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Author Topic: Fairmount Park Opens Tuesday!!!! WHAT A JOKE  (Read 2602 times)
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« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2013, 06:16:45 PM »

Speaking of routes, next time you leave Fairmount late in the evening, what say you take an exit into downtown East St. Louis and park by the side of any road and take a nap...

They guy's revealed himself as one of those still carrying a torch for forced subsidization of harness horsemen at FP, so don't take him too seriously.

But then again, when he started ripping FP because it doesn't offer a P4, it wasn't too easy to take him seriously anyhow. A P4? This is your complaint?
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« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2013, 06:21:32 PM »

Cahokia Downs offers a much better product than FP. Concessions are cheaper, the dirt is deeper, and the free admission can't be beat. We can start our own AP/HAW debate for southern Illinois racing!
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« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2013, 06:29:55 PM »

And they grow bigger mounds...
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« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2013, 06:49:02 PM »


Besides, anybody at Fairmount Park when hitting a pick-4 of any magnitude is in immediate fear of his life for having money in his pocket while in the midst of a bunch of thugs who don't...



Ever been there? I can assure you I've never seen a thug at FP.
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« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2013, 06:54:35 PM »

Ever been there? I can assure you I've never seen a thug at FP.

Some of these guys who post here, you wonder if they ever dare to peek out of their fortified panic room.
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« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2013, 08:22:52 PM »

There are 2 Jack-in-the Box restaurants left in Illinois, both within close proximity of Fairmount (Litchfield and Edwardsville).  That wins the debate.  Pick-4s, field size, purses, all of that fades to insignificance when eating a Jack-in-the Box taco.
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« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2013, 10:06:36 PM »

There are 2 Jack-in-the Box restaurants left in Illinois, both within close proximity of Fairmount (Litchfield and Edwardsville).  That wins the debate.  Pick-4s, field size, purses, all of that fades to insignificance when eating a Jack-in-the Box taco.

Who'd have guessed the "thugs" that so terrify RaceTrackRailbird were stoners.
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« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2013, 05:56:58 AM »

There are 2 Jack-in-the Box restaurants left in Illinois, both within close proximity of Fairmount (Litchfield and Edwardsville).  That wins the debate.  Pick-4s, field size, purses, all of that fades to insignificance when eating a Jack-in-the Box taco.

This is hall of fame material, friends.
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« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2013, 07:30:10 AM »

off to put in my entries for Friday.  I wonder how they will absorb another 70 horses into the mix...
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« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2013, 09:09:49 AM »

There are 2 Jack-in-the Box restaurants left in Illinois, both within close proximity of Fairmount (Litchfield and Edwardsville).  That wins the debate.  Pick-4s, field size, purses, all of that fades to insignificance when eating a Jack-in-the Box taco.

There's actually a Jack-in-the-Box about four furlongs from Fairmount's parking lot.
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« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2013, 09:12:15 AM »

There's actually a Jack-in-the-Box about four furlongs from Fairmount's parking lot.

It's coming up on Collinsville JITB season for me.
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« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2013, 09:34:43 AM »

Just when you thought the World couldn't get any stupider.....We get those two gems from the Racetrack Railbird.....I wonder how some people find their way home at night
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« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2013, 09:35:58 AM »

For years there was a Jack in the Box at the corner of Rand and Palatine.  At night we would sit inside munching on our tacos listening to the stoners drive thru orders coming in over the speakers. I wish I had recordings of that, some of the funniest stuff I ever heard.
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« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2013, 10:20:58 AM »

OK, I give in....

When I was a kid, they had the "Jack Steak" which was actually a steak sandwich, and not some ground up mash that has everything from tongue to tail in it.  It was really good and is just about the last really good thing they had.

I will admit that I have had a couple of tacos, while not in my correct state of mind.  And though they didn't taste too bad, I know they are made with some really scary ingredients.
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« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2013, 10:50:35 AM »

OK, I give in....

When I was a kid, they had the "Jack Steak" which was actually a steak sandwich, and not some ground up mash that has everything from tongue to tail in it.  It was really good and is just about the last really good thing they had.

I will admit that I have had a couple of tacos, while not in my correct state of mind.  And though they didn't taste too bad, I know they are made with some really scary ingredients.

You spelled "awesome" wrong.
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« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2013, 11:11:20 AM »

Waffle House in Collinsville  thumbs up
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« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2013, 11:25:18 AM »

Waffle House in Collinsville  thumbs up

Waffle House is a cousin of Jack's
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« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2013, 11:34:13 AM »

A wet bandana sandwich from Bandana's in Collinsville.
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« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2013, 12:21:51 PM »

CHILE RELLENOS FROM RAMON'S.
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« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2013, 03:49:37 PM »

Ever been there? I can assure you I've never seen a thug at FP.


Yes, I've been there, back in the days when De Gaulle ruled the roost.  He won the last live race, and then the attention of all turned toward some godforsaken harness track up north as we played the final opportunities of the evening.  The last harness race saw me threatening to win a big one, and as I drove off toward Louisville, I took some solace from the fact that the thugs all around me that evening were most likely headed in the other direction on the highway.   
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« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2013, 12:46:39 PM »



I guess Hoosier Park has no Idea what they are talking about....

“Hoosier Park is very excited for this partnership to offer racing fans this unique wagering opportunity,” Hoosier Park’s general manager of racing Rick Moore noted. “Building on the success of last year, we’ve jumped the guarantee from $5,000 to $10,000 with hopes that’s the first of many increases to come. The Pick-4 has now become the ‘in’ wager as far as the racing industry is concerned and we’re proud to offer it here at Hoosier Park.”

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« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2013, 02:19:30 PM »

Yeah, let's hear it for Hoosier Park.
I happened to attend the opener at FP and managed to make a little money despite th absence of Pick-4 wagering.
There were more patrons at the races that night than Hoosier Park will have in three weeks.
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« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2013, 03:33:33 PM »

Yeah, let's hear it for Hoosier Park.
I happened to attend the opener at FP and managed to make a little money despite th absence of Pick-4 wagering.
There were more patrons at the races that night than Hoosier Park will have in three weeks.

Yes Your right but how many were betting or were their to enjoy Zanders friday nightclub... (Party at the park) with his rolling pick three's and rolling doubles with 1100 pools laughing guy laughing guy laughing guy
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« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2013, 03:48:55 PM »

Yeah, let's hear it for Hoosier Park.
I happened to attend the opener at FP and managed to make a little money despite th absence of Pick-4 wagering.
There were more patrons at the races that night than Hoosier Park will have in three weeks.

Probably more in that one night than Hoosier will have all season, considering it is now 100% harness.
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« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2013, 04:54:02 PM »

Probably more in that one night than Hoosier will have all season, considering it is now 100% harness.

Smartest thing they ever did at Indiana...Its closer for Maker, Amoss to ship from Ky to steal the money in Indiana Downs. beer beer beer
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