Fredo wrote:My point being, does it take 20-30 minutes per race with 6 horse fields to come up with a 10.00 exacta ? Or a 8/5 winner ?
Fredo - For someone like you who has an formidable arsenal at you disposal, it might be possible to handicap a race in 5 minutes. But for the rest of us, it's a different story. Depending on how fast the internet speed is that day at the library, it might take an hour just to find free PPs. By then, my hour is up and I have to relinquish the computer to some Filipino guy who's attending online mass. Again, we're all slaves to the download speed (darn you virtual communion wafer). The wine the guy drinks is not virtual for some reason and he invariable ends up burping some back up on the keyboard. Joel knows all about the sticky keys.
Hopefully, this will all be a mute point soon. I'm thinking of filing suit against Hollywood Park. First of all, I want to do away with Friday Night racing. It is unconstitutional to interfere with my sleep patterns in such a manner. Secondly, I will specifically target the racing secretary for carding races with such large fields. They take way too long to handicap and greatly reduce my ability to hit a winner. I'll cap all races at 6 entrants. If there's any room left over on the sticky note, I'll throw something in there about the takeout too.
I may add some other stuff in as well:
- The stairs that I use to sneak into the clubhouse are very narrow and dangerous. I tend to spill my coffee.
- They need to outlaw the serving of chili. It always ends up on my mutual tickets.
- I will force them to add some barstools at the Jack Daniels pub. They are clearly in violation.
- That Vic Stauffer dude hurts my ears. It is not fair that the rest of the season we hear Trevor. The change throws off my concentration and affects my ability to handicap.
Of course, these changes aren't a lock. Usually, when I file a lawsuit, the defendants tell me to pound sand - at which I really have no choice but to, ummm.. pound sand. A couple of times, my suits have ended up in court where they were summarily dismissed out of hand ("frivolous" and "utterly without merit" were to words used, if I recall correctly). Every once is a while though, I run into someone who is so deathly terrified of getting sued and so unwilling to take a stand, that they end up giving me the keys to the kingdom. While those poor souls are few and far between, they make it all worthwhile.