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"portland meadows" Discussed on The Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast
"Twenty second today the first fall when is false start. Let's see. i thought it was yeah. False starts today. Happy faw We've got underway grants pass last night or monday night. I guess according to you guys know how this whole thing works by now but man. It was such a nice night. It was eighty degrees at first post sunsets about the fourth or fifth race ohs steadily cooling into the mid to low seventies with the best fall sunsets. Because there's all the big hills around to the west and You know it took me a little. While i i felt like the seventh and eighth race. I was kind of getting not not rusty from announcing but rusty from seeing races. There you know. Because colonial so big a mile a quarter dirt oval in the turfs like a mile and a sixteenth or something and so they're far away and you know it's just different and grants pass a half mile track so when i'm using my have innocuous they're like right there and so just. I kept my depth. Perception felt off. There's a few times where i'd be calling horses on the outside who i thought were most down the chute taking the lead or on the lead and i'd come off the goggles back. Oh they're half length behind the inside horse. Oops sorry people. So i'll get used to it. I'll get it figured out. But the happy to be back here in oregon column racist down here talking to you guys again. Appreciate a lot of nice notes on twitter about clad. The show is back so really appreciate you guys coming back Along with me and joining along Again twitter probably the best place to get. Hold me right now. Getting close to twitter milestone as i'm taping this twelve followers away from ten thousand. I i don't know what happens at ten thousand but i'm sure it's something nice Anyways going to talk to a trainer a today looking forward to talk with. Nf course some pacific northwest routes herself. I grew up in south western washington right around portland meadows and work there portland meadows for a little while. So we'll talk about the early days Her for you know she. She did what i always think is know. I romanticized the the leave home journey and i respect to leave home journey whether you make it or you don't and i was someone who was the first few times i left home. Didn't really make ran right home. And i've i've come to realize got older like that's just That's how it goes. And but you know but i would argue that. It's it's worked well more recently but that being said like i just think there's something great about you know taking a chance wanting to do what you want. I mean sometimes what you wanna do or who you want to be around or who you wanna be with. It's right there in your hometown. And i have friends that have really never left seattle. They don't have any desire to leave. Seattle they have great jobs. They have great families. They have great wives. I don't say that the you know that. I love the leaving home story to put down anyone who chosen not to. It's just it's just always something. I've been you know like i said romanticized a little bit. I mean my book was that right. It was running away and Trying to make a new life. Somewhere else You know. I would argue that sometimes people and me included in that. Because i've done this a couple times to run away from our location because we think we need a new location to kind of spur. Change maybe could be spurred at home or anywhere and i know i was certainly guilty of that and but And a story about you know leaving washington to go work in california We'll talk about that. She worked for our chairman quits. That was her first job. In southern california and coincidentally it was two thousand thirteen when he got a pretty important horse at his barnes. We'll talk about that ride. And obviously her own training career when i graded stakes race this past summer and the chicago stakes at arlington and much much more. So looking forward to having an on the show coming up here in just a couple of minutes Obviously the big news coming out on. Tuesday was the i. Don't wanna say retraction of intrigued baffert not going to run his horses Over at departure think. He said he's not running in the oaks or catalin right. I thought that was. I feel like Is it tim welcome. I feel he's the guy that a lot of times gets the the baffert scoops these days. He says Let's see let's go. There's yeah there's a bunch of stuff hall of fame trainer. Bob baffert not going shipment spirit pennsylvania derby i don't like the way he drew baffert said about the number nine post Baffert also private mission. Who was going to stay in california. So there you go so both races lose a runner. So they're down to fields of eight nine billion in pennsylvania derby more quotes from. Tim wilkins reporting baffert. Said medina. spear will be pointed to the grade. One awesome again on october. Second private mission of the grade. Three zan yata they run. Well they'll go to the breeders cup. Which of course is right. Down the freeway at del mar Baffert this was about an hour later. Baffert said i don't like to well. He might have had the conversation at one time. But tim tweeted an hour later. I don't like to put him on a plane. Less a feel good about it. Medina looks good. I just don't like the way the race was setting up. I feel part of my success is knowing win to run and doing. What's right for the horse. Obviously twitter went. you know. they reacted as twitter. Does and You know the it was interesting. I was thinking about it like you. Know if you're a baffert detractor which of which there are many You know. I don't know why you'd be upset about him. Not running in the race.
