01/05/2011 2:11PM

Aqueduct: They're Off ... They're Off

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In the never-ending spirit of cooperation between racetracks, the opener at Gulfstream and the second at Aqueduct went off virutally simultaneously. Fans watching races on televisions were heard to be yelling `C'mon 5! and Hold on 5! as the 5 at Aqueduct was making a winning move while the 5 at Gulfstream was fading despite the public urging.

 Speaking of the public, management at both Aqueduct and Gulfstream had the same mantra: ``Public Be Damned!''

 Judging by the post times listed in the program more of the same can be expected throughout the course of the afternoon.