raining on Hawthorne's parade (again), this time with the "Debbie Downer" news about a stricken horse. That is precisely the kind of crap jealous little school girls pull.

You don't like Hawthorne, fine, don't go there. You won't be missed.
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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2013, 10:33:44 AM »

I think he must like it a little bit, since he's there so often.
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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2013, 12:14:37 PM »

Mr. Walsh is making good things happen at Hawthorne.
Haven't they always had these mystery voucher promos,or was this a brand new idea?What about the greatest GM ever,Mr. Miller? Wink Wink Grin
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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2013, 01:30:00 PM »

Haven't they always had these mystery voucher promos,or was this a brand new idea?What about the greatest GM ever,Mr. Miller? Wink Wink Grin

This is one that actually got CASHED. Must be John's work!
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2013, 02:01:37 PM »

THEY'VE DONE MYTERY VOUCHERS EVERY MEET AS LONG AS i CAN REMEMBER - like most they are $2, $5, $10 vouchers.  This time the $10k got cashed.  Kudos
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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2013, 04:23:41 PM »

Never said I don't like going to Haw, just said it was a dump,  and I stand by that.  Arlington is a far superior venue.  Haw does bury AP in customer relations and marketing, but still not somewhere I'd bring my kids.  It is nice to see Haw putting money into the facility, it is definely on the up.  Hv, you obviously have some deep emotional ties to Haw, get over it. 
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« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2013, 06:06:57 PM »

I do like the one with the car keys fitting the door lock.Didn't they used to have to start the car?
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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2013, 07:01:08 PM »

I was at Haw a year or two ago when the lady turned the key and started the car, I think it was sponsored by Mancari, it was cool to see someone win a car. 
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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2013, 07:05:51 PM »

Janine was in it one year. Didn't win.
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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2013, 07:45:29 PM »

The man just ahead of me had the winning key.

So close Tongue

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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2013, 08:59:44 PM »

I do like the one with the car keys fitting the door lock.Didn't they used to have to start the car?

I think they went with the key in the door instead of the ignition when some people had a hard time fitting in the front seat.  It was sort of funny but embarrassing for the large people.  Everybody did watch the contest, even at the OTB.
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« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2013, 11:11:41 PM »

Never said I don't like going to Haw, just said it was a dump,  and I stand by that.

Which is why you get ripped here. A "dump"? You're simply out of you mind. It's a racetrack, goober; just because Dick D. built a castle in tribute to his own ego doesn't at all make it the standard for how a racetrack should look and feel.

At least when it come to outward appearances, the Hawthorne plant is more accurate reflection of the level of racing being conducted there; the racing at AP will *never* be of a quality befitting the beloved "Taj Duch".  

Arlington is a far superior venue.  Haw does bury AP in customer relations and marketing, but still not somewhere I'd bring my kids.

More lunacy. If Haw buries AP in customer relations and marketing, then how on earth could AP be the "far superior venue"? The racing is pretty much the same at AP (save for Million day) as Hawthorne. What is it that is "far superior" about AP, not being able to buy a beer or take a piss in less than 20 minutes on big attendance days? All for you, bud.

As far as not bringing your kids to Hawthorne, bravo! They don't belong there. The thing is, they don't belong at AP, neither, nor any other place where the 3 main activities are Drinking and Gambling and Swearing.

It is nice to see Haw putting money into the facility, it is definely on the up.

So...is it a "dump"...or not?   dunno

Hv, you obviously have some deep emotional ties to Haw, get over it. 

Get over what? As long as there are goofballs like you around taking ill-informed and unfair shots at the place, I will be around to defend it; that's just my sense of fairness at work. YOU are the one with some sort of emotional hair-trigger that goes off anytime it might look like someone has something nice to say about the joint. Better check yourself, sport.
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« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2013, 09:48:41 AM »

My son turns 7 on Saturday. For his birthday he wants to go to Chicago to see our horses and to watch the races. I guess Horse Voice will not be happy that I am bringing him into that environment. I have rarely seen a kid at the racetrack who isn't having fun, HV.
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« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2013, 11:06:24 AM »

My son turns 7 on Saturday. For his birthday he wants to go to Chicago to see our horses and to watch the races. I guess Horse Voice will not be happy that I am bringing him into that environment. I have rarely seen a kid at the racetrack who isn't having fun, HV.

