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this is what I could see:
Santa Anita - December 26 - late May/early June (racing conducted three days a week)
Fairplex runs three weeks prior to the start of Del Mar, also three days a week
Del Mar's summer meet - (four or five days a week depending on horse inventory)
LA County Fair Meet
SA Fall from late September - early November (three or four days a week, also depending on horse population)
Fairplex runs a four week meet thereafter, three days a week.
horse inventory is going to be very key as it keeps dropping on a yearly basis. SA and HP have struggled to fill decent cards of racing on a four day week in the past (and present too) and any further decline, especially if many trainers/owners/jockeys pack up and move eastward then it will get even more dire to fill cards.
Agree with your idea, I think it would be smart to blend So Cal to No Cal for maybe a few weeks in the summer and fall. The surface is great, the turf course is tremendous. There would be a buzz in the air at GG if they were running for nice purses twice a year to break up the current grind up there with BM being closed. An inflated GG purse meet could be in June and November. It would be a much better idea then running on a bullring down south. But think if this was even a thought, it would have been mentioned by now.
Santa Anita is going to get the dates that would have gone to Hollywood Park. End of discussion. I'm sure there will be another thread on this topic tomorrow.
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this would be a smart thing to do given the nice turf course GG has. of course it is so smart that it will not happen.
The Cal Racing is going to be overhauled very soon,
what do you predict
Give everything to the Gp, come on now
Last edited by Igeteven on Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I have heard that they are currently renovating Agua Caliente in Tijuana as a interim facility to help Ca. Racing.
I'm all for that.
Please, Be-Leaf, Me, On, This.
Most people don't have any idea from the inside what is going to happen
I have no idea if you are in S California and see what is going on behind the close doors,
The whole program out here will be over hauled.
I hear Del Mar will be getting year round dates. SA will not be getting dates in the future. BELIEVE, ME, ON, THIS,!!
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