Re: Just a Few Saratoga Summers Ago (379 Views)
Posted by: trackjohn
Date: May 24, 2021 03:24PM
I was there in the backyard listening to the conversation... If memory serves one of the big reasons was because of the 'bots and whales' having a huge advantage over the rest of the pari mutual wagerers... And if memory serves, there were also comments around PEDS as well as the "interesting trips" going on between different jocks (whose names rhymed with Jose and Irad!)
I didn't say at the time because I didn't want to admit it to myself but I agreed then and now with Frank D's take on the subject... My first thought was thinking of the 50,000 fans that Roosevelt raceway had in the early 1970's...now it's condos and a shopping mall or the 30,000 they would have at night in the Meadowlands even 25 years ago...now it's minimally open... I find it interesting how a couple of comments on the string highlight this...
As I've stated in a couple of responses on this board due to all the nonsense... all the PED suspicions, all the uncertainties etc..I've reduced my wagering by at least 80% over the past 3 months... All I can say is how much has changed since the Fountain of Youth trip at Gulfstream in February 2020... Hopefully a few backyard trips to the Spa backyard in a couple of months will change my outlook...
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