"portland meadows" Discussed on The Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast
"The process of running that event. I've always heard that kind of breeders cap just comes in and takes over the place. It's not so much like you know all the staff from the regular tracker and they're in charge. I've always heard it's of like almost rent the facility and and take it over so They're reviewing whether bob baffert will be eligible to have his horses run Obviously if if he wasn't you know the other option is to allow someone to have the horses in in name only and he he training or they would not be eligible period You know we we. We shall see what happens with that. i wrote emerald downs kicking me out. Emerald downs didn't kick me out. But i had this crazy experience and it to me. It was. It made me wanna talk about bigger issue. So i went. I went to emerald on a saturday night. it was the think it was. It was september eleventh because they did an honoring of the twenty year anniversary of nine eleven. And i always have the same spot i consider. Emerald downs dow passed the sixteenth polls. Kind of at the end of where people sit there's a group of guys dino mazuika and his crew that i always go sit with For the races. They have this one table. That's out by the gazebo thing. They're kind of the only ones usually over there pretty early and then as the track fills in you know more people coming but really kind of the end of the seating area down at the sixteenth polar so so i go out there and and they're not out there and i somebody who say oh yeah dino and those guys are off terms they're not coming in and i'll say okay so i grab a chair. There's a big stack of plastic chairs. Grab one and i said it down to kind of next to the table Just because i don't actually like sitting at the round tables because it's like a picnic table you kinda got to step into it and it's like an actual chair so sitting there and security comes over. It's about forty minutes to post to the first race and goes. Oh you can't sit here. And i said i can't. I said i always sit here. He has no now. You just can't sit there. You're going to block the the betting lines. And i look and i'm probably twenty five feet from petty. And when i you know. I like i said i'm the least confrontational person ever. So i stand up. Okay so i start walking away i go. There's literally nobody here though. Like i was the only person within other than the security guard within one hundred fifty feet. Maybe more and he goes. Yeah but it's gonna get busier later. I go okay. So i can't sit here now. He's like. Nah i'd rather you not okay. So i get up put away and i'm just sitting there and thinking i said over here all the time. Okay whatever i don't wanna i don't wanna get mad at. He's just doing his job. Okay so i start walking away. And i go watch the racist from over in the main area. The other part is you know covered. You see kind of like to be separated if a camp but anyway. So i watched the the first three or four race that go back over there for about four th race and they're still like just nobody over this literally like three people milling about within one hundred feet of where i was sitting and i was just i just kinda got annoyed about but the thing that it brought up to me was. I remember telling my boss portland meadows. I wrote a little bit of a manifesto once. I should try to see if i have this at my email. Let me see if i have this man if aesthetics. I remember titling at manifesto. Oh no i don't have it. I think i. I deleted a lot of emails from like up to like twenty sixteen and this was like back in two thousand twelve but my portland meadows manifesto. It basically i just outlined all the things. I thought we do wrong and route some things with rewrite and this was kind of encouraged by my boss. I didn't like unsolicited set. Say i just told them. You know some things. I thought he's like right near list. I said okay. i'm gonna read a manifesto and one of the things in the manifesto was. I said i feel like we're always telling our customers know like t- to almost everything things that they would want. We were almost always telling them no and this felt to me kind of like one of those things like you know. Would anything have changed in any way. If i was by the way i was sitting in an area where people sit like. It wasn't a like a marked. No seating it was. Just this guy thought i was too close to the betting lines or something which was not true but whatever so but what it. What what it made me was okay. I have a customer the tier. They're enjoying the facility. They're ready to patronize our business. They're not really doing anything wrong. Why are we telling this customer. No and at portland. We used to have when i first started portland. Only the grandstand was closed. Because there just wasn't need for we ran during the week and crowds dissipated because you could bet online or not be so the main floor was open. The second floor clubhouse was opened in the third floor turf club was opened. Well you know. After a couple of years the third floor turf club closed in a couple of are they would. They would let like one or two. Vip's go up and their loan because there was a vip only room. That was downstairs and they closed that too and they just kind of kept taking away taking away space next thing. You know you couldn't sit on the clubhouse on weekends but not during the weekdays and eventually you had to sit if you wanted to watch tv racing. You had to sit down on the first floor. And i know the reasons.
"portland meadows" Discussed on The Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast
"Good Thursday morning y'all welcome in the Jason Beam Horse podcast brought to you by twin spires happen to be with you here on this. Thursday. It's horse play Thursday. Our interview is not very horse player centric, but part of the show is because I have some topics and things I want to discuss a little bit later on I think what we'll do is get to the interview a little bit earlier the interview is with well. Sort of my boss give me he's I. Guess He's My boss Travis bores Ma going to join us. He is the founder of Dutch pros coffee which a lot of you out here on the west coast or not. But he's also the principle of tm be racing, which owns and operates grants pass downs where I am currently announcing for the next three weeks till our fall season ends but. Travis is very interesting guy who's built an incredible business and I think is building a a really cool business with with grants pass downs. I'm very excited to be part of this team and to kind of see the the growth you're going to a little bit of PR. For one of my projects today but I really think you'll enjoy the conversation and You know I'm just I'm I'm excited about what they're building and I'm excited to be a part of it last year was the first commercial meet here because for years grants pass was a fair and it was just like a three week stop on the Oregon Fair. Circuit and Portland Meadows was the main commercial track in the wintertime. And so in Portland closed, we'll talk about this with Travis You know he he bought the commercial license and now they operate a commercial meat. I think we're GONNA do. What do we do at sixteen plus ten third almost