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« Reply #75 on: May 09, 2008, 01:35:56 PM »

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I would like to see the ability to "publish" the racing form.  When you go to post parade and select racing form, it takes awhile to load. (I assume it is querying the database to build the page).  I get impatient while I'm doing my handicapping.

And likewise, when you start from the racing form, it takes a while to load each race.  It would be nice if once the races are frozen, that the racing form be calculated and cached so that we can get all of the races with one click.  It would make handicapping faster.

Further to this, would it be possible to be able to download the entire days Racing Form as a PDF document? As Rufus said, it makes handicapping much harder when you want to see the form for a particular race and have to wait forever (at least it seems like forever) for the form to load. When you have to do this for 50 races... If we could get the entire days form downloaded as a PDF document, at least we would only have to wait "forever" once each day.
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« Reply #76 on: May 09, 2008, 01:42:43 PM »

Setting up the racing form data in the database so that it's quicker to load is way more likely than PDF output.  I had to wrestle with PDF stuff at my last job, and it was a major hassle.  Excel output is a lot easier, though. ;)  So that might be possible.
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« Reply #77 on: May 09, 2008, 04:19:33 PM »

Excel will work just as well.
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« Reply #78 on: June 11, 2008, 11:20:57 PM »

i have a question would it be possible to set up the work out page to be able to pick say all 2 yos at one time for one workout, instead of going through and clicking each one by one?
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« Reply #79 on: October 27, 2008, 09:48:00 AM »

any chance of cheaper open allowances. My filly would  is ready to enter Allowances but I don't have the money for these purses
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« Reply #80 on: October 27, 2008, 02:53:56 PM »

Allowances range from $35,000-$70,000.  If you need cheaper races, try claiming races.
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« Reply #81 on: February 02, 2009, 05:06:27 PM »

I was looking at some of my retired horses the other day and I was thinking how neat it would be if I could view their actual racing stats (i.e. GOT or Race Preferences).  What I'm hinting towards is I think a fun feature to add would be the option to view a horses actual racing preferences or GOT and Stats like stride length, stamina....etc.  But only viewable after the horse is retired.  I think this would be helpful or interesting to see because we could see if we were racing them the way they preferred or if we were completely off and the horse could have been better.  I think it could be a valuable training aid in that we can compare certain behaviors and effects and apply them in possibly different ways than we are accustomed to. But my basic reason would be just to satisfy curiosity and it would be fun comparing stride length, heart, stamina....etc with other retired horses. 

Also, by retired I mean COMPLETELY retired...from breeding and everything.  :)
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« Reply #82 on: February 02, 2009, 05:45:52 PM »

GOTs no longer exist.  And I think being able to view specific stats (like this horse had a stamina of 9.7 furlongs) would take a lot of the realism out of the game, especially when it relates to breeding.  If you can go and see that your foal's grandparents all had staminas of 9.1, 9.4, 10.2, and 8.9 furlongs, you pretty much know exactly how to run your horse.  Whereas in real life, you'd only be able to tell that they ran best at a mile to a mile to a quarter, but depending on how their other stats worked out (if they had a ton of energy that race day, high courage, etc) their race record/finishes may paint a very different picture.

It's not like, in real life, you retire a horse you suddenly go "oh duh, he totally should be running at 7 furlongs, as evidenced by his frolicking in his pasture for 5 minutes instead of 10!".
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« Reply #83 on: February 02, 2009, 08:31:14 PM »

Yeah, alright. ;)  I see your point. Just wishful thinking. :)
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« Reply #84 on: July 08, 2009, 11:12:52 PM »

A couple things that I wondering about - that could make it more realistic - but would require another dimension for programmers..

Jockeys often race out of a home track - if I've been interpreting the results properly, it appears that all jockeys race all over, at all tracks.
Having jockey's race predominantly at a home track with some leeway to travel for stakes races would increase some of the realism.

Having trainers would also add an important element.  It would be a large addition as the trainer could supplement or come up with training routines for those that don't have the time to set programs for all of their horses.  Different trainers would have varying skill levels and you would get what you pay for.  It's a bit of a dream since there would be some level of artificial intelligence to determine suggestions - I guess that's our jobs;  owner/trainers of our stables.
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« Reply #85 on: July 08, 2009, 11:49:44 PM »

Jockeys often race out of a home track - if I've been interpreting the results properly, it appears that all jockeys race all over, at all tracks.
Having jockey's race predominantly at a home track with some leeway to travel for stakes races would increase some of the realism.

I don't really plan on doing something like this, as that would mean multiplying the number of jockeys we have by a factor of about 50 (as there would need to be at least 28 jockeys available at every single track).  However, I have considered giving stables the option of having their own stable jockey, who would give them first choice for any races their horses are in, and potentially be available for other stables if they have no horses entered.

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Having trainers would also add an important element.  It would be a large addition as the trainer could supplement or come up with training routines for those that don't have the time to set programs for all of their horses.  Different trainers would have varying skill levels and you would get what you pay for.  It's a bit of a dream since there would be some level of artificial intelligence to determine suggestions - I guess that's our jobs;  owner/trainers of our stables.

I can promise that this will never happen ;), as it would turn us into mouse-clicking monkeys if the game gives us a bunch of AI advice that we blindly follow.  However, I do plan on adding an "assistant trainer" sort of option, that would give different feedback than the jockeys give in workouts.  Stuff along the lines of "so-and-so might still be immature", or "so-and-so looks really great on dirt, not so much on turf", or "I tried so-and-so in blinkers and he hated it".
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« Reply #86 on: July 08, 2009, 11:57:55 PM »

I don't really plan on doing something like this, as that would mean multiplying the number of jockeys we have by a factor of about 50 (as there would need to be at least 28 jockeys available at every single track).  However, I have considered giving stables the option of having their own stable jockey, who would give them first choice for any races their horses are in, and potentially be available for other stables if they have no horses entered.

A stable jockey would be good plan.

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I can promise that this will never happen ;), as it would turn us into mouse-clicking monkeys if the game gives us a bunch of AI advice that we blindly follow.  However, I do plan on adding an "assistant trainer" sort of option, that would give different feedback than the jockeys give in workouts.  Stuff along the lines of "so-and-so might still be immature", or "so-and-so looks really great on dirt, not so much on turf", or "I tried so-and-so in blinkers and he hated it".

The assistant trainer option would fill that void - good idea.
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« Reply #87 on: August 17, 2010, 03:27:09 PM »

I'm going to set up a request in the bug system as well but just wanted to tell everyone of my intentions as well because I think this feature would be fun.

I was thinking it would be fun to have a button or have a search option to view certain stakes races and the winning horse and stable all the way from the beginning. 

That's it. :)
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« Reply #88 on: August 17, 2010, 03:39:02 PM »

That's planned, except it would search any races. :) So you could search for all races won by Foolhardy (or where he places 4th or something), or all runnings of the Kentucky Derby, etc.
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« Reply #89 on: August 17, 2010, 03:43:51 PM »

Yeah that's awesome and I did see that a similar request had been made, but I still submitted mine on the bases of what I was thinking was a bit different.  Either way though it achieving the same result.  Very cool! :)
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