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« Reply #15 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
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« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2008, 06:28:37 AM »

Nice job ;D
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« Reply #17 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. ;)
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« Reply #18 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?
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« Reply #19 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!
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« Reply #20 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. 
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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2008, 12:50:13 AM »

The program for tomorrow can be found here. 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
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« Reply #22 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.

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« Reply #23 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". ;)
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« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2008, 02:40:53 PM »

Sorry it was stupid of me to offer an opinion when others do it. 
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« Reply #25 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. :)
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« Reply #26 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

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« Reply #27 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
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« Reply #28 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.
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« Reply #29 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 ;)
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