thirty days? This year there was a key. There was a month of cancellations because of Covid and then a week of cancellations in the fall 'cause of the wildfire smoke but I think the the goals to be a thirty six to forty day. You know season between to meet and then have the Oregon. Fares run in the summertime and so You know last year I was looking at the Monday handle from this week last year was eighty, six thousand and we did four, hundred forty. Yesterday. So definitely trending in the right direction and you know part of that is improving the broadcast signal Pegasus. TV who does Santa Anita and Golden Gate there now our our TV crew and distributor. There's still thing a lot of stuff to work on, but the place looks great and We're having pretty good size fields and I think competitive racing. So I'm I'm really excited to talk about it. You know I try not to beat your guy but you guys over the head with with any of the projects that I do when I go out race calling I'll talk about you know stories that things that happened something happened the other night. My I use a wireless headset, and so you know it's great because I can you know if I need run downstairs and do something can always have my headset with me and make an announcement? You know. To be frank, the bathrooms are there's no bathrooms in the press box I gotta run downstairs sometimes between races but. My headset started making this terrible screeching noise and so the sound guy zero he comes upstairs and he's like what's going on I'm like I've you tell me Paul you're. The sound guy. And so he has to. Replace the thing and he gives me a handheld mic. I've been announced exits two thousand and six, and I've never had to use a hand held Mike and I know back in the old days. That's kind of did it in fact I remember seeing A. Video of Gary Hinson lawmakers he actually had the MIC taped on the barrel of his binoculars and. The gentleman who who calls Dubai, Craig. Evans even text Amis like just tape it to the barrels of the but Aquinas made my I don't any tape up here and it's a big hand held wireless mic. So I kind of rigged a little system to. To set up where my program was being weighted down by the Mike Stand on the ledge. So I didn't have to hold my program kept binoculars on my right hand on their tripod and the microphone in my left hand and it's it worked okay and the thing that was frustrated I certainly would rather have a headphone. Headsets it's just way more easy but this particular Mike sounded way better on the speakers. Some curious to go back and listen to replace part of me was like God that sounded really good from just audio standpoint. It's sad teeny and just smoother and a little more deeper and baritone like this. You'RE SM seven beat us on the podcast. But you know. One of the beautiful things about working in racing in my job is that there's just you never know can today's to do and there's going to be bad stuff and there's going to be great stuff finish can be crazy stuff that happens we had a bad spill on on Monday night and thank goodness both horses ended up being okay I did not think immediately that that was going to be the case and both riders really came out. Okay. Joyce scribner who was leading writer had a concussion and actually I. Guess it's concussion. Is there a small concussion? They made it sound like she was doing good. So I guess maybe that's why I labeled it that way. But you know and and sore and the writer Mackenzie King Tweeter Ankle, but not broken or anything. So I've been doing this a long time and you just never get used to that and it's still. During there during the race I remember looking back. To see how the writers were doing enjoy was still on the ground you know it was a sixteenth past the wire. And so you know but she really wasn't moving at the time and and. I remember. Somebody told me I forget who they said. You know when you're caller when there's a spill or something like that like you don't really have much time. To go back and kind of see how everybody's doing because you know the race continues on but as a just a human and someone who's hoping everything is okay like you can't help but not see what's going on and so. It was a scary scary moment there for a second. You know with half mile track. Sometimes you're going to have a tighter spots in sharp turns and all that kind of stuff and every once in a while, folks are just going to get put in a in a tough spot. So but so thankful that everybody was was okay. After that, you know our surface I think is really fantastic to train on and and safe and. We've just been. Fortunate I think with with goodluck goes as far as all that stuff is concerned this far, and hopefully, we can continue with that and like I, said. Scary moment. But glad everything turned out. Okay. Well, let's let's do the interview Travis now and we'll come back a little later on and like I said I wanNA talk about some handicapping horse playing stuff start looking ahead a little bit to the weekend jury. Of course, will be here. Tomorrow we'll have our full weekend preview. Here on the racing podcast brought to you by twin spires. Twin spires not only offers the best way to play the racist from your desktop or mobile device, but we also have. For our players visit twin spires, dot com slash offers.
"portland meadows" Discussed on The Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast
"Eastern or close I can the night before you guys like to listen at night I me- I'm not. I. I saw I was watching episodes of the Joe Rogan podcast on Youtube which I know is moving the spotify soon. But I remember there was episode of the black keys the band were on there, and it was actually a really funny episode like the Drummer's Hilarious and he's telling all these great stories and he makes the comment Joe Rogan. He says, you know you are my late night TV. I realized that for a lot of people I think podcast kind of become that right like I don't know anybody that sits up and watches. Stephen Colbert Jimmy Fallon anymore if they watch the clips the next day but. I know a lot of people who listen to podcast and I know a lot of you guys do I mean we usually have. I'd say forty percent of our downloads. For the day when I wake up the next morning so Big Part of the audience wasn't night but I was still like to do the show as though it's Monday through Friday kind of thing. Unexpectedly. Back on the road broadcasting On Sunday recording I, am in Louisville Mexico, the same hotel I stayed in on the way over to to colonial downs. Different home if you don't know why I'm on the road and not still colonial, we they had to cancel the season. On Friday I heard about I actually didn't hear about it until like five minutes before Marcus Hirsch tweeted about it. I imagine it's one of those things that. They discuss behind closed doors and then they let people know right when they're going to let the press release. No. So. Yes. So I went up to Charlestown on Friday for the races actually posted a video on Sunday morning of my trip up there. was about a two hour drive in honestly charlestown exceeded my expectations. I don't know what expectations I had for it, but it's extremely nice. It's very clean. It's like the whole area like the around the track, all the grass