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cr dawg

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20 people
« on: January 16, 2020, 10:03:23 AM »
in the grandstand at Mohawk last Monday night! Where have all the people gone? I didn't know all of their names, but have seen them playing for 30 plus years. There was the couple, the Asian, the greek  and the plumber, all missing in action! Last spring after Cams Tux opened up by 10 at the 3/4 pole, a punter said adios! I haven't seen him since. Everyone in the grandstand new who was responsible, but no action by the people in charge. Geez, they banned McKnight for life years ago for less???
Race 10, there were only 10 of us left as the horses walked onto the track at 10:31, 2 minutes after the clocked turned to zero minutes to post...lol. Another 5 minutes before the race went.......oh the torture has become unbearable!
 Please WEG, do us all a favor and kick us out, put an end to it all! I live 5 minutes from Mohawk, got in at 10:55. I couldn't imagine having to drive 45 minutes to get home? Those 8 o'clock starts with the T bred Can Am must be a real customer pleaser?
The O'bri yawns are coming soon.......lets hope Ricky Gervais is the MC

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Re: 20 people
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 12:44:45 PM »
WEG doesn't care about you or any of what the other fans and bettors think. They have sports betting coming soon and are all set up to do so. If you think the suspicious drives, or the reinstatement of known chemist trainers by the AGCO and allowing them back on the property now is bad just wait once the sports books are open. The days when the Pepsi North America Cup and the Metro were packed will be like Monday night soon.

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Re: 20 people
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 01:04:26 PM »
in the grandstand at Mohawk last Monday night! Where have all the people gone? I didn't know all of their names, but have seen them playing for 30 plus years. There was the couple, the Asian, the greek  and the plumber, all missing in action! Last spring after Cams Tux opened up by 10 at the 3/4 pole, a punter said adios! I haven't seen him since. Everyone in the grandstand new who was responsible, but no action by the people in charge. Geez, they banned McKnight for life years ago for less???
Race 10, there were only 10 of us left as the horses walked onto the track at 10:31, 2 minutes after the clocked turned to zero minutes to post...lol. Another 5 minutes before the race went.......oh the torture has become unbearable!
 Please WEG, do us all a favor and kick us out, put an end to it all! I live 5 minutes from Mohawk, got in at 10:55. I couldn't imagine having to drive 45 minutes to get home? Those 8 o'clock starts with the T bred Can Am must be a real customer pleaser?
The O'bri yawns are coming soon.......lets hope Ricky Gervais is the MC
Like all the tracks,all the people that used to go are dead,and there are no new ones to replace them,I am near death as well

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Re: 20 people
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 01:20:40 PM »
Like all the tracks,all the people that used to go are dead,and there are no new ones to replace them,I am near death as well
I got to go to Philly next Friday.

I'm thinking of a Freehold-Yonkers double header.  tmbz1

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Re: 20 people
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 01:47:39 PM »
all true and relevant facts, here are a few more
nobody drives to mohawk between September  and april , bad weather , horrible traffic etc
other than seeing horses live on track before the race what is the value of actually going
although clearly the people who play slots have no issue going but then they cant watch and play at home ( not really)
also please understand that WEG really does not care about Standardbred racing ( remember they got kicked out of woodbine) it is al about tbreds, they keep the harness just to avoid the public and political backlash
if it wasn't for home betting and out of region betting this game would have been done long ago

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Re: 20 people
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 02:11:41 PM »
Def not the crowd that
Regularly invaded Greenwood raceway
Black lives matter? WTF
I was taught all lives matter!
Especially the lives of us rednecks
And our Horsez!!

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Re: 20 people
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 02:45:39 PM »
Greenwood would always be busy and it just wasn't downtown crowd it was from everywhere. A real problem for Greenwood was there were some highly influential people that lived in the Beaches area and they wanted the track gone. These people had so much influence that every summer the city would do major roadwork which really hindered getting there for fans and horsemen just to put the pressure on the OJC. The Greenwood Off Track gets more bettors than they do at the track.

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Re: 20 people
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 04:05:55 PM »
"Greenwood would always be busy "

If Greenwood was open today, no one from west of Islington or east of Kingston rd would show up.  The traffic into that location is beyond rediculous.

Never mind bettors, there wouldn't be a trainer that could make it there in time for racing, unless they were willing to leave home at 2pm to almost guarantee making the race 1 start time.

With online gambling, does anyone believe there is a hope in hell of attracting enough on site patrons to warrant anything other than an area for the buffet, and a decent sports bar.  Close the rest of the space up and reduce the maintenance and labour expenses as much as possible. 

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Re: 20 people
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 04:20:04 PM »
Yes back in the 60's to the 80's the track was always busy. Slim time to get new glasses no where did it mention now.

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Re: 20 people
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2020, 05:28:25 PM »
When u charge $50 for a buffet brunch on Boxing Day,  and are surprised that people arent racing to pay that, you are clearly out of touch with reality.

The dining room is now closed EVERY NIGHT until April or May.

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Re: 20 people
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2020, 07:05:08 PM »
correct , a decent sports bar /book is all that is required
and for the few nights of the year when they hold major races , well too bad
however dont worry about the unused space, flamborough showed how to make use of that

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Re: 20 people
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2020, 07:25:58 PM »
"Slim time to get new glasses no where did it mention now."

Iceman  ...   I wasn't trying to debunk your statement about Greenwood back in the day.  I was just trying to add on to the subject which was about how few people show up for racing today.  That's why I started with "If".

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Re: 20 people
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2020, 07:32:15 PM »
Ok

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Re: 20 people
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2020, 02:29:54 PM »
game is done. milk the casinos for a fuel more years and then melt the keys down.

 

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