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Alpha Mare
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« on: July 11, 2013, 02:06:10 PM »

hi all! been having pretty rough year with elderly parents, but i'm alive and kicking .....saratoga a week from this friday.....wow, the year is flying by......i hope i get up there alot more than i did last year..glad to see things are still awesome at btw n terry and hv are still at it ..luv u guys  heart maroon
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 09:28:02 PM »

Hope you have a good Saratoga, AM.

We have the Montana racing event of the season coming up here shortly, two weekends of racing at Great Falls. Woo hoo.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2013, 06:20:01 AM »

hi all! been having pretty rough year with elderly parents, but i'm alive and kicking .....saratoga a week from this friday.....wow, the year is flying by......i hope i get up there alot more than i did last year..glad to see things are still awesome at btw n terry and hv are still at it ..luv u guys  heart maroon
Waves to Alpha Mare, and I empathize with you on taking care of the elderly.   I helped a buddy of mine (he was my mentor almost thirty years ago) and his wife and now must check in on my Mom regular.   That is about all I can take with a 50 - 60 hour work-week.   If she wasn't ambulatory or had to live with me, oh my.   

I am gnawing over possibly flying up to NY and driving up to see the Travers this year.    I consider this each and every year and I'd prefer to drive up there but that won't be for another year.   Do you or others have tips on the logistic of Travers day?   I hear it's pretty busy there.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013, 08:21:03 AM »

I am gnawing over possibly flying up to NY and driving up to see the Travers this year.    I consider this each and every year and I'd prefer to drive up there but that won't be for another year.   Do you or others have tips on the logistic of Travers day?   I hear it's pretty busy there.

Depends on how you feel about 59,999 other hot, sweaty racegoers.

Worst day of the meet to attend live, IMO.

YMMV.
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2013, 08:23:55 AM »

HV, I respect your opinion greatly so perhaps you can advise me.

I have a big presentation August 2nd and I've been restricted from travel by my boss.    Is it better to arrive on weekdays when the crowds are smaller?   Are the races just that good there?   Or would you advise targeting a different weekend (arrive on Friday return on Monday?).  
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2013, 09:01:06 AM »

HV, I respect your opinion greatly so perhaps you can advise me.

I have a big presentation August 2nd and I've been restricted from travel by my boss.    Is it better to arrive on weekdays when the crowds are smaller?   Are the races just that good there?   Or would you advise targeting a different weekend (arrive on Friday return on Monday?).  

I fly into Albany on a Tuesday and leave as late as possible on Monday, less crowds and cheaper airfare.
 
A couple of years ago, I dragged my work PC with me and worked Wednesday and Thursday from the house we rented, while all my buds went to the races. It was torture, but it was the only way I could make it happen.

"Are the races just that good there?" -- I think you might mean, are the races just *as* good during the week, and if so I have two answers:

* there is at least one graded stakes race every day*, if those are important to you, and,

* I think I find better wagering opportunities on weekdays than on weekends; we hit one P4 in particular that paid $2900+ on a Wednesday that we agreed wouldn't have paid more than $1000 if it was Saturday instead.

"Regular" Saturdays and Sundays can be quite crowded, and more than once we have decided to bail and head over to the harness track for a table in the restaurant, for simulcasting, buffet, A/C, and an overall touch of civility.

Staying for the Monday card is a special treat, after a crowded and crazy weekend -- it's pretty nice when all the tourists are gone.  Wink

Hope this helps.




* EDIT: stakes race every day, yes, but now many are not graded, with lots of glorified allowance races for NY-breds. Sorry for the mistake.
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2013, 11:42:43 AM »

Depends on how you feel about 59,999 other hot, sweaty racegoers.

Worst day of the meet to attend live, IMO.

YMMV.

I had a ball everytime I went to the Travers, (15 or so times) yes the crowds are large but who cares it the travers. If I followed you advice HV, i'd would have missed out on the last race between heated rivals Alyadar and Affirmed. That memory will live forever with me.

if you love horse racing never let large crowds dissuade you.

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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2013, 11:52:57 AM »

I had a ball everytime I went to the Travers, (15 or so times) yes the crowds are large but who cares it the travers. If I followed you advice HV, i'd would have missed out on the last race between heated rivals Alyadar and Affirmed. That memory will live forever with me.

if you love horse racing never let large crowds dissuade you.

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Come on, Al -- when was the last time since Alydar and Affirmed that the Travers came anywhere near that strong?

When two colts of that caliber show up in Saratoga again, believe me, I will be there.
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2013, 07:48:41 PM »

alpha baby..were you been  ?

was just thinking about how you just up and left like all the amercan woman do after they get what they came for.

when you flying to chicago to buy me dinner ?
i'll let you pick the place..


.how nice of me



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