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Monday, December 24, 2007

Xmas Eve Hunch Bets

Hammered 6th at Philly Park
Embellisher - 4th at Fair Grounds
Lord Abounding 1st at Calder
Droll - 5th at Fair Grounds
Money Destroyer 9th at Philly Park

- Talk about a hot trainer - Kirk Ziadie won the 5th at Calder with Bushmills Best on Sunday, and check out these stats. For the current reporting period (the Tropical Park portion, which started on Oct 15) at the endless Calder meet (which actually does end on Jan 2), Ziadie has 27 winners out of 82 starters, a percentage of 32.93%. And most recently, from his last 17 runners, he has ten winners, three seconds, two thirds and two 4ths.


Anonymous said...

I was afraid to click the "hammered" link for fear of seeing a picture of myself at yesterday's Christmas Party.

Anonymous said...

Alan you gotta keep those x-mas hunch bets to your self next year. You almost sounded like Matt Carothers who thats all he know's how to give out is his moronic hunch bet losers. But, you are indeed not him and I respect your work on this blog.

have a good one

Anonymous said...

Alan, thoughts of Santa Claus and the racing industry on Christmas Day: Has anyone ever come up with a pro rata stakes nomination fee scheme as a way to increase purse money at the tracks, extract more cash from the breeding industry, and in the long run more rationally distribute the economic rewards of racetrack success? Very simple: stakes nomination, entry, and starting fees tied to stud fees and auction prices of the entry. Thus tracks have their purse structures increased and paid for by the breeding industry, paying their fair share for the first time, if you will. As a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, you've got to love this redistribution scheme! As a free market Republican, I prefer to see it as racing associations finally setting a rational pricing structure, i.e., charging what the traffic will bear for their product which is the chance to prove racing success, and therefore the free market working as it should. Why should the racing industry continue to be a struggling poor cousin when the real dough ends up in the hands of those playing the breeding and auction game? The owners and breeding industry still need some token evidence of racetrack success to keep their high stakes poker game going, so will have no choice but to play along. This will also attract more stakes runners to stay in the game, to take down the big purse bonanza paid for by the big sellers at auction. And draw more fans to the track betting more $$$ on bigger, more competitive fields. It's a more rational way to distribute the economic rewards of racing to those racing industry folks who are actually producing results on the racetrack. /S/Green Mtn Punter