and flowers and stuff it's very well groomed and. I just thought it was very nice I. I could totally see it as a fun place to sit for the racist you know wants to screw when I went to Hawthorne. I described it as feeling like a neighborhood race track and I don't think Charlestown is that, but it's just I felt very comfortable there like was I just remember thinking like this would be the kind of place I would enjoy spending three hours watching the races and I think it was my sixty second track visited I like. I like that I've been able to hit up so many tracks in the last few years in my travels because. You know unfortunately, there's a reality of race tracks closing and so than race track openings I mean, we've had a handful in the last ten years open I mean I guess press Kyle's been thirteen years or so now but you know, of course, colonial reopening grants pass is kind of become an actual race track. It was a fair track for so long and so there are instances of these tracks opening century mile which just kind of replaced Northland's but. There's certainly more instances of them closing and. Arlington's obviously they made the announcement that they are going to be closing soon, which to me is just a travesty like it's such a beautiful amazing place and one of the problems I think a lot of racetracks are gonNA run into aside from kind of the broken income model where so many are dependent upon the slot machines is that so many of these tracks when they were built. You know we're kind of out of town for at least on the outskirts of town, and then the towns grew into them you know. When Portland Meadows was built it was kind of on the last exit of Portland and now it's like you know Vancouver and everything else have swallowed it up and you know that land just become. So valuable that was what happened that lawyer here in Seattle the land became so valuable that they said like, how do we justify erase track being here to make a couple million dollars a year or something when the land is worth one, hundred million and this is back in nineteen, eighty, nine or nineteen ninety-one or whatever it was and so. I mean the land the Santa Anita in Golden. Gate and some of these tracks are on is worth a staggering amount of money. Even like track like Suffolk downs. Same thing. So You know that is going to continue to be an issue I. Think as time goes on and so for me I wanNA. Gather up as many of these track visist I can I you know I was talking to Peter L. O. The other day and I asked him I said do they know what they're run at Gulfstream West again I know there would talk that they might not data to the DOD. I told him I said I felt so thankful to get to go down there obviously the last couple of years and I told him I said that you know that that place is very special to me because it's for me it signals a bit of a rebirth in terms of my announcing career. And I told you know if you need fill in you know I'll move heaven and earth to get back down there again even if it means driving across the country again. For me that place I have a very special feeling for it. So he said Yeah I, don't know what the situation is yen. I'll let you know but Yeah we. Called there I mean it's there. It's just not what it was and you got. We have to save our times I mean you know so as Charlestown and I get a message that colonials canceling the season I was worried that that was a possibility obviously because of the cancellation on Tuesday and Wednesday. You know. My guess is they just had to test everybody in the Jackson Room and I from what I heard. There was a handful of positives enough to where it was. You know. Concerning and they elected to cancel the season. So we miss out on the last three weeks. You know for me. Personally it's. It's you know it's a bummer I, I like calling the racist there. It's a challenging place to call the races are good. The meat just seemed doomed from the START I mean it was just like between the weather and the power outage and you know the takeout and increase and all that stuff it just it just seemed like it was just not. Just a you know in with twenty twenty I mean, no fans I mean that was really so much of the Electricity of the place last year was that we have great crowds every night, and so you know but you get through that and and we were working through it and there was there was moments of of excitement on the race track and and fun and. You know and it was just interspersed with moments of bad luck and bad Karma and bad whatever. And so it it comes to an end early I mean for me like financially it's going to be a wash like by the time I incorporate to cross country trips and I stayed in Airbnb and once you stay beyond a few days like there's no refund on that. So basically, I paid for seven weeks of AIRBNB and I got to use three weeks of it and so. I figured by the time I get home my my bank account will basically the same as when I left which is. Not Why you travel cross country but Nobody's fault. It's just bad luck and so. We deal with it. We we move forward. We don't dwell on the negative and. Part of me is kind of thankful honestly to to drive back. Across country because it. Yesterday as I was driving to Louisville, it was just like Oh. It's nice to get in the car and listen to music and you can think about things you can think about work you can think about life. I mentioned fried idea had a family member pass away.
"portland meadows" Discussed on The Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast
"Y'all welcome in Jason. horseracing podcast brought to you by twin spires. It's Monday August the third welcome to August. Twenty. Twenty. We made it. We made it to be the same as July in June and everything else maybe just a little hopefully cooler and you know. I always say Labor is the end of summer right I always growing up in. Seattle September was like such a great month. It always felt like that was the end of summer like usually like the first weekend in October we used to start at Portland Meadows. The first weekend in October. And we used to get it seemed like the best weather it would be seventy two sunny. Perfect right. I remember there was a jockey at Emerald who was leading Jackie Emerald for a couple years. Kevin. Radke and Kevin decided he was going to. You know I think he'd gone to the bay area for a few winters and he decided you know what she's going to stay in the northwest. Metro's ride. If you had a great summer emerald, you know pick up a few mounts every week and we'll you know where the stakes and stuff like that. So. Kevin comes down to opening weekend at at Portland Meadows and and we race and it's seventy degrees and it's sunny and it's just beautiful and you can see Mount Hood in the distance Mount Saint Helen's Mount Adams. I could I could see three peaks from my booth at Palmetto. So it was pretty incredible like beautiful views of these mountains. So after opening weekend Kevin goes to dinner with myself. Steve Perry who was jocky agent my buddy down there and a few other racetrack folks. We all went out to BJ's pizza right north of the of the track there. And Kevin's looking at me and he goes this place is just great. He goes I was a little. Portland Meadows you know it's not the nicest track in the world, but