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« Reply #75 on: May 14, 2013, 03:07:11 PM »

Monmouth had a big crowd on Mother's Day and their handle was up almost 30% over last year. They also gave free admission to all of the ladies.
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« Reply #76 on: May 14, 2013, 03:25:03 PM »

Monmouth had a big crowd on Mother's Day and their handle was up almost 30% over last year. They also gave free admission to all of the ladies.
You really think 11,000+ is a big crowd----In that case Arlington's was massive

http://www.equibase.com/static/chart/pdf/MTH051213USA.pdf
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« Reply #77 on: May 14, 2013, 03:38:04 PM »

You really think 11,000+ is a big crowd----In that case Arlington's was massive

http://www.equibase.com/static/chart/pdf/MTH051213USA.pdf

Was Arlington's handle up 30%? How many were at Arlington? The true test will be next year on Mother's Day to see how many return from this year.
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« Reply #78 on: May 14, 2013, 04:10:54 PM »

Well, price of simulcast admission seems a bit steep. But you get your pp's.

One undeniable problem from years ago is that if you were by yourself, and got up to go to the can and / or grab a beer, your pp's would be gone when you got back.

Now that everyone has their own, there are always simo books and green sheets laying around on a table or the center bar.

Clever solution, I thought. And, the riff raff element is at a minimum now; pretty much just horseplayers now.
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« Reply #79 on: May 14, 2013, 05:40:06 PM »

Monmouth had a big crowd on Mother's Day and their handle was up almost 30% over last year. They also gave free admission to all of the ladies.

Those horsemen who run Monmouth can afford to give the ladies free admission because they don't have a massive yacht to support.
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« Reply #80 on: May 14, 2013, 05:49:34 PM »

I believe that children 5-17 are $5, so the hypothetical family of 4 would be $34.  That would equate to over $400 in wagers for AP to bank the same revenue.
Wow, I can't believe they are killing the golden goose.   My Father took the whole family to the track when we were young at no cost.   

I might not have an interest in racing today had it not been the bond I had with my father at the track.  I've met many others at the track who have shared similar stories to me about their relationship with fathers and the track.   What about that isn't obvious and why would AP charge kids admission?   
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« Reply #81 on: May 14, 2013, 07:13:42 PM »

I agree so much.  When I am at the track in Ferndale now, I feel my grandfather is there with me all day.  It's such a good feeling. Dang it, it's making me cry.
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« Reply #82 on: May 14, 2013, 07:22:11 PM »

I don't know how AP handle compares to last year for Mother's Day--I know Derby Day they were like up over 100%, but I also know why.I can only guess that Monmouth Horseplayers would rather gamble than take care of Mom ---LOL
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« Reply #83 on: May 15, 2013, 08:14:09 AM »

I don't know how AP handle compares to last year for Mother's Day

I have no info on handle, either, but I have a feeling Mother's Day attendance wasn't quite as good as people here have bee suggesting.

Last year, Dave Zenner got a press release out pretty quick about how good Mother's Day attendance was:

http://www.barntowire.com/2012/APrelease120515.html

This year, all I can find is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XErftbBE_5Q&list=RD02UWFjhEYXbbU
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« Reply #84 on: May 15, 2013, 08:39:00 AM »

One undeniable problem from years ago is that if you were by yourself, and got up to go to the can and / or grab a beer, your pp's would be gone when you got back.

Now that everyone has their own, there are always simo books and green sheets laying around on a table or the center bar.

Clever solution, I thought. And, the riff raff element is at a minimum now; pretty much just horseplayers now.

You mean people don't bring reading material into the can anymore???
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« Reply #85 on: May 15, 2013, 09:09:51 AM »


Now that is funny, HV.

We have an African Grey parrot who likes to whistle. The other night, I found a youtube video of whistling that was 12 hours in length. I'll be sure not to let her hear your video because we sure wouldn't want our parrot chirping like a cricket. Once they learn something like that, they don't stop.
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« Reply #86 on: May 15, 2013, 11:06:34 AM »

I have no info on handle, either, but I have a feeling Mother's Day attendance wasn't quite as good as people here have bee suggesting.

Last year, Dave Zenner got a press release out pretty quick about how good Mother's Day attendance was:

http://www.barntowire.com/2012/APrelease120515.html

This year, all I can find is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XErftbBE_5Q&list=RD02UWFjhEYXbbU
It certainly was not like 2012.
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