How did NYRA do at Belmont this year?

stark
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Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:49 pm

For the next 10-20-30 years the Belmont for both 2015+2018 will be replayed on computers, phones, watches etc. all across America no doubt, the question is.......
Was the race call a memorable one for you?

Make you forget all about Durkin, Denman, Johnson et al?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:24 pm

Some thoughts from Ascot...

Royal Ascot: Racegoers could be breathalysed as part of security crackdown
The full measures at Royal Ascot will be:

A highly visible response team trained and equipped to carry out early intervention and evictions, increased to more than 100

The introduction of more specialist trained incident "spotters" to support that team

The operation of drugs amnesty boxes outside the racecourse, for racegoers to deposit illegal drugs alongside before entry

More than 20 specially trained drugs dogs to seek out people in possession of illegal drugs

Dogs to patrol key areas across the site including entry points outside the course, public bars and queues for the toilets and car parks

Those found in possession of drugs will be refused entry or expelled

The discontinuation of beer hawkers - mobile alcohol sellers

Breath testing of customers on entry who are showing overt signs of inebriation and refusing entry to those inebriated

Armed police officers both on and off site throughout Royal Ascot, as normal
More: https://www.bbc.com/sport/horse-racing/44460319
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Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:27 pm

Interesting ideas. People using drugs probably is not a problem. Drunk people have given me way more problems than potheads every have.
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Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:42 pm

Somnambulist wrote:Interesting ideas. People using drugs probably is not a problem. Drunk people have given me way more problems than potheads every have.
Yeah, it sounds like their problems were more extreme than Belmont's, multiple altercations more, likely also involved drugs other than or in addition to alcohol and the green stuff. You can't go to any event in Washington without that unmistakable smell in the air, and I haven't witnessed any more fights than usual.
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Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:31 pm

Somnambulist wrote:Interesting ideas. People using drugs probably is not a problem. Drunk people have given me way more problems than potheads every have.

I think alcohol is a drug/mind altering substance.
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:34 am

Well she did specify drunks over potheads.
Knowing Europe though they're probably targeting amphetamines, ecstasy, pure MDMA and cocaine (cocaine is hugely popular in the UK for some reason?).

But the spotters was what I had in mind earlier in the thread when talking about doorman/bouncer types. Even better if they can be patrolling the entire crowd but I figured it would be good to have some at points of sale for alcohol should a bartender/server try to cut off a client that subsequently gets threatening or unruly.
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:03 am

I did see a couple of women passed out on a bench before the Belmont, but did not see more drunks than usual. On the other hand I didn't go to the first floor grandstand where the music was.

I would rather deal with stoners than drunks any day.

On Friday, the NY guys from that TV series "Horseplayers" were visible in the clubhouse paddock area. They are not shy and retiring types.
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:04 am

Did the stewards meet yesterday for a post-race confab, conference calls, a look back at the Belmont etc?
I remember reading where Repole said they would.
Maybe not?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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stark wrote:Did the stewards meet yesterday for a post-race confab, conference calls, a look back at the Belmont etc?
I remember reading where Repole said they would.
Maybe not?
On Thursday, Geroux reiterated that he felt he didn’t do anything wrong and believed that the stewards contacted him as a result of media attention focused on the first part of the race.

“I didn’t bother anybody, I didn’t shut anybody off,” Geroux said. “If there was something, I think they would have contacted me right away to review the race.”

On Sunday morning, Geroux said the horse had gotten aggressive with him after the slow start and that he wanted to put the horse in the clear but keep him away from Justify or else he would have gotten more aggressive.

The only action the stewards could take on Geroux would be a fine or a suspension if they decided that his actions resulted in careless riding.
http://www.drf.com/news/stewards-talk-g ... takes-ride
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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