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Title: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Mintano on February 14, 2008, 05:50:46 AM
February 16th, 2012 (http://www.freewebs.com/blacktypepress/2162012.htm)

February 23rd, 2012 (http://www.freewebs.com/blacktypepress/2232012.htm)

March 12th, 2012 (http://www.freewebs.com/blacktypepress/312012.htm)

March 22nd, 2012 (http://www.freewebs.com/blacktypepress/3222012.xls)

March 29th, 2012 (http://www.freewebs.com/blacktypepress/3292012.xls)
Title: Re: Coming Soon! - The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs
Post by: Dawn on February 14, 2008, 01:38:15 PM
Woot! I always liked that part of the paper... looking forward to it...
Title: Re: Coming Soon! - The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs
Post by: CascadeJade on February 14, 2008, 04:33:00 PM
Yeah, you always did a great job with the write ups, it was one of the highlights of every set of races!
Title: Re: Coming Soon! - The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs
Post by: Equestriana on February 14, 2008, 07:58:51 PM
Hey Mintano,
If you want help doing it again then I wouldn't mind starting up again as well
Title: Re: Coming Soon! - The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs
Post by: Mintano on February 15, 2008, 12:37:41 AM
Hey Mintano,
If you want help doing it again then I wouldn't mind starting up again as well

I'd love to split it up again.
Title: Re: Coming Soon! - The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs
Post by: Moochi on February 15, 2008, 03:41:56 AM
SWEET. I cannot WAIT to see this again! I loved the way you analyzed the horses in such depth :] It was very neat to see what you had to say about one of my horses back when he first started racing, and I even kept the statement you made on him in a word file somewhere because I was so tickled :P
Title: Re: Coming Soon! - The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs
Post by: Equestriana on February 15, 2008, 04:01:33 AM
Sounds good, were you wanting to split it up the same? Weds and sat? I think i've still got the coding stuff saved too, i'll take a peek
Title: Re: Coming Soon! - The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs
Post by: ashlee118 on February 15, 2008, 04:56:36 AM
cant wait to read it always loved this bit of the paper
Title: Re: Coming Soon! - The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs
Post by: Mintano on February 16, 2008, 02:44:28 AM
Sounds good, were you wanting to split it up the same? Weds and sat? I think i've still got the coding stuff saved too, i'll take a peek

I already did the saturday program. Do you want to do the wednesday ones?
Title: Re: Coming Soon! - The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs
Post by: Mintano on February 16, 2008, 02:45:17 AM
The program for tomorrow's races is up, check the first post of this thread for the link. ;)

Please feel free to report problems, suggestions, etc.
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs
Post by: Equestriana on February 16, 2008, 04:30:42 PM
Yup i'm fine with weds :D
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs
Post by: CascadeJade on February 16, 2008, 06:29:32 PM
Great work, I love reading these, even in races where I don't have a horse running. :)
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs
Post by: Sorceress Edea on February 16, 2008, 08:07:58 PM
All right, I missed these!  It's always fun to see who's running well and who is moving up in the racing world.
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: hollyh1125 on February 17, 2008, 07:29:10 PM
Very fun! Thank you so much for starting the paper again.  Awesome!
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Freedom on February 18, 2008, 07:59:29 PM
That's so great! I'm glad you two are starting the paper up again! I did love reading these!

Thanks to both of you.  :)
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Equestriana on February 19, 2008, 07:18:53 PM
Heres what I got so far for weds... I may or may not have time to finish it, I forgot how long they take! I'll plan better for next week

http://www.freewebs.com/equestriana/Feb20.htm
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Moochi on February 20, 2008, 06:28:37 AM
Nice job ;D
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Mintano on February 23, 2008, 01:08:14 AM
The program for the 23rd is up...check the first post of this topic for the link. ;)
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Equestriana on February 26, 2008, 06:27:43 PM
Heres the link for weds
http://www.freewebs.com/equestriana/Feb27.htm

Again I didn't do them all, seriously 10 stakes races just takes to long. I did 6 of the races (took 1 1/2 hours) and stopped. I can still do it but i'm thinking i'll limit it to ONLY grade 1 or 2 races (maybe 3 as well, depends on how many races). Sound good?
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: CascadeJade on February 26, 2008, 06:40:06 PM
I say do whatever you feel like. Don't feel like you have to do all of them, make it fun for yourself, not a job! :) We all love reading them with the races and will take whatever we can get!
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: CricketHill on February 27, 2008, 08:20:07 PM
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Cricket Hill McTaggert: Ran very well as a 2yo, likes the dirt and the distance. Not sure what happened his past couple starts. He's got an equipment change, maybe that will help him get his butt back in gear.

You and me both.  ;-)  I'm hoping you're right on this one. 
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Mintano on March 01, 2008, 12:50:13 AM
The program for tomorrow can be found here (http://www.freewebs.com/blacktypepress/312012.htm). I found the layout that I liked better.

Let me know if any of the words seems cut-off, I checked but I might have missed some. For some reason if I don't set the border out a ways it cuts off the words.  :P
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Brenda on March 01, 2008, 04:58:47 AM
I like the other layout better as you can see who is running what horse and the odds and easier to compare yours to the other horses.

Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Shanthi on March 01, 2008, 05:06:21 AM
Well, you can see the game's predicted odds on the post parade, so it seems a bit silly for Juli and Kim to work on plotting out their own odds that just reflect "we think these 3 horses stand a good chance of winning, not sure about those 5, and these two are hopeless". ;)
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Brenda on March 01, 2008, 02:40:53 PM
Sorry it was stupid of me to offer an opinion when others do it. 
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Shanthi on March 01, 2008, 02:50:17 PM
Saying you like the other layout's better is fine, but if your main reason is because of the odds, I can definitely see why that part would be skipped, since FF generates odds already. :)

(Not that FF odds are remotely correct, of course, but if you're going to read all the blurbs anyway - which I know I do - it's not like it really adds to the experience to see different odds as well)

I do like your top 3 picks for each race, Juli. :)
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Brenda on March 01, 2008, 03:02:53 PM
It is not necessarily the odds, it was the whole layout in like a grid form.  The Feb 20th program is a good example. 

They don't have to create their own odds as it is listed in the post parade and can be transferred to the form.

I know it is a lot of work and very time consuming and it is greatly appreciated by everyone!!!!

I personally would like to see the stable name listed so us new people to stakes racing can see what farms are doing good w/out having to flip back and forth between the article and the post parade for each comment to see the stable name.

It is cool to see my horses, who never run in a stakes race, get a mention that they might have shot of lighting the board.

Reminds me of Kayleigh's mare, Double Candi, being the odds on favorite for a race in California and the Daily Racing Form Handicappers were doing their morning talk and mentioned her and were saying how they really liked her and you would be stupid not to include her in your picks.  She should have won that day but the jockeys kept putting her in the rail and when she finally got clear in the homestretch, she had 10 lengths to make up and she did all but 1 length and finished 2nd for a $2400 payday.

So, reading these brings back good memories and I hope you guys continue it and IF you need help, holler :D

Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Brenda on March 01, 2008, 08:18:19 PM
FYI:
Your pick of Last Account to finish 2nd in the Ungraded Busher Stakes was dead on :o  Thanks Guys ;D
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Mintano on March 01, 2008, 09:11:07 PM
It is not necessarily the odds, it was the whole layout in like a grid form.  The Feb 20th program is a good example. 

They don't have to create their own odds as it is listed in the post parade and can be transferred to the form.

I know it is a lot of work and very time consuming and it is greatly appreciated by everyone!!!!

I personally would like to see the stable name listed so us new people to stakes racing can see what farms are doing good w/out having to flip back and forth between the article and the post parade for each comment to see the stable name.

It is cool to see my horses, who never run in a stakes race, get a mention that they might have shot of lighting the board.

Reminds me of Kayleigh's mare, Double Candi, being the odds on favorite for a race in California and the Daily Racing Form Handicappers were doing their morning talk and mentioned her and were saying how they really liked her and you would be stupid not to include her in your picks.  She should have won that day but the jockeys kept putting her in the rail and when she finally got clear in the homestretch, she had 10 lengths to make up and she did all but 1 length and finished 2nd for a $2400 payday.

So, reading these brings back good memories and I hope you guys continue it and IF you need help, holler :D



I mostly like using this new layout because it is (in some ways) less complicated than the other. I had planned but forgot to put the owners name in parentheses next to the horses name. This way I can also write more (or less) about each horse and it doesn't look funny like it did in the grid.
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Brenda on March 02, 2008, 06:30:52 AM
Putting them in parenthesis works.  That was the main thing.  Looks good and I like your predictions so far ;)
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: JasonCameron on March 02, 2008, 08:18:00 AM
I love the race programs! I love reading what you think of my horses even though you didn't think While It Lasts could do it! LOL! ;)
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: CloverSprings on March 02, 2008, 04:53:59 PM
As I secretly cheer on While It Lasts... come on now Jason always wins with horses that I've bred ;)
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Mintano on March 08, 2008, 11:56:56 PM
No program for today's races due to the site being down. Look for one next week though. :)
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Mintano on March 16, 2008, 12:57:20 AM
Sorry guys, I completely forgot about writing up the program yesterday!  :-\
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Andrea on March 16, 2008, 04:32:54 PM
No problem. :)  These things are bonuses for us, not something for you to feel bad if you don't do!
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Mintano on March 22, 2008, 12:13:37 AM
The program for tomorrow is here (http://www.freewebs.com/blacktypepress/3222012.xls).

It is in .xls format so when the box pops up just click open. For some reason the .html version was having spasms and wouldn't upload properly.
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: rainee on March 22, 2008, 12:17:48 AM
ooh! It is so exciting to finally have one of my horses in there. :)
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Mintano on March 29, 2008, 12:34:09 AM
The program for the 29th can be found here (http://www.freewebs.com/blacktypepress/3292012.htm).

Back to the .html format like normal. ;)
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: JasonCameron on March 29, 2008, 02:13:56 AM
Fingers crossed my guys do as well as you think Juli! ;)
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Mintano on April 05, 2008, 03:37:48 AM
The program for tomorrow is here (http://www.freewebs.com/blacktypepress/452012.htm) minus races #49 & #50. I just got finished with Race #48 and it is almost Midnight her so I'm going to go to bed now.  ;)
Title: Re: The Racing Corner -- 2012 Stakes Race Programs (Saturday)
Post by: Mintano on April 12, 2008, 02:37:01 AM
Sorry guys I was planning on finishing the program but I feel all sorts of icky and am going to go to bed. :-\

Hopefully I can get a jump on the entries for next week so there will be less to do other than fill in the FF entries.