Gabes22
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December 27th, 2015 at 3:22:05 PM permalink
Saturday December 26th was the final day of racing at the South Chicago Suburban Harness Racing track (although a rumor was going through the crowd that they might remain open next weekend because of the success Saturday night.) My girlfriend and I took her two nephews there for their first day at the track. I taught them how to read a racing form, how to bet, and the differences between a few of the standard bets. We didn't get into anything too complicated, but delved into how their payouts would change based upon the odds. We stayed through the 6th race of 12 on the ticket and everybody had a small taste of success. My gambling since I was trying to teach the kids about the simple bets I didn't do any trifectas or anything like that. I wound up winning 3 of the six races, making 5 win bets and one across the board bet, hoping a winning horse could return to form off of a long absence but it wasn't meant to be.

I could see why this place was closing. They couldn't handle a crowd that showed up Saturday. Concession lines were an hour, the bar ran out of beer at one point, although the lines in the restroom were not bad at all (probably because it took you 30-45 minutes to buy a drink. It is sad to see this place close, but at the same time, it is time for this place to go
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coilman
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December 27th, 2015 at 4:44:51 PM permalink
Race tracks without SLOTS have zero chance of making it.

How much does the owner owe the River Boats something like $82 million? No wonder they ran out of beer had to pay cash to get what they wanted....and knowing its closing night wanted nothing leftover



http://blogs.wsj.com/bankruptcy/2015/05/08/bankrupt-chicago-horse-racing-tracks-look-for-buyers/
TwoFeathersATL
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December 27th, 2015 at 5:16:01 PM permalink
I don't like closings, I prefer openings...
But there have been so many of the later, along with a few of the former, harbingers of the future, I have re-arranged my investments, but only slightly. I see both winners and losers in the future, and I'm not talking about the patrons of either.....
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Wizardofnothing
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December 28th, 2015 at 5:18:43 AM permalink
2f. Did you go to Harvard -Yale or some other ivy leagues school ?
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TwoFeathersATL
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December 28th, 2015 at 5:57:19 AM permalink
Quote: Wizardofnothing

2f. Did you go to Harvard -Yale or some other ivy leagues school ?


WoN, you picking on me again?

What's a school? ;-)
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Wizardofnothing
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December 28th, 2015 at 7:46:59 AM permalink
Wasn't picking on you just don't follow your posts honestly and though I was missing something.... No insult intended whatsoever
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TwoFeathersATL
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December 28th, 2015 at 8:44:34 AM permalink
Quote: Wizardofnothing

Wasn't picking on you just don't follow your posts honestly and though I was missing something.... No insult intended whatsoever


None taken. I promise..
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JW17
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December 29th, 2015 at 8:54:47 PM permalink
Quote: coilman

Race tracks without SLOTS have zero chance of making it.



I disagree, Santa Anita, Del Mar, Keeneland, no casinos, I don't see them in danger of closing.

Casinos have done a world of harm to the horse racing industry. Hell CHDN only cares about the first Saturday of May as for the horses, they are trying to become a casino company. They could care less about the tracks they own at this point, only want to put casinos in them.
Wizardofnothing
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December 29th, 2015 at 11:03:43 PM permalink
What happened to Hollywood and bay meadows?
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JW17
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December 31st, 2015 at 7:23:15 PM permalink
Both were bought by development companies who had no interest in Horse Racing, only the land.

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