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« on: March 20, 2013, 04:58:30 PM »

Just caught a FB comment from Arlington regarding the 'carry in' policy. It is set to be released this Friday.

Should be very interesting how it is structured! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 12:00:02 PM »

The story is on the home page.

Wow... Starting to charge for food and even more, CHARGING for kids?Huh? AP has never done this in my memory. They are really trying to drive away the families.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2013, 12:16:38 PM »

I guess they wanted a marketing nightmare for the first day.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 12:30:01 PM »

Bad business decision by AP.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2013, 12:37:29 PM »

$5 for brining in a cooler?  What a joke.  $8 to get in??  $12 to get in on Fathers day? 

Belmont Park on fathers day is $2.  Saratoga I believe is either $2 or $3 and you can bring in as much as you want.

How much do the casinos charge to get in?
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2013, 12:42:13 PM »

Who is going to buy the preferred membership, certainly nobody that has no kids when part of the incentive to get is saving a big $16 on getting them in on the year.

And what family goes enough to justify spending $250 for a membership.

They are out of their minds.

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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2013, 12:46:42 PM »

Hilarious. Can you imagine the families Mothers Day and Fathers Day who may not be in tune to the track's every press release? I feel bad for the gate agents.

Has to be the highest admission aside from maybe Del Mar? Toga clubhouse is only $5 and I think GA is only $2 or $3 like LW said, and kids are still free under a certain age.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2013, 12:54:48 PM »

I don't mind paying those prices to attend Saratoga or Keeneland. If I had to pay to get into AP, I would never go. I guess they want the people to stay home and wager thru TS.
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2013, 01:03:35 PM »

Hilarious. Can you imagine the families Mothers Day and Fathers Day who may not be in tune to the track's every press release? I feel bad for the gate agents.

Has to be the highest admission aside from maybe Del Mar? Toga clubhouse is only $5 and I think GA is only $2 or $3 like LW said, and kids are still free under a certain age.

Yes they are, 12 and under plus they give the kids free jockey autograph books and ENCOURAGE the kids to get the autographs.

Oh yeah, mothers are free on mothers day and fathers free on fathers day at Belmont.
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2013, 01:07:44 PM »

“Arlington is a premier entertainment venue .............” says Arlington general manager Tony Petrillo
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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2013, 01:32:52 PM »

  I do stay home and wager on TS.  But never on Arlington.  I left them a few years ago. They still don't get it. 
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2013, 03:51:44 PM »

when old man wirtz died , the blackhawks regained a great deal o the childhood base that thy had in the 60's when they were on wgn free tv.

seems like there is a new sherriff in town to pick up the reins as the most disliked/hated...yes hated...sports owner in town.

looks like the sooner DD moves on - the better off racing will be here. look at how much joy the hawks now bring to millions of people, instead of to just one man

it a terrible thing to type, but facts is facts..

DD has to go ..one way or the other

if racing is going to make any type of progress in illinois.

he is a greedy fat ugly man who is probably the most disliked man in the game today
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2013, 04:50:56 PM »

The story is on the home page.

Wow... Starting to charge for food and even more, CHARGING for kids?Huh? AP has never done this in my memory. They are really trying to drive away the families.

No wonder DD bought that $1 million of extra CHDN stock. AP is going to clean up!
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2013, 04:51:51 PM »

he is a greedy fat ugly man who is probably the most disliked man in the game today

Geez he doesn't seem that fat to me, nor ugly.
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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2013, 07:32:03 PM »

I noticed that if you purchase the Arlington Preferred Club or Arlington Preferred Club Plus, besides other things, you get two "daily racing guides". What's a daily racing guide? Is it a program? If it's a program, why don't they call it a program? I've heard people call programs books but I've never heard anyone ask for a racing guide. Or is it something that shows you how to wager, etc. It's not that I'm going to buy these, just wondering what it is.
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« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2013, 07:38:05 PM »

Is it that DRF-lite thing?
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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2013, 08:21:26 PM »

Is it that DRF-lite thing?

Sounds like a program.
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« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2013, 08:26:41 PM »

It's been awhile since I've seen one but it's  similar to a harness program. It had past performances and comments for every horse.
   Calling it a racing guide is more "family-friendly"  and less intimidating than calling it a program.
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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2013, 09:09:54 PM »

Its a program they have called it that for a couple years, its like calling a racetrack a racecourse, to some those are
 dirty words,
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« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2013, 09:12:01 PM »

$5 for brining in a cooler?  What a joke.  $8 to get in??  $12 to get in on Fathers day? 

Belmont Park on fathers day is $2.  Saratoga I believe is either $2 or $3 and you can bring in as much as you want.

How much do the casinos charge to get in?

Sounds great! Can't wait for opening day.
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« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2013, 10:15:30 PM »

Tsc elite bronze and up get in free.
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« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2013, 10:34:33 PM »

My two cents

1) The charging for kids is absolutely the most absurd thing I have heard in my life. Because of it, I won't be spending a single dollar of my money on food or beverages the whole meet. I figure this equates to about 3k to 3,500 that they just won't have. Its just f'n assine.

2) I will say that I agree with the charging of coolers. People bring in grocery stores full of food and just the overhead of having to clean that crap up afterwards is probably equal to the $5 per cooler.

I'm getting sick of this comparsion to other sporting events in the Chicagoland area. Horse Racing is NOT F'n Baseball or Basketball or FOOTBALL.
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« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2013, 11:33:23 PM »

I guess through their studies of the elasticity of demand, this is the way to maximize revenue. Eh.
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« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2013, 07:50:55 AM »

Wow I just saw they are charging for kids.  Horrible.  I won't be bringing my kid now just as a boycott.  I get in free with tsc elite but to charge kids when there is nothing to do for them except on Sundays.  And I think they charge for some of those activities?  Did they add a water park or are they giving Duck rides through the infield lake?

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« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2013, 08:22:26 AM »

  Did they add a water park or are they giving Duck rides through the infield lake?

These things will come after the casino is up and running and live racing is dead. I'm thinking carnival, water park, etc on one end, outdoor sports bar and OTB on the other with the casino in the middle.
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