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Re: MAINE/PLAINRIDGE
« Reply #2595 on: February 16, 2021, 07:26:51 PM »
rumor i heard is they are going to use the fair circut standards.  must be at least 80, blind, half deaf and an x school teacher.  so that leaves frank hall and he doesnt need associates anyhow.  for judges.
announcers only one thats up to par would be lucky llyod if not able someone that will at least call the wrong horses on a race by race basis. bill might be close on the conditions.
not sure about tellers i supposed they could drop the over 80 requirement and just go with blind and hard of hearing that leaves a couple to chose from.
could just save money and not have a race sec, dont need one for tm50/55/60 classes that will be raced.
ralph will be ok for state steward he meets all the conditions.
might have to replace henry on the commission not sure if he meets conditions.
security could take a cue from downs and see if they can get a work release canidate from windham
trackman well the chinchette family can spare a few trucks on race day.

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Re: MAINE/PLAINRIDGE
« Reply #2596 on: February 16, 2021, 07:33:57 PM »
Your showing your age

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Re: MAINE/PLAINRIDGE
« Reply #2597 on: February 17, 2021, 09:13:15 AM »
Who will be the judges in Bangor  will Frank Hall come back ? They will have to get everything in place first

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Re: MAINE/PLAINRIDGE
« Reply #2598 on: February 17, 2021, 10:11:11 AM »
other than my joke comments i have no idea on anyone anywhere. one thing i do know is there are not many judges to chose from in the state. finding really good ones, we need to get some new blood.
  so many unanswered questions before we race. if bangor does open on time, it leaves less than 6 weeks till qualifiers. even if cumberland ends up being the track to race first there is only about 8 weeks till some qualifiers are needed.
   is it just me or does the uncertainly remind anyone else of the joe ricci sagas of the 80's and 90's ?

 im also scratching my head on the whole cumberland/first tracks operation. we all seem to agree that there will be no need for any crowd control. 3 percent of off track handle is not much, bangor has a decent off track network but 50,000 is about all they get, how can their be any hope but to break even. cascade money is down with casinos limited.  new track idea is pure dream unless they can get a casino license, sports betting will help but current bill now lets all otb/tracks get it, the profits dived up are not going to be worth building a track.
   im a little down on much more than we limp thru another year. am i missing something? i dont see another casino license but maybe as the state need money.

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Re: MAINE/PLAINRIDGE
« Reply #2599 on: February 18, 2021, 09:36:56 AM »
just a thought, cumberland's license included full card simialcasting just like the downs had. has anyone heard when that will start? that was the only thing the downs made any money on and id think cumberland would be in a hurry to get it going.

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Re: MAINE/PLAINRIDGE
« Reply #2600 on: February 19, 2021, 07:09:30 AM »
So True. When are they starting simulcasting? What's the secret?  Why are there so many unknowns? Is it set at Cumberland as to who shows their signal??  Can we bet on it or are we going to have the mess we had at the downs last year with no video? Is the signal going to be in HD like all the successful tracks are upgrading to? Heck, even Monticello just switched to HD and their handle is amazing and their horse quality is very weak. If Cumberland doesn't do this right and tries to take the cheap way out, it is doomed to fail. I HOPE THIS IS NOT THE CASE
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Re: MAINE/PLAINRIDGE
« Reply #2601 on: February 19, 2021, 10:24:44 AM »
lock we agree for sure. id love to see maine racing thrive rather than the slow death we have had for the last number of years.
  my complaint with downs and bangor was the lack of even trying to do anything right.
 now this whole cumberland thing its the secret. from 2019 when they first decided to not apply for 2020 dates till now it is all hush hush. why? do they even think that they need horses. everyone i know is ridge bound. im not sure there will be horses at this point. going 8 races a day with 5/6 horse fields will end in failure.
   i have said it before but again enough backroom deals, while i want maines racing to thrive i really cant throw much support to this group either.
   i wish they would get things going. simialcasting now will help the purse account as well as their bottom line. i just dont know.

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Re: MAINE/PLAINRIDGE
« Reply #2602 on: February 20, 2021, 12:52:11 PM »
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Re: MAINE/PLAINRIDGE
« Reply #2603 on: February 23, 2021, 11:35:12 AM »
The chief is crushing at pomp. What will the beckwith double pay tonight? It looks ice cold.

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Re: MAINE/PLAINRIDGE
« Reply #2604 on: February 23, 2021, 12:47:29 PM »
How can you trust 2 guys like Wally and Betwith to be logical for the betting public.
In the 2nd , Miller can't be tossed and Dunns mare will make the pace

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Re: MAINE/PLAINRIDGE
« Reply #2605 on: February 23, 2021, 02:26:37 PM »
been a good meet at the pomp. while there are some people with pasts here, the racing is pretty formfull. just handicap. put the past aside. i have had some rotten nights yet the results were fair. the racing is very good. you need a horse, you need a trip. track itself playing fair.

 

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