Why does no one talk horse racing anymore ?

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BobbyFK

BobbyFK

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Even though I'm not really into it from a gambling perspective on a daily basis I do like to go to the track. Whenever I go out to California or somewhere with a horse track I always try to go for at least a couple races
 

BigJay

BigJay

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There was a time when horses were THE sport to gamble on. Tracks were the hub of all gambling activity and chatter.

Now no one cares outside of a Saturday in May. Crooked trainers, horses breaking down and dying and horses lightly raced to preserve their “unbeaten” records going into triple crown races and going against watered down fields.

It’s sad to see the sport now - especially with racino/casino action returning purses to a profitable level again.

I used to follow much closer - both throughbred and harness.

Could be worse I guess - look at greyhound racing - what are there 2-3 tracks left running in US ? That was gambling to true degenerates in my day - literally just take the long shots on a cold night on Wheeling Island - guaranteed you won money by end of the card.
Horses, Boxing and Baseball the three biggest sports in the nation first half of the 20th century

I’m still a fan of the ponies but there’s no way to beat them long term. The purse takeout is so much.

Used to go a lot in college and in my 20s but I only bet the triple crown and breeder’s cup races these days, maybe for a hundred bucks a day. Every once in awhile I get the itch passing my local track and have to remind myself that’s the exit to brokesville
 

rdalert447

rdalert447

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Gulfstream is un-betable, in my opinion. People like it because some big names from up north stable there in the winter. So, your getting the same $hit product, same big names winning at $hit prices, same juicers going undetected.
Horse players would be better suited sniffing out an edge at the smaller tracks during the winter. But they can’t help themselves from betting big names at low odds.
All my opinion, of course.
 
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