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What defines track condition? - Fast track in rain (2468 Views)
Heyboss
Posted: Nov 5, 2004 at 3:38 PM - Heyboss's 4th post Copy Link
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In watching the races last night, they kept saying that it was light rain and mid 40's temp. I notice though that most of the races (that I could see) listed the track condition as fair. It did look like the times were "normal" so maybe the rain didn't affect it too much.

It seemed that there was a lot of technical interference on the video last night. When they tried to run a slo-mo replay of Betty's race, it hung right after they left the box.

Any of you experts out there have any thoughts of Betty's performances lately. I know that she had that tumble and then the layoff due to the weather. Anyway, "inquiring minds want to know"!
Grin

Edited Nov 5, 2004 at 3:38 PM by Heyboss
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rockingship
Posted: Nov 5, 2004 at 8:43 PM - rockingship's 50th post Copy Link
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She should be able to outrun grade Cs to the first turn....and unless she simply won't extend herself from an outside box, I am somewhat concerned about her performance----as I'm sure her handlers must be (unless they know something we don't)....so though she got bumped, she really should have been clear of that class of greyhound.....were I handling her, she would be gone over with a fine tooth comb, and watched very carefully....as I'm sure her trainer is doing. Irrespective, she doesn't seem to be in a good form cycle now.....the upside is, that if she is actually just the victim of bad luck and timing (and I can't tell because I can't see her races on the phone hookup)....she is due to rip off a few wins soon....when she came to RFA, she was in Grade C....

The fastest (and safest) track surfaces, are "wet-fast"......that is, the consistency of beach sand at the waterline.

Tracks can be dull, slow, fast, cuppy, wet, muddy, or sloppy.....depending on the amount of moisture they hold at the time of the race.

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Heyboss
Posted: Nov 6, 2004 at 3:39 PM - Heyboss's 5th post Copy Link
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Thanks Rock! I appreciate the info and insight.

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rockingship
Posted: Nov 6, 2004 at 8:55 PM - rockingship's 53rd post Copy Link
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my pleasure, Boss....

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