I should clarify this, I suppose, and I have an alternative view on your last comment.

1. Each child is different. Some are more "worldly" than others, and can handle themselves nicely when around adult activities. Of my 3 boys, one fits this description, and yes, I used to bring him to the track on occasion...not at age 7, though -- that would be a WHOLE lot of "worldly". Is your son shaving already?  Grin

2. You own horses. This is a TOTALLY different story when a parent is bringing the kids to see your very own horses run. Contrast with dragging 3 or so toddler / grade school types out to the track, simply because mom and dad want to gamble but won't pay a sitter. If the tracks here get casinos, this will only get worse.

3. Re: hardly ever seen a kid not having fun, may I call you this weekend the first time some poor kid has had enough of 6+ hours at the track, and is having a crying fit because he wants to go home, while mom and dad are trying to shhhhh him so they can stick around for the late double at Cal-Expo? I see that more than I should, and I'm getting damn close to giving parents like that an earful they will never forget.
 
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« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2013, 11:46:39 AM »

I should clarify this, I suppose, and I have an alternative view on your last comment.

1. Each child is different. Some are more "worldly" than others, and can handle themselves nicely when around adult activities. Of my 3 boys, one fits this description, and yes, I used to bring him to the track on occasion...not at age 7, though -- that would be a WHOLE lot of "worldly". Is your son shaving already?  Grin

2. You own horses. This is a TOTALLY different story when a parent is bringing the kids to see your very own horses run. Contrast with dragging 3 or so toddler / grade school types out to the track, simply because mom and dad want to gamble but won't pay a sitter. If the tracks here get casinos, this will only get worse.

3. Re: hardly ever seen a kid not having fun, may I call you this weekend the first time some poor kid has had enough of 6+ hours at the track, and is having a crying fit because he wants to go home, while mom and dad are trying to shhhhh him so they can stick around for the late double at Cal-Expo? I see that more than I should, and I'm getting damn close to giving parents like that an earful they will never forget.
 

I started taking him to FP a couple years before owning horses. It was a fun thing for us to do together, it was outside during the spring and summer, and we can get very close to the animals. For a 4 or 5 year old, that was awesome. Not to mention some of the jockeys (specifically Emanuel Cosme) would always go out of his way to talk to my son. He thought it was the coolest thing. No different than if it was Matt Holliday or TJ Oshie. We didn't go for the gambling. We went for the experience. I understand the "vices" that are involved with being at the track, but I don't think he does. Nor does he care. As I said, this was even before we were owners. Of course owning and being in the barn makes it even that much more special for him. I hate to say it but if we are going to keep kids away from gambling, drinking, and swearing...most baseball games and family gatherings would be off limits to most kids  laughing guy

Regarding your third point, if there are parents who are dragging their kids there so they can get their gambling fix and they aren't leaving until they are ready to leave, that's sad. And my guess is they are making many other bad decisions for that child...being at the track might be the least of them.

Understand that when I originally responded to you I knew your post was just generalizing and my response was mainly light hearted. You and I both know there are right reasons and wrong reasons for putting your kids in a given situation. Hopefully most are doing it for the right reasons.
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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2013, 12:03:04 PM »

Understand that when I originally responded to you I knew your post was just generalizing and my response was mainly light hearted. You and I both know there are right reasons and wrong reasons for putting your kids in a given situation. Hopefully most are doing it for the right reasons.

Well said.

I will admit to a certain amount of curmudgeon-like attitude on my part about kids at the track: I wasn't allowed to hang around at any "adult" places when I was a kid, and now that I am an adult I sure as hell don't want to have to deal with anyone else's whining, crying, and misbehaving brats at these same places: race track, Las Vegas, a bar last week, come on! If they start showing up at my nudie club or my opium den, I am *really* going to be pissed!
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