he got it was just so beautiful out and. The trees in the golf there were still golf course in the infield and he's just telling me all this and by the way he had one you know three or four races over the couple of days. So you know okay, I was happy. So Steve looks at him and he says Kevin, this is not what Portland Meadows like man and he's like I don't know what you mean man that he goes as just kind of a part-time seedling I'm excited for this. Next week beautiful again like October twelfth and it's just gorgeous. Week three comes about and it just starts porn and. In the northwest my experience has been that November for some reason seems to be the rainiest month the year I'm sure there's actual science too but just you know I remember a couple of November's where it just never didn't rain. And in the northwest, don't get the. Flash. Flood downpours like you do out here in the East Coast and thunderstorms we just get dribble all day and night, and sometimes it'll rate harder and softer whatever. But it's never like monsoons. and. So you know we three and four it's just dumping. It's sloppy. Kevin doesn't win on a couple of favorites. He decides after week four doesn't come back. We five, he going to stay all winter. He realized what was what was going on in winter racing and he was. Happy to be with you guys here on this Monday as we get set for another week. I got a busy week man we raised at colonial Sunday. Racing Monday Tuesday Wednesday we got guests coming in this week coming in but coming on in fact, we're going to talk to one of our leading writers at colonial downs. Four boys is going to join the show tomorrow she got she was six twelve on opening week. She writes for sugar lot down here. Of course been a regular in the mid. Atlantic. So we'll talk with forest on Tuesday's show. We're going to go north of the border and talk a little woodbine with the young trainer up there. Tony Galileo who actually speaking of Portland Meadows Tony started at Portland Meadows I remember calling his name out there and then I left right after he started. I think I called his first race and a month later I was gone but I, remember seeing his name in the standings at Woodbine and he was winning a couple races and I'm like wait a minute is that the Tony Galileo from Portland Meadows and it was so excited to welcome in Tony will have some Moore's player Thursday coming up a little bit later on in the week and the jury and you guys know the drill I don't need I, don't need to tell you the drill at this point but real happy to be within a lot to talk about of course I. Think we should start at Saratoga. Right makes sense started Saratoga and. One of the most anticipated parts as it turned out of Saturday was the first race in. The quality at Saratoga this meat has been fine I. It doesn't feel like it's like this. Crazy. Amazing. Meet I. Think there's a multitude of reasons why that is but it's still Saratoga and it's still close to the best we got if not if not the best I, mean some people would argue. A as far as racing quality, feel size all that. You know there's there's been. And maybe that's me being jaded and. Annoyed or something just doesn't seem like it's been as great of a meat as it normally is but. The first race on Whitney Day felt like one of those classic. Great Maiden special weights that we're accustomed to seeing it Saratoga and. One of those races where. You know the top ones are going to be. Running in a couple of weeks in in some of the big two year old stakes that end that meet, and then of course, into the Belmont meet like the Champagne present knows one's Just. A lot of well bred big trainers. Bill. Martin Steve Asmussen. Part of an entry that went off at eight the five but it was Chad Brown who had been ice ice cold for the last few days at least and I don't know how long Chad stays cold for but it wasn't. It wasn't that long but he had been a little chilly and ends up just completely blowing the doors off here with with reinvestment risk who sat just behind got through down on the rail and just completely burst through big effort for wind cracker for Thomas. Who was one of the ones that had experience? I think everybody was kind of looking for the first time in this particular race and. Win Cracker end up running a pretty good one Olympia ad for for Matt came running on for.
"portland meadows" Discussed on The Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast
"Offers are available to you. Back here on the Jason, be racing podcast brought to you by twin spires and police to welcome in our next guest horse player with multiple NHCD qualifiers. He's also the king of the show -Vivor contests please welcome Bruce Meyer into the show Bruce Houria. I'm doing great Jason I appreciate you Hemion me on today. To Talk With you we've met an each see a couple of times, but haven't got to have you on the show so excited for that. You're a Minnesota Guy I was curious how the new Weekday Canterbury meet was treating you so far. I've been trying to focus on the pick five. You know which which is new this year with an percent, take out and have yet to hit it, so that's that's been a problem, but. You know when when you go into that wager, you kind kinda know it's a long run situation and you just hope over the course of a fifty two day meet or whatever they're running fifty days. Then I can catch it a handful of times and so. I haven't given up yet I. I still think it's a great that, but so far. It's been a little bit a little rough for me. I was hoping you were the The drive through major who caught for like fifty, six, thousand or whatever it was. That was exciting that one day we had two winning tickets I believe in those fifty six thousand. That was that I think the pool size has been fluctuating between eighty, thousand, one, hundred, twenty, five thousand, so I mean I'm. Know the better, so everyone gets involved in that way. I think you bring up a good point about the expectations of how often you're gonna hit pick fives and stuff like that because they're obviously very difficult. Wages hit in the more racist you put in a road. The the more the magnification of that is, and that's why we we preach so much about ticket construction and And Making Smart Bets and stuff. Because you know, of course, you want to hit every bet that you make, but it's it's entirely unrealistic and taking those crazy swings and missing I mean it's hard to overcome sometimes those three four five six hundred dollar tickets. You see for pick fights because you've got to be right an awful lot, and it's just not easy to do. No you know what I try to keep records and I I tried to keep it sell spreadsheet of the different wager types, and how I'm doing and keep track and. Fortunately I can say that for the pick five for two thousand twenty. I'm ahead and it's only because I caught a big one at turf. We Park in March. Just before the pandemic hit, but You know the the Canterbury one has been a a no goal so far, but but like you said you gotTa. You gotTA. Be Realistic about it and just. Don't give up. You know the system that you. That you choose to play kind of stick with it and hopefully. You catch when you catch a photo at the right time, and then and then you get it all back I remember somebody