Unless I’m reading this wrong, some 6,200 and some
odd souls ventured to the Meadowlands at various points
during the course of the day on Friday April 7th wagering
about 2.1 million on site of which $629,000 was bet on the
live evening card. That would suggest that about 1.5 million
was handled on the incoming simulcast signals of which the
overwhelming majority would be incoming thoroughbreds.
That Saturday 8,275 were on hand accounting for just over
$3 million on site handle in which $880,000 was bet on the
live harness card. Which means $2.2 million was wagered
on incoming simulcast signals the bulk of which would have
Is there a message here?
The SATURDAY EDITION of the Racing From The Meadowlands
show hosted by either Sam McKee, Bob Heyden, Ken Warkentin,
and Dave Brower contained a multi minute segment called
RUNNERS WORLD in which Thoroughbred analyst Brad Thomas
not only discoursed Kentucky Derby stepping stone races
but also illustrated several horses to watch at various
Are we running out of relevant harness topics already?
Conspicuously absent from the glossy web postings of the
best year ever for Dover Downs was any mention of attendance
and handle or isn’t that part of the official record?
Often wondered why so many tracks DON’T publish attendance
and betting figures ala Dover Downs etc. Don’t we
the product manufacturers have a right to know how the produce
is being received by the faithful?
On the heels of the European money earnings absent from
USTA records, one wonders how come trainer changes are not
properly recorded in qualifying races which upon publication
become part of the horse’s official history
Check almost any qualifying “chart” and you’ll
find horses listed as trained for the record by individuals
who may not have had them in the barn for months.
Interesting terminology for the Ledford crew they being
charged with race fixing or however the legalese actually
read. What differentiates that scenario from all the other
scenarios involving enhancement substances for isn’t
the intent and/or end result the same thing?
And wouldn’t anyone content to “qualify”
in an elimination race be equally guilty as the end result
is that the effort or as better put lack of it does indeed
contribute to affecting the outcome of a sporting event,
A little consistency please!
Lobbyists for simplified programs should be aware that no
amount of simplifying the textbook enables one to learn
advanced calculus without first mastering arithmetic and
Unfortunately handicapping is so intricate and complicated
that you won’t get it without thorough comprehension
of the basic premises!
WAITIN ON WENDY
Any day now, Wendy M Hanover should drop either a full brother
or sister to Modern Art the sex of which will determine
her next consort. If it’s the long anticipated Artsplace
filly, she’ll go to Rocknroll Hanover. But if it’s
another colt, then back to Artsplace for another shot at
that elusive “daddy’s girl”.
Roman Art (Artsplace-Romanticize) just dropped a gorgeous
Western Ideal colt after which she’ll tango with his
number one son Rocknroll Hanover.
Told that a showcase yearling at the Kentucky annex is GUIDA
MUSCLE the Muscles Yankee colt from the ill-fated My Starchip,
she a casualty of the barn fire last month. There was a
GUIDA MISSILE (No Nukes-Misty Bretta) some years back who
despite being a marginal yearling wound up winning over
half a million under the name change RINGALEEVIO.
This GUIDA MUSCLE is reportedly a showcase! Listening Lou?