Monthly Archives: October 2006

Update on Polytrack #2

Just finished putting in another four days worth of results from Keeneland.  As of today I have nine total days worth of results from Keeneland and five from Belmont.  Once I get some time I’ll add some more from Belmont … Continue reading

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Polytrack Part Two

Here’s my update on the polytrack surface at Keeneland.   I recorded results for the last five days at Keeneland and Belmont.  I measured how many times my top speed score (as determined by e-ponies.com) won a race and how many … Continue reading

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Polytrack

I read with interest Andy Beyer’s article on the new polytrack surface at Keeneland.  You can too by following the following thread:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/18/AR2006101801725.html  Any measure that purports to ensure the safety of the horses starts on a good foot with me.  … Continue reading

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Commentary on speed

I’ll start with speed in the Derby, since we are seven months away… it will give us all some time to stew on it… There is a common misconception that speed “just happens” in the Derby.  Here’s why that cannot … Continue reading

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Online gambling and the law

When someone takes away something you like, it is easy to find fault with the decision that took it away.  You see this sort of behavior in children, but adults do it too.  So the government takes away internet gambling (to some … Continue reading

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