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Re: THE WRITING ON THE WALL,,ANOTHER TRACK WILL MOST LIKELY CLOSE
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2019, 07:51:39 AM »
I remember a few nights at Roosevelt while waiting for John Chapman to bring the horse back for a picture and looking up into the stands it was amazing how full the place was and it was packed at Pompano when the Breeders Crown first started out and we would head down for the races and some golf. Let's face it the tracks are empty because it's all about the money and who is going to get it because of internet betting and tracks like Pompano are empty because of the fixing, same with Freehold or Monti.

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« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2019, 07:54:35 AM »
I remember a few nights at Roosevelt while waiting for John Chapman to bring the horse back for a picture and looking up into the stands it was amazing how full the place was and it was packed at Pompano when the Breeders Crown first started out and we would head down for the races and some golf. Let's face it the tracks are empty because it's all about the money and who is going to get it because of internet betting and tracks like Pompano are empty because of the fixing, same with Freehold or Monti.

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« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2019, 08:05:27 AM »
I remember RR very well. I used to like the 3rd floor. in the cold weather they had the outdoor behind the glass area. I always was on the 3rd floor. used the escalators to get up there.

I remember one night in the 80's my friend and I turned the corner after getting off on the second floor landing and instead of seeing the next escalator to the 3rd floor it was walled off with plywood.
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« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2019, 08:16:24 AM »
Another memory that will be with me forever is Greenwood Raceway in Toronto. You would drive east on the Gardiner Expressway and as you hit the ramp down to the Lakeshore there were the huge grandstands even in summer the lights were on and as you got closer the stands were filled prior to the races. On the walkover from the ship in barn to the paddock a sea of people. When the races were over and we were all loaded up as we made our way West if you looked in your rear view mirror you would swear you just left a fire the lights from the track were so bright. This was when racing was great almost romantic.

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« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2019, 11:32:54 AM »
I used to take exit m3 or m2 from the meadowbrook. the lights were the first thing you saw when you came up the exit ramp. sometimes it was so crowded I used to have to park by fortunoffs.


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« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2019, 12:08:37 PM »
If we had a horse in say 4th or 5th race we would call a car from my cousins place then win or lose we would grab a cab and head to NYC for food and drinks.

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« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2019, 12:09:07 PM »
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« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2019, 12:43:17 PM »
I said it on another thread, tracks aren't owned by people any more the are owned by corporations, mostly casinos and they don't want racing. We cost them money, between the states and the casinos sooner rather than later they will take more money away from horseman. Look at the Meadows, the horseman had to buy the statue of Adios back after the land was sold by the last group of profiteers. It's all corporate greed. Tracks other than the Big M don't really do any promotions or advertising for racing, if you take the slot money away we will be racing ultra short meets for crap money. We also have no integrity or class look at the show we put on, not really classy anymore. The days of Greenwood, RR and packed crowds are all done get used to it.

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« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2019, 03:17:15 PM »
I said it on another thread, tracks aren't owned by people any more the are owned by corporations, mostly casinos and they don't want racing. We cost them money, between the states and the casinos sooner rather than later they will take more money away from horseman. Look at the Meadows, the horseman had to buy the statue of Adios back after the land was sold by the last group of profiteers. It's all corporate greed. Tracks other than the Big M don't really do any promotions or advertising for racing, if you take the slot money away we will be racing ultra short meets for crap money. We also have no integrity or class look at the show we put on, not really classy anymore. The days of Greenwood, RR and packed crowds are all done get used to it.




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« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2019, 03:28:15 PM »
it really is a waste of good money ,giving these guys anything
,agree clean up you act horsemen,prove you deserve the welfare


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« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2019, 03:43:21 PM »



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Re: THE WRITING ON THE WALL,,ANOTHER TRACK WILL MOST LIKELY CLOSE
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2019, 05:01:13 PM »
Bernie Madoff, Never said it wasn't obvious, just stating facts. You must be a genius

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« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2019, 05:26:26 PM »



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« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2019, 05:36:24 PM »
Bernie Madoff, Never said it wasn't obvious, just stating facts. You must be a genius



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« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2019, 06:07:19 PM »


It's called tautology.

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