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Racing / DRF - electronic download
« on: January 23, 2019, 07:54:15 AM »
Peeptoad are you still using DRF electronic? Anyone else?

Seems like the prices have come down. The Formulator DRF single is $4.95
and the quarterly for 5 is $23.95 is this because with the quarterly you get
free access to their articles? Thank you  :chickendance:

Racing / Why
« on: August 05, 2018, 06:50:08 PM »
If you bought a yearling for 225k, he's still a colt race him in a 20k claimer???
Horse was Johnny Strong winner Sunday DelMar R9
and why wouldn't he get claimed?

Racing / Catholic Boy
« on: July 09, 2018, 06:47:28 AM »
Last two races against Analyze it makes you remember why you like horse racing.
When looking at Catholic Boy's last races I was trying to think of what race he'll point for
either the BC mile or the BC Turf. What do you think his best distance would be? I'm thinking
the turf

Racing / Jill Byrne
« on: March 19, 2018, 03:32:20 PM »
Just thinking I haven't seen or read anything from her. She use to have some
video's "the Road to the Kentucky Derby" Is she on twitter and does she still
work for Churchill Downs ? thanks  :chickendance:

Racing / Derby Dollars Contest
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:31:23 PM »
In case you didn't know or remember about this one - starts this weekend  :chickendance:

Racing / Free Contest - Tampa
« on: November 29, 2016, 02:42:28 PM »
If you are interested:


Racing / Mongolian Saturday
« on: October 06, 2016, 08:22:09 AM »
He has had (2) works that were 33.1 B at Arlington Park.
I don't think I remember seeing numbers so fast for 3f especially
breezing. Def be on the lead - any thoughts? Do you think that
would burn him out?

Racing / As the Years Go By
« on: August 21, 2016, 06:37:28 AM »
Year after year it seems the speed figures for the thoroughbred continue to decline. The foal figures for this year
is 20,300 (est Jockey Club) to me it begs the question are our stars really that good? I think this topic really started
with Cigar. Andy Beyer use to bad mouth him all the time that he wasn't that good - his Beyers were only in the mid
teens. Yet, he won 16 in a row. So, do you think the current super stars stand out because there isn't as much competition and that competition isn't very good. Or numbers don't matter and they would knock heads with the all time greats.
Thinking of California Chrome, Songbird, American Pharaoh

International Racing / I'm In Love Part II - Smart Call
« on: July 12, 2016, 09:52:01 AM »
Wow this some kind of journey for this mare
I will be cheering for her

Racing / DRF Plans
« on: June 22, 2015, 07:24:43 PM »
anyone using? Any suggestions on best plans?
I usually buy the forms on the weekend so don't get the digital edition
so it seems dumb to do both. Also if you buy the plans do you print it out?
Can you access from different computers.
thanks for the help

Racing / Eddie Arcaro - Interview
« on: February 21, 2015, 05:22:20 AM »

Anyone good with computers? When I try and watch this the little arrow
just goes in circles what does that mean?
thank you

Racing / Another Derby Contest!
« on: February 18, 2015, 11:17:10 AM »

Canadians are welcome too, eh! :chickendance:

Racing / Metaboss and Owners
« on: February 14, 2015, 06:31:36 AM »
From Jennifer Morrison's Thoroblog,

and Metaboss tackles big guys in Derby prep

METABOSS, by Street Boss, is one of several horses owned by a syndicate which includes members of the Facebook group Homeless Handicappers
Racing fan Julie Wright and her family will be glued to the TV or computer screen later today to watch the El Camino Real Derby from Golden Gate near San Francisco.
From Burlington, Wright is actually out of town this weekend, escaping the bitter Ontario cold for a few days but the excitement of her current trip cannot match the possibility that a racehorse she owns a little tiny piece of (“I have a few of his tail hairs”) could win a big race and stamp a ticket to the Kentucky Derby.
Wright and a handful of other Ontario racing  fans and horsepeople are part of a group of about 40 who were able to buys shares in METABOSS, a Street Boss colt owned by Mersad Metanovic, Michael Arndt, Daniel Priess, S. McFetridge and C. Azcarate.
It was Metanovic who paid $10,000 for the colt as a weanling, the second foal of the Free House mare Spinning Yarns. It was Arndt and others, members of a fun little Facebook group called HOMELESS HANDICAPPERS, who organized getting some shares in to the colt out to his HH friends.
Joshua Taylor, from Shelbyville, Tennessee, is also a member and he explains the creation of HH.
“Homeless Handicappers was founded by half a dozen horse racing fans and bloggers. The group were followers of various racing blogs including that of Justin Dew. We chatted together on various websites until one day were without a permanent site together.
“It looked as if we weren’t going to be able to find a “Home” for our group. Facebook was becoming more popular than Myspace so the Justin moved his Derby Bloggers group to Facebook. However, Justin took a hiatus, and the group activity level quickly began to dwindle. At times it seemed like only the 6 or 7 of us were left. We kept at it, and slowly started to regain interest and added membership. About a year later Justin returned and all seemed like it was going to return to normal.”
However, said Taylor, the Derby bloggers site became quite competitive and soon led to much arguing and some nasty post-exchanges. Taylor started a new Facebook page in which an interested person can join if invited.
“As a joke, I called it Homeless Handicappers. Everyone had a good laugh, because it fit us so well, though we could not come up with a name to beat it. The name grew on us so we voted to keep it, and we made the group public.”
Taylor describes the people who have joined:
“Some of our founders were either very lively and well known characters around the racing blogosphere or top notch handicappers with their own little following. Others were horsemen, genetics gurus, and new to the sport, but up and coming handicappers. We shared some really fresh perspectives, and wanted a place where you could offer opinions without being treated disrespectfully. We wanted to pursue every opportunity we could think of to promote the sport we love.
Following a special trip for the HH group to Delaware Park, membership exploded and it currently stands at 3,151 members.
It was Michael Arndt who took the reins and organized  a horse-ownership syndicate for HH members that has sparked a love of the game to friends and family of the members.
Enter Wright and her sister who paid $300 for a share in the colt with about a $30 per month fee for care.
“It is a total bargain for all the fun I am having,” said Wright. ” It has been fun getting to know everyone. There should be more organizations like this… it lets people join in without a big cash investment.”
The HH group has various members in on a few different horses and each horse has its own syndicate price and cost. The perks include winner’s circle photos, perhaps a monetary profit should the horse be sold and of course, bragging rights.
Metaboss comes off his maiden win on the grass and is an improving colt whose career is guided by Metanovic (thus ‘Meta’boss) and trainer Jeff Bonde.
Metaboss has his own Facebook page with already 1,100 likes and that is sure to grow as the colt goes along in his career. And should the colt do well in the El Camino Real Derby, the following for the Homeless Handicappers is sure to burst.

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