somebody posted about being for the year. Whatever and the guy goes well. Have you had that thirty thirty thousand dollar hit at such and such. Yeah that counts because if you're playing. Playing those bets, the goal is to hit one or two of those or more obviously and. Of course in the short run, it skews your numbers, but you know in long run. You're supposed to have a couple of those big pops that prove out your thoughts on the on the wager. Have you know you got a little pull at Canterbury? If you've been allowed to go in yet or do you still have to play from home? Canterbury was told and again I. Just a disclaimer on the front and I do not work for Canterbury so. Whatever I say. Every. Of Law. But they were told by the state of Minnesota. I believe like two days before they were set to open could actually have a fans in the building. So I've been able to get in there every day for libraries sing, and now they're open for simulcasting. Make their allowing. Five hundred people for level or something like that, so it's been in addition to having the drive through or the walkup wagering that they've they've got outside they are. They're letting some patrons. In which is Great Yeah we you know grants pass. We'd kind of a similar issue real shortly before we found that you can have two hundred fifty people and. Management just elected to say we'll just have the owners and the owners guest because you know what you don't want to do. I think in the spot which a lot of tracks are going to be in the spot by the way with Capt attendances. People making the trek out to your place, and then be in the second or third person, her first person not to get let in I mean. That's just going to create all sorts of conflict. Yeah and I think since they had such short. Notice on the whole deal that you know they they originally had set up the whole. Meet just not have fans, or at least the first part of it, and then kind of see where the pandemic goals, but. You know they didn't really have any chance to. Advertise, or they're kind of trying to abolish, and then like you say you don't WanNa. Advertisement have too many people show up and not be able to get them in the building, so it's been A. Difficult! Challenge for them. I believe just because they over. The years have relied a lot on attendance and that's been one of their. Things that separates them from other racetracks across the country is kind of their. Their buck night and they're different things that they run on the weekends so. But I think they're hoping to hoping to get figure out later this summer. I mentioned the the show ever. Contest wins in the lead I. Remember when you want our contest, Portland Meadows I was. I was the guy that had to punch in every day. You know who won who lost Cetera? But how many show or contests have you over the years? I've won three The first one was Santa Anita in the spring of two thousand nine and then. I came back and won the Portland Meadows one in two, thousand twelve, and that was a marathon I. Think you guys ran from June or July through December. Law You ran fifty two days. I'm pretty sure. And then the third one was Santa Anita again in twenty sixteen so I mean it's been I was obviously. You need a lot of luck in. Contrast, and I got it I. Mean There's no doubt about that so I was. Just one of those things that it was, it was fun, but it's grueling. Even though it's. Bill you put a lot of time into it and then you're. You're not guaranteed to win a penny until. The very end, so it is what it is when I learned when I was running that contest because we did it for a few years is how many people forget about it on day two, they remember day one and a Lotta Times they win, and then they forget about it like days two and three. Because you really, you probably have to set an alarm on your phone or something like Hey Bruce. Don't forget to make your show today. Exactly well, and you know I'm trying to remember what the speaking of the Portland Meadows one. Specifically you guys had a strange schedule Iran, Tuesday and then you didn't. You wouldn't run consecutive. What did you say Friday? Wednesday Fridays Saturdays was that summer. Meet if I remember right, okay? So yeah, like the Wednesday one. You'd be thinking okay now. Is there a racing tonight? Or and then there's the? I'm central time zone, and you guys are relict in the West Coast and you know. Of course you could have different times on the day sometimes but. Yeah that that Portland, meadows one was interesting because. It was. Set up a little differently than Santa Anita in that. There was a first prize for five thousand dollars, but there was nothing second or third, whereas Dan Anita had three thousand than fifteen, hundred, thousand per second and third, so you actually had to finish first then there was also a five thousand dollar bonus, if you. Lasted the entire needs yeah, and didn't and then. There was some tiebreaker. I know it came down to me and one other one other player. Show by all the way to the final day and.
"portland meadows" Discussed on The Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast
"There. Actually I live I'M NOT NEW YORK. City I'm a transplant Ada. Live in the suburbs. In suburbia up here, it's fine. I'm originally from upstate New York but everything's. Kinda calmed down. There's a lot of people outside the weather's nice so getting people outside. The big benefit, and plus now we have. Ten tracks on Tuesday to look forward to, so it's on the up and up you know. What was your handle during covert? Because obviously, a lot of the big tracks have just now. Come back, did you? Did you play the honors? The will rogers and stuff, or did you kind of give a little bit of downtime? Unfortunately. I did I, think my amount. My handle like medium. Those are tracks that I was new to just kind of a forcing function of getting the you know the the the playing. I didn't a plane and never in my life would I think that I'm betting. On Monday night and I'm betting back a fodder horse, so saying fodder park and s the Novi in the same sentence never thought that would happening in my short playing career. We gotTA teach you how to say it's a sin boy. Oh. Boy Thank you. Well. I mean there's a reason that they on their graphics. Put Ast because I think they're pretty aware that. That folks are traveling. No clue and they liked the funniest pre-race music. They play this heavy metal version of Old Town road before the last racist, absolutely hysterical. We have personal. Graphic packages and I saw yesterday. They have SEGMA- call QNA, but it's hugh. H Just just frigging hysterical, but So, what ask about your your background racing? If you're from upstate New York. I mean I think we all think of one place. Did you cut your teeth at Saratoga a little bit? Yeah. Classic I grew up going with my family to serve to Toga every summer kid. My grandfather owned a ton of harness horses. My mother's side of the family loves going to the tracks. I grew up going classic story. You know went to the track as a family and then. About five years ago around Twenty fifteen. I went to Tokyo having missed. I think twenty thirteen and twenty fourteen and I thought. Wow. I really miss this. This is awesome. I have no idea how to bat. I don't know what