BC Complaint Thread

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Treve
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:33 pm

lurkey mclurker wrote:If it was French (assuming I'm remembering my 4 years of the language correctly) it would be Des-tan.
more like Dess-tai-(n) with a silent n, like the word for bread "pain" (for those who may not know)
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


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Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:05 pm

Sound quality is horrendous.
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:07 pm

Treve wrote:
lurkey mclurker wrote:If it was French (assuming I'm remembering my 4 years of the language correctly) it would be Des-tan.
more like Dess-tai-(n) with a silent n, like the word for bread "pain" (for those who may not know)
LOL I guess that's what happens when you learn French from primarily English-speakers. :lol: We were taught "pan" for bread.
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:08 pm

the results this year have been super disappointing. what a lousy year so far, considering who's been running.
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:10 pm

lurkey mclurker wrote:
Treve wrote:
lurkey mclurker wrote:If it was French (assuming I'm remembering my 4 years of the language correctly) it would be Des-tan.
more like Dess-tai-(n) with a silent n, like the word for bread "pain" (for those who may not know)
LOL I guess that's what happens when you learn French from primarily English-speakers. :lol: We were taught "pan" for bread.
To be fair the specific sound doesn't really exist in english so it's hard to explain, especially in writing :D It's a bit like an "eh?" sound but it's a little further back in the mouth (and a bit higher to the pallet).
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:13 pm

I'm convinced that successful betting strategy is to think vertical rather horizontal.
Be happy with one win at a time, especially if you can hit the exotics.
The thought of picking 3 or 4 winners in a row seems downright impo$$ible.
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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:14 pm

Isn't it sort of like trying to make an "N" sound, but without using your tongue against the back of your teeth? :P
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Isn't it sort of like trying to make an "N" sound, but without using your tongue against the back of your teeth? :P
That could be a viable alternative, it's pretty close. Though the nuance is that with an N you push the air closer to your tongue/teeth... where that sound would be maybe like saying the word "man" but running out of breath before you can complete the "n" sound.
:lol:

Also I've got a complaint to add: a lot of fan favourites who are being retired aren't getting to go out on a win. I wonder if it'll affect fireworks at the sales.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:37 pm

Del Mar turf course is a joke. May as well put their names in a hat and pick the winner/2nd/3rd that way.
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:41 pm

Well, Mr. Miller might be the only one having a good day!
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:48 pm

It really has been a crapshoot today. Pull numbers out of a hat is right.
Maybe I'm a crazy optimist, but I'm thinking that Del Mar doesn't get the BC again. At least not until a whole lot of trainers and owners have forgotten the disappointment of their favorites finishing off the board. :?
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:53 pm

Del Mar shouldn't be penalized because a bunch of trainers couldn't get their horses to run on a big day.

It's racing. It happens. The Jets have a better record than the Giants. Sports aren't meant to be 100% predictable - that's why they're fun!
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Jewel needs to tone it down on the highlighter.
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:55 pm

I don't mind favorite losing, it's more interesting this way. But I do loathe a track that eliminates certain horses by default, so it has two more races to win me over.
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:35 pm

Is the "Graveyard of Favorites" in danger of shutting its doors because trainers won't show up?

BaroqueAgain1 wrote: It really has been a crapshoot today. Pull numbers out of a hat is right.
Maybe I'm a crazy optimist, but I'm thinking that Del Mar doesn't get the BC again. At least not until a whole lot of trainers and owners have forgotten the disappointment of their favorites finishing off the board. :?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:30 pm

Not sure if this fits the topic, but is it just me or are there a lot of commercial breaks? I feel like I'm seeing more ads than horses or features...
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:32 pm

KimmieB wrote:Not sure if this fits the topic, but is it just me or are there a lot of commercial breaks? I feel like I'm seeing more ads than horses or features...
Now that they switched to the awful NBC coverage? Of course.
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:33 pm

Maybe that's a good thing? At least there are businesses who want to pay for ads during horse racing coverage. ;)
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:17 pm

Two plus hours after the BCC and DRF still doesn't have a story up? Did someone forget?

Aaron V playing schoolyard bully with Mig - who is all class. Someone tie him on a racehorse. . . .
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Maybe that's a good thing? At least there are businesses who want to pay for ads during horse racing coverage. ;)
My boyfriend, sister, and Mom were kind enough to deal with this most of the day. They all thought the two days should occur on 1 day only in two locations and roaye back and forth. Like the Sunshine State series used to be.

Interesting to get an outside perspective.
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