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JasonCameron
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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2005, 11:15:52 PM »

 Yeah because age restriced

handicaps are quite rare I would imagine. Like a 3YO handicap or something. :)
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CascadeJade
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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2005, 12:02:04 AM »

 Wow, somehow I missed this

post all together when it was first put up! Not sure how I managed that but yeah anyway, WOW,

all those plans for FF sound amazingly complicated and expensive but SO COOL! I CAN'T WAIT!

Seriously, yet another step closer to FF being just like real life racing!

...there was

something I was going to ask but now I've forgotton it, hopefully I'll remember it soon. :)

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CascadeJade
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2005, 12:04:54 AM »

 Oh now I

remember......

How are you going to factor in existing racehorses background before these

features are implemented with confidence and race experience? Will they start from scratch?

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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2005, 01:58:11 AM »

 Race experience is already

being handled, it will just be done in a more advanced way in the future.

As far as

confidence, everyone will start from scratch for the first workout or race, but then it will

build from there.  (Which means that a good workout is likely to produce another one, and

another one, and so on, as your horse's confidence keeps rising...and vice-verse ;))
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« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2005, 12:15:39 PM »

 For 2010: Dirt/Turf

conditions will be different.  So far I've been too busy/lazy to set the turf track

condition to be different than that for the dirt track when races are run, but in reality,

turf tracks are usually wetter than dirt ones.

So be prepared.  :)  ;)
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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2005, 01:31:24 PM »

I've posted my detailed weight breakdown in the original post.  Feel free to comment.  :)
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JasonCameron
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« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2005, 08:45:48 PM »

Looks pretty cool Shanthi! Can't wait to see what happens once weights are in place actually, should be real interesting...
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Amy Livingston
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« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2007, 11:22:41 PM »

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Now, on to the base weights for each race:
Maiden: 122lbs
Claiming (Claiming Tag: $5,000-$15,000): 122lbs
Starter Allowance: 124lbs
NW1 Allowance: 126lbs
Claiming (Claiming Tag: $20,000-$40,000): 126lbs
NW2 Allowance: 128lbs
NW3 Allowance: 130lbs
Claiming (Claiming Tag: $45,000+): 130lbs
Open Allowance: 132lbs
Stakes (Non-Handicap): 134lbs
Stakes (Handicap): Varies

And, for the record, all horses' weight limits range from 115lbs-140lbs.

Everything looks great but I have one small input. The weights seem to be overly large for each category. For example, many a maiden racer simply could not carry and impost of 122lbs. It's a huge amount. If my memory is correct, the largest weight a horse ever carried was in the area of 136lbs. That was in a stakes handicap, I believe. The point is, if these are the base weights that will be used for the new system and they haven't been modified, I would suggest to lower them.
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« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2007, 03:15:16 AM »

Everything looks great but I have one small input. The weights seem to be overly large for each category. For example, many a maiden racer simply could not carry and impost of 122lbs. It's a huge amount. If my memory is correct, the largest weight a horse ever carried was in the area of 136lbs. That was in a stakes handicap, I believe. The point is, if these are the base weights that will be used for the new system and they haven't been modified, I would suggest to lower them.

Maidens carry exactly around that weight, at Philly park today in the first race, a maiden claimer for three-years olds, all the horses were carrying 119-121 lbs.

140lbs is a bit on the high side, but it is also the limit so I imagine only the 'greats' would be running with this weight.
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« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2007, 03:32:36 AM »

The weight for handicap races ranges from 108-150lbs.  Only horses who are odds-on favorites would carry anything close to 150lbs, however.

The weight that horses can carry and still run at 100% is 115-140lbs.
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