these numbers are in the program. I just learned bad habits from family members. So I bought a handicapping book It was a book by Quin I. Forget you can beat the races And then it was all downhill from there then I consumed every handicapping book and went from betting two dollar exact boxes on the weekend betting significant amount of money now. What's interesting? is you kind of Fed directly into my next question and almost word for word of how I kind of labeled some kind of proud of myself, because the next question is, what was your development? Because it seems that most people kind of learned the basics from apparent, then maybe read buyer on speed, and then every, and then we all go different directions, but it's so interesting that that is such a common tale of of Horse, player development you know. My Dad took me out, oh. My mom took me. My Dad taught me the basics he taught me how to read a form, and it seems like most of the dads using Astra air quotes. Were like horrible back. Like they really get terrible. They you know they the habits that I learned. Is You know I'm GonNa? Put An air quotes learns They just learn. There's a number that's bigger than another number. So I'm going to bet that that big number you know that's how I learned. No didn't know what class or pace was or anything. I literally bought a book and then digesting it and then experimenting and Luckily along my. Journey able to me, to keep people in my development one. My friend named the Eric Pilot He's a really sharp term. Note, really, start player Yeah Oh. Oh, that's right I totally forgot. Though Eric a friend of a friend, they connected me three years ago and Eric and I talk four to five days a week. I've never met him in person. Think in in horse racing especially in horse playing development, there's a huge void and developing horse players from that beginner and focusing on education for intermediate to advanced player. shows like yours have done a good job giving out content like the interview you did with it inside the pylons goes was transformational and anyone on this call or this podcast. Take a listen to that if they haven't because shortly after that Jason, I actually scoop the pool at Portland Meadows I think two weeks later. I WanNa see you did that end of October. Early November twenty eighteen birthright. On my way to Gulfstream list, so it was, it was yeah. It was the day after Thanksgiving or the week after week after yeah yeah. I do I just remember it because a couple of weeks later I scoop the pool at Portland Meadows because I singled twenty five to one shop. Anyone in the pick for you know. It was like eight or ten thousand dollars pool, but still that was like my first, and then it was You know it's grown since then. It's so interesting because I don't think that really. I don't WanNa. See anyone but I don't think most people start out winning, and that makes sense. Right like I mean you go poker table. You're going to get eaten up by the sharks and it's in racing. It's a little bit of the same thing I mean. Sometimes you can get lucky. And what have you, but you gotTA learn lessons? And sometimes you gotTA learn painful ones. What were some of the lessons coming up that that you realize like Oh God I was. Why was I doing that? On some I learned one. The first thing that comes off my head is once I discovered a rebate was my friend told me about rebates like Andrew Get two percent? You can get a lot more That's probably number one. That's the number one thing in the intermediate side In the second thing is is focusing way too much on the handicapping Itt talked about this like a couple summers ago I'd spend like three or four hours on Syria over card, and I lost my.
"portland meadows" Discussed on The Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast
"Reo win the fourth American jobs mellor solidly defeated in second single as third and three degrees. Finish for it. It's just so great. It's so great so Zari. Oh running them off their feet password. Stretch so Zari I. I get chills. The during the whole call it's so great The reason it's also so special to me is literally the next day. I went to the sporting store by my house and they were having a fourth of July sale and I bought a pair of Leopold binoculars that my friend Chris Carpet. Neto had recommended because he used them hunting. And I started. I went up to the grandstanded. Emerald and I sat in a friend's box. I didn't pay for and I would just kind of called the races under my breath and I remember after I did that I go you know I kinda could. I think I can kind of this. And at the time I was memorizing them via the Celtics are the saddle towel. And you know. I didn't really know what I was doing it but I knew that I wanted to do it and I could do it and I wanted to. I wanted to feel what I felt when vic called that race like every day and every race and I spent the next six months practicing every chance I could get at Emerald and then down at Portland and it was actually. It was literally about six months from that day. I got to call my first race because it was January. Eighth of two thousand six. A Colt named sue down at Portland Meadows so That race will just always be so special me of course as REO would go on to have a very good breeding career. She produced a couple of really nice horses including a Japanese Think at Japanese champion. Three year old filly of the year. A couple years later has had a couple of Of Good Offspring Mellor. Linda was never quite the same she. She went on mean she ran a good third and the Beverley D. Had A disappointing effort in the flower bowl later that year and then would win the potty stakes at Belmont Park. I hope I'm saying that right might be capitals but had to Ended up retiring after that She had been off for nine months before winning that capital steaks and so not sure exactly what happened but went to her retirement with Five wins from eight starts. Four hundred eighty three scenario would never run again. Suffered an injury and was a bread after that but That one afternoon in July at Hollywood park she was just some kind of brilliant and it is certainly a race. I love so I appreciate guys indulging me on this little segment. I'm having fun with it while we have a little bit of a shortage in racing and so looking forward to probably doing it the next couple of Tuesdays or Wednesdays till we start to pick it up live racing more so but of course. Tampa's returning today Gulfstream's back Thursday and sort. You're getting into another racing weekend. We'll start talking more about those races as we go tomorrow horse player Thursday Valente. The Track Phantom is going to join US looking forward to having the jury on on Friday. And we'll get you ready for the upcoming weekend Appreciate the emails. Keep those come. Jason Charles Bima gmail.com getting some good ones and What I really love about some of the emails. I'm getting his people reflecting and looking at their own horse playing and asking questions and talking about the things they're trying or doing and Love to see those kind of conversations happening. I don't think they happen enough so All Forum Jason Charles Bima no dot Com. We will see you guys back here tomorrow. Everybody have a great rest of your Wednesday..
