08/23/2007 1:59AM

Franchise Bidders Line Up At the Fair

Rick_HF More than 1 year ago
Nothing like a fair to lift the spirits after losing some dough at teh track. Fried dough, anyone? I too have enjoyed this blog. We've learned more about what you do when you're not at the track, and more of an instant insight of the everyday goings of the track. Please do this again next year when you're here.. And ENJOY Sunday without the gate spinners present, everyone.
Greg More than 1 year ago
Steve, do they run the pick-four through the Travers on Saturday or does it run through the Victory Ride, which follows the Travers so the main event can anchor ESPN's coverage, so it encompasses all 4 stakes? Thanks, keep up the great work.
tom mcdonough More than 1 year ago
No particular comment-just wanted you to know how thoroughly I have enjoyed your journal-keep it up.
Can See'em all More than 1 year ago
Where the "wash hands after touching animals" sign says the nearest handwashing station (fancy way of saying sink) is at the track, I HOPE they don't mean the race track!
Flop More than 1 year ago
Flop feels fair fare frequently falls flat, for fenced and feebly face first finds freedom feasting fun and folly 'fore the fruitless fate of friendly fellas favoring familiar fields and farms over festival fertilizer. For the fate of forementioned, finger 555-555-5555.
AJV More than 1 year ago
Steve, as I watch the Mott/Zayat 9-5 Monster Drive run off the board in the 8th I wonder who exactly would bet him at this price and what would make one think he had a shot? Reminds me of Belmont style Pletcher underlays! Mott is going extremely well and Zayat has some great ones ( I think his filly La Traviata is unbeatable in the filly sprint Saturday)but sheesh!
SamG More than 1 year ago
Maybe Pletcher is darkening the form of his horses so Darley doesn`t buy them all
Mark More than 1 year ago
Returning to the "what iffery" from Wednesday's Pick 4, you remarked that had 36-1 Centerport Baby won the first leg, instead of 8-5 Wild Logic, the payoff would have been 12 times more. As most Pick n players know, the equivalent parlay is the product of (odds + 1) for each of the n races. For the Pick 4 in question, the payoff with Centerport Baby would have been at least (and probably well over) 14 times the payoff with Wild Logic (37/2.6 = 14.23). As it was, the actual payoff of $366 (for a $1 ticket) was 38% better than the parlay ($265), so you did well, relatively speaking. Of course, there's no denying that had Centerport Baby won, the $1 payoff would have been well over $5000. Sorry!
Rick More than 1 year ago
It's hard to tell whether the reindeer are shod with mud calks or quarter-inch bends.
Steven Crist More than 1 year ago
Greg-- There's a $1 million guaranteed all-stakes pick-4 on races 7-10: Baruch, King's Bishop, Travers, Victory Ride. ESPN is scheduled to be off the air at 6, so you'll have to watch the Victory Ride (6:15) some other way.