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Kentucky Derby 2020 DogsUp Diary   Triple Crown

Started 2/3/20 by DogsUp; 41429 views.
Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

3/16/20

ChiefsCrown said...

Huge hit financially if its an empty venue.

whales, computer wagering teams (CWTs) and fans the world over bet into the pools via computers. 

Ditto every other track.......that's why tracks are so empty now (except Oaklawn and a few others)

Horses don't need a live audience to race in races.  


Oaklawn has closed their casino temporarily, but is still running races w/out spectators.  Yes, track loses concessions and stufff like $2 parking and their many restaurants (3 in the casino + 4 bars in the casino) and about 5 concessions and 3-4 restaurants on the racing side.  

But the more I think about this, if horses are still racing, and earning purses, then the backside workers and trainers and vets still get paid...reality is that even with no racing horses require 24/7 care.........humans will not die if they can't eat out in restuarants or go to horse races. 

So I am not totally unhappy about keep them racing without spectators.  Somebody has to feed these animals and care for them 

Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

3/16/20

DogsUp said...

I actually leave sugar cubes on my racing form the night before*; like leaving cookies and cocoa for Santa.

I absolutely love this.  :) 

DogsUp

From: DogsUp

3/16/20

Thanks Winter..I have always been fond of you from afar for all these years...Ernie

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

3/17/20

Art Sherman would live in the stall of his favorite horse and his son would be his runner

Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

3/18/20

smartyslew said...

Art Sherman would live in the stall of his favorite horse and his son would be his runner

Indeed!





  

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Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

3/27/20

who are the other 2?   Sorry,not keeping up

DogsUp

From: DogsUp

3/27/20

'Tis The Law', kinda is the other, in that his owners were initial two Triple Crown races winners with Funny Cide. A gelding, he was unable to provide his not wealthy profiled connections with breeding monies over some decades.

The Gov made the count 2. Now owners/Zayat Stables of TC winner ridgling American Pharoah fame went from the upper crust of money in racing  to where the connections above are more solvent.

As I preach to rookie biz owners you can't spend profit; only just the cash. Ahmed Zayat became way too aggressive in horse racing, breeding, and business stake holders financials.

It's great to see the modest owners get a leg up.  

My well wishes to you and all during this trying time. (d)

  • Edited March 27, 2020 10:42 pm  by  DogsUp
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