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Re: Just a Few Saratoga Summers Ago (379 Views)
Posted by: trackjohn (IP Logged)
Date: May 24, 2021 03:24PM

Fairmount:

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...

John



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Re: Just a Few Saratoga Summers Ago (380 Views) statuette 05/24/2021 07:11AM
Re: Just a Few Saratoga Summers Ago (269 Views) billk5300s 05/25/2021 05:23PM
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Re: Just a Few Saratoga Summers Ago (258 Views) moosepalm 05/25/2021 10:14PM
Re: Just a Few Saratoga Summers Ago (379 Views) trackjohn 05/24/2021 03:24PM
Re: Just a Few Saratoga Summers Ago (291 Views) TempletonPeck 06/02/2021 01:09PM


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