Re: Travers Day Card (574 Views)
Posted by: FrankD.
Date: August 21, 2019 09:00PM
Already down big time on the under(47.5) of interstate renewal, Canes defense, New Coach, Gators not needing to show all their stuff to win. Let’s add in 75% chance of some significant rain Saturday night at whatever that stadiums name is this week..... It ain’t the Orange Bowl NO MORE😎
Watch the video of Tacitus work w/blinks, he will be less than 5/2 for sure.
No opinion on the heat yet here but he will be over bet.
I’m 80/20 to not be live on the grounds for Travers Day for the first time since 1973. Twice I have left before the actual running of the main event. Once I had to take my Mom to a party for a life long family friend, the 2nd was last years debacle of our chairs being confiscated and our spot taken away. I’m not real big on forgive and forget.....
My Grandfather Nino Battaglia first Travers was Man O’War in 1920, mine was 1973, 2 weeks after my first Spa visit to see Secretariat in the Whitney get beat by Onion. Between us we have been to 107 Travers Stakes. He had the same seats in section D on Wednesday & Saturday from the 20’s through the early 80’s. A New Years Eve tradition before going out was to mail in the request for Spa seats.
They could not be post marked before January 1st. I’m sure more than a few here remember those days!
Spa’s new schedule has been an unmitigated disaster this year....
Don’t believe NYRA propaganda on attendance and they stopped posting on-track handle. Overall handle is up. Attendance is VOODOO, over 12,000 season passes counted every day, I have one, been live 9 times, season seats are counted as well. Attendance starts at 14k or so every day. The place and town have been DEAD except for a few Friday nights and Saturdays. Sunday’s are a ghost town with the Monday dark day. Restaurants & Hotels are screaming, people that park cars on their lawns are crying, my buddy Doug who collects for Veterans outside the clubhouse entrance says their take is way down, even Angel my favorite men’s room attendant for 30 years or so is complaining “the joint is empty”
Ok an FD rant about the good olde days shall be balanced with a Travers 150 sequence opinion for the first time in a long time.....
Still love the place but Klueless Kay’s legacy will be, he turned it into
Disney Land if your old or Disney World if your not!!!