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Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By MikeB
The horse, and its connections, run the race, and...

The horse, and its connections, run the race, and this is what we bet on. If the odds are right. The latter is determined by the public, and may be heavily influenced by the whales.

So it is a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By MikeB
It would be interesting to see the betting handle...

It would be interesting to see the betting handle broken down between on and off track. Going to the track is a social event for a lot of those attending SA and Del Mar. Short fields aren't going to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By MikeB
Races with 4 horses? That's nuts. I just looked...

Races with 4 horses? That's nuts. I just looked at the charts from yesterday's races at Del Mar. Race 1, with 4 horses, had a WPS pool of $62 thousand. How can you keep a track open with that kind of...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By MikeB
I needed a laser printer and an ink jet when I...

I needed a laser printer and an ink jet when I ran a small business out of my house, and continue to prefer the convenience of using both. Depending on your needs, you might prefer one or the other....
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By MikeB
I have an HP laser and a Brother color inkjet....

I have an HP laser and a Brother color inkjet. Both are highly recommended. The laser is a rebuilt HP2035 I bought about 5 years ago and have had no trouble with. I would recommend a rebuilt office...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,364
Posted By MikeB
Laurel Park has cancelled races for Sat. & Sun....

Laurel Park has cancelled races for Sat. & Sun. (Oct. 26-27) due to a broken water pipe under the track....
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By MikeB
Cancellations are generally listed here:...

Cancellations are generally listed here: http://www.equibase.com/premium/cancellations.cfm

Laurel is not on that list yet, but the Laurel web site says no racing Sat. or Sun. Some eastern tracks...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By MikeB
Factors other than track policies likely also...

Factors other than track policies likely also have an effect on the numbers. I haven't followed Delmar in some time, but I'm guessing the quality of the horses and the professionalism of the stables...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By MikeB
Weather forecast for tracks

I just came across the site linked below. No experience yet with how accurate the forecasts are, but we can only hope.


http://www.equidaily.com/bestbet/weather.html
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By MikeB
Good point. I think that any modern brand name...

Good point. I think that any modern brand name computer is going to be able to handle the computing without a glitch. In addition to battery life, ergonomics is an issue. Does the machine feel right...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By MikeB
Arizona Downs suspends rest of meet

The track, which just opened this summer on the old Yavapai Downs site, has suspended the rest of its meet due to issues with its OTB signal provider.

...
Forum: Races of Interest 06-15-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By MikeB
Are they using a lead pony on those works?...

Are they using a lead pony on those works? :rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,879
Posted By MikeB
Sorry, somebody jumped the gun and sent me a PM...

Sorry, somebody jumped the gun and sent me a PM about it.
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,879
Posted By MikeB
Great idea! I have an extra copy (don't...

Great idea!

I have an extra copy (don't ask!!!) of "The Race is Pace" by Huey Mahl free to the first claim. Not recommended for novices. Post a reply here so everyone knows it is claimed, and I...
Forum: Matchup Discussion 05-31-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,089
Posted By MikeB
I didn't ask someone to do it, I did it for...

I didn't ask someone to do it, I did it for myself. No better way to learn a subject.

Hint: the core principles of the method can be reduced to a lot less than 50 pages. The compilation is heavy...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By MikeB
I don't find aggregate statistics on things like...

I don't find aggregate statistics on things like post positions to be useful. Just to use this example, an outside post position in a 6.5f or 7f sprint out of a chute would seem to be much less of a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,445
Posted By MikeB
An alternative: when you get that error message,...

An alternative: when you get that error message, left click on the address box, which will highlight the address there, and hit the "Enter" key.
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,764
Posted By MikeB
I have had similar problems with other sites on...

I have had similar problems with other sites on "free" wi-fi. The common thread is that they are blocking anything having to do with gambling.
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By MikeB
Book is taken. -- MikeB

Book is taken. -- MikeB
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By MikeB
Jack Van Berg Bio

I recently finished reading "Jack: From Grit to Glory", a biography of Jack Van Berg. It was written by Chris Kotulak, who has been doing the in-house pre-race TV commentary and TVG commentary at...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,088
Posted By MikeB
I saw that too, and of course the discussion over...

I saw that too, and of course the discussion over there quickly dissolved into an argument about that book vs. others, especially Blinkers Off by Cory Fotias. Which is ironic, because Dr. Z. wrote...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By MikeB
The big question for me is what does that "level"...

The big question for me is what does that "level" tell you. I pay no attention to levels based on purses or any other single metric. I want a track that has full, competitive fields. Aqueduct may...
Forum: Sartin Methodology Handicapping 101 (102 ...) 03-28-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,319
Posted By MikeB
Thanks for the reminder of something I knew but...

Thanks for the reminder of something I knew but don't pay enough attention to. When you think about it, most horses aren't even really 3 years old until April or May.

What I have always heard is...
Forum: Matchup Discussion 03-11-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,089
Posted By MikeB
I agree. I don't have the second book, but I do...

I agree. I don't have the second book, but I do have Jim's first book. It is an intro, but the average person without The Hat's intuitive understanding of horses would never progress enough from that...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,605
Posted By MikeB
The manual for Q-Scan is available here in the...

The manual for Q-Scan is available here in the Manuals Section.

I looked at it briefly when I thought I was going to spend some time at a track that ran several quarter horse races a day, although...
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