"portland meadows" Discussed on The Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast
"Yep I'm great great to talk to you. It's good to good to hear from you. The your blazers. A currently couple games out of the last playoff spot as a casual blazers fan. It seems like it's been a little bit of a grind and struggle kind of year this year. Yeah that's a good way of putting it considering all the injury to the beginning of the year If you're the front office and the players and the coaches talk this was it. They're they're going for it and they made a lot of changes after the Western Conference finals last year And they expected big things. We'll three games into the season. They're starting power. Forward that Collins gets hurt. He hasn't played since he might not play again this year. They expected their starting center. Used to be back from his broken leg at some point this year. He hasn't played Rodney Hood they're starting small forward. Got Injured ruptured. His Achilles in December obviously hasn't played since Damian Lillard their their star their point guard. He's missed a few games. Th the injuries have been so devastating that it's completely changed the the way that we're looking in the season the the expectations and the trajectory really everything. You've had a front row seat to watch Damian Lillard. Of course his continued rises. Just been incredible since he started out. And there's been parts of this season. Where he's he's played like an MVP and he really has been fantastic and so the injury. I imagined stings all the more. Because he's just been so good. Yeah and there was a ten game stretch where he was putting up. Forty points a game He set the franchise record for most points in a single game a couple of years ago with fifty nine so he broke that earlier this year against Brooklyn scored sixty and a loss when we didn't have that record loss so he put up sixty one against golden state in a win and just the the numbers he was putting up the his first career. Triple double the assists. It wasn't just the fact that he can score and will it was the fact that he was also getting teammates involved in having double digit assists at a record that he is never done before and his career was remarkable watching what he did over that ten to welcome stretch. I remember that The first game after Kobe's passing down in L. A. which I imagine have been kind of a surreal scene. But you know there was supposed to be this laker celebration night and day just decided that wasn't going to happen. What was that night like being down there in? La It was it was weird. I mean the 'cause we're talking about Kobe Bryant Alco Court. He's not GonNa Koby. You know he was. He was playing not that long ago. You Twenty Year career. We'll watch it. He's you know I. I watched the last handful of years of Michael Jordan's career you know. I didn't see the the early part of his career that I wasn't born yet I I was born eighty one so I I saw you know the the championships with Chicago. But I didn't see the the sixty three points against Boston. The playoffs in eighty six. I lost all of Cobra's career washed all of it. So you know I've watched also lebrons career. Kobe was the first true mega superstar for me. Personally I followed his career from day one as just so so strange he was gone. And then being down there in LA. I've made this comparison. I don't want this to be taken lightly and taking the wrong way walking around La around staple center before the game. There's pictures thousands of people and not saying were. It had the feel of New York right after nine eleven and I was there for that and when I grew up back there and you know just seeing people hugging strangers and consoling strangers and not saying a word or just had that same kind of eerie feeling to it. Obviously we're talking about a a tragic helicopter crash that killed by people as opposed to terrorist attack that killed hundreds. So there's there aren't very many comparisons there. I'm just talking about the the feeling of of people and that there were some similarities there and they'll be going to the game you know. Usher sings amazing. Grace and boys to men do the the national anthem. Lebron James gives his speech and then Oh yeah. There's a basketball game plane and people look at the Blazers as well. They're they're the sacrificial lambs that they're gonNA lose to the Lakers on this. This night that is built for the Lakers will deign goes out and puts up forty points and they win the game and from trailblazers perspective. It was. It was remarkable. Absolutely well I wanNA tell listeners. A little bit about your story for last couple of years. It's really been one of my favorite things to watch on on social media. Kind of unfold. How you got this job. You became the Voice of the Blazers as you mentioned. You're you're a New York guy. Growing up and through college was always your goal to get into sports. Cassie Oh yeah. I went to college to do radio and I went to College. Long Island University. I've been rolls the freshman at seventeen graduate early. My parents were. He's going to be smart and we'll put them in kindergarten when he's four. The cutoff date was late. They were clearly wrong. Smart thing but it worked out because I got a head start and started college when I was seventeen and I started broadcasting towards the end of my freshman year and I was doing play by play for schools. Football Games Basketball Games. Some baseball cross talk show a little bit of everything and then my first job out of college was doing high school football and basketball in Astoria Oregon for folks. Who aren't familiar with that. If you've ever seen the movie too that's Astoria. I moved from New York to their basically to to call him sight unseen when I was twenty one and that was in two thousand three so that was that was kind of where I got my start. The story kind of the northwest tip of Oregon kindergarten cop and free. Willie I think both at their if I remember correctly but about about two hours from Portland and about two hours from much civilization other than the beach community but but in radio or in sports casting. I mean that's kind of the GIG right like you have to initially just you have to get somebody to hire you and usually it's a small town somewhere you've never been. Yeah and that's exactly what happened. I applied for jobs. All over the country Jobs I had no chance of getting of the Auburn University Radio Job. They were Nice enough to send me a letter that told me thanks but no thanks so. I was fortunate enough to get an offer out in Oregon to be on the air and Paul Games once a week so had the turning it. Abc Sports Radio and they hired me to be producer. So I could have stayed in New York and done that as a producer and tried to work my way up in probably the toughest market in the country to do that or go beyond the air and I had some advice from a couple of different people that said if you