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The Game is Done Unless
« on: September 15, 2020, 09:14:35 PM »
The cheating in racing is so rampant those intrusted to protect the public look the other way for fear that if they did their job there would be very few horses that could fill a race and forget filling a whole card. IMO what kind of fucked up thinking is that. The game is shrinking because the cheats have forced out the honest guy trainers and owners and these numbskulls cannot forward think that maybe the honest trainers and owners might get back in if they just did their job. The cheats are why the game needed the handouts and when they got them they did nothing but drain the well dry and screw the game. So I ask you then why not get rid of them for life and propose a plan and work the plan to be self sustaining and the breeding numbers will come back and just maybe the fans will too.

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Re: The Game is Done Unless
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 09:18:54 PM »
Sadly,the fans will never come back because the vast majority of them are dead.The sport is boring to the living,to long between races,people want instant action,they don't wan't to learn the sport,so it's over,nothing can be done to save the industry,it was fun while it lasted

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Re: The Game is Done Unless
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 09:52:54 PM »
Times change and racing stayed the same. Harness racing joins Blockbuster Video, Sears, US Postal Service and all the others who failed to recognize the change is consumer buying habits. Here where I live you can go the casino or bet football a stones throw from the house. Sadly in my life I have owned a few dozen standardbreds and one TB. Looking at a winners circle pic now. 25K claimer going for a 12k purse. And that was in 1988. The game has been dead for decades in my opinion. Slot money just prolonged it. Side note USTA= joke!

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Re: The Game is Done Unless
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 10:04:40 PM »
Rabbi you are right the vast majority of the fans are gone and the millennials want the action with no wasted time. Before with no internet if first post was 7:00 pm it was 7:00 pm not 7:10 as it is now going beyond post time to suck every last dollar from the fan. The tracks fucked this up especially Twin Spires or Churchill where they refuse to send their signal unless they get this much revenue or if they find out their product does not do well against say a Stronach track or Woodbine they stop their customers from betting, all greed. Which tells me the tracks really don't want the racing anymore just the gaming and they prove it every day.

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Re: The Game is Done Unless
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 10:33:49 PM »
Harness game has been done for a while now

Kentucky sires destroyed. Little guys pushed aside by dual eligibility crap

Big farms keep the best yearlings for  themselves

Little guy almost gone in many states

Who are we kidding

What’s left

Not much

Just  same  guys every yr

Winning everything

GAME IS DONE



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Re: The Game is Done Unless
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2020, 10:49:46 PM »
Yet these whoresmen will drain all they can at these hillbilly tracks. Cheating, horrible payouts, prolonged post time drag...how the fuck they expect to attract new customers vs casijnos and now sportsbooks. Zero chance. Not to mention these damn harness races are beyond boring to watch.

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Re: The Game is Done Unless
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 12:50:34 AM »
Very boring...U get Joe Biden type naps in between races is ridiculous

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Re: The Game is Done Unless
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2020, 06:57:42 AM »
After the election, lets get Trump to become the new Harness Racing Czar. That'll fix things.

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Re: The Game is Done Unless
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2020, 08:34:49 AM »
Handle is way up at Mohawk.
Costs are down as the facility is half closed.

Game doesn't seem dead there. But then again, you guys have been saying its dead for the last 20 years.

Besides, if it is dead, how are we gonna cash on that big AGCO lawsuit?

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Re: The Game is Done Unless
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2020, 08:45:33 AM »
Harness game has been done for a while now

Kentucky sires destroyed. Little guys pushed aside by dual eligibility crap

Big farms keep the best yearlings for  themselves

Little guy almost gone in many states

Who are we kidding

What’s left

Not much

Just  same  guys every yr

Winning everything

GAME IS DONE

Spot on Luc

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Re: The Game is Done Unless
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2020, 09:19:49 AM »
hoosierboy not only is LUC spot on but if the same trainers are winning yr after yr then why is Casie getting out when she was part of the same trainers winning yr after yr. She got nailed by the Feds and turned rat.

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Re: The Game is Done Unless
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2020, 09:46:39 AM »
there are a lot of things wrong with racing and never will it be fixed. the best days were 40 years ago. cheap purses huge handle. you watched replays seeing who was waiting for next week. you could catch those longshots.
    tracks used to go to post pretty much ontime. now the horsemen dont need to warm a horse up. do that for the 15 minutes your on the track. when we had crowds 20 mins between races, now empty tracks we go 25 mins. boring people to death.
   the drugs that drop a horse 5 seconds in a week. to pick a winner has become guessing whos loaded up.
not fun. not profitable anymore.
   trainers having hundreds of horses all over. tracks knowing without them they cant fill races. the bigger you are the almost 0 chance your horse gets tested. the guy with 1 horse pees in the stall after having a cup of coffee gets 30 days on his horses caffine positive.

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Re: The Game is Done Unless
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2020, 09:52:27 AM »
Harness game has been done for a while now

Kentucky sires destroyed. Little guys pushed aside by dual eligibility crap

Big farms keep the best yearlings for  themselves

Little guy almost gone in many states

Who are we kidding

What’s left

Not much

Just  same  guys every yr

Winning everything

GAME IS DONE

Yep bingo.  to commercialized now.  little guy's hobby getting pushed aside

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Re: The Game is Done Unless
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2020, 11:50:58 AM »
Times change and racing stayed the same. Harness racing joins Blockbuster Video, Sears, US Postal Service and all the others who failed to recognize the change is consumer buying habits...... been dead for decades in my opinion. Slot money just prolonged it. Side note USTA= joke!

A GREAT post by bostonborne.                 Worth reading more than once !
Just another comment
Its a good thing that the USTA News site is free for all to read.
If it was  a newspaper.....NO ONE would even spend 5 cents to buy and read it...( with a very , very , few exceptions)   

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Re: The Game is Done Unless
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2020, 12:00:31 PM »
This "great" post has been regurgitated for at least the past 15 years.  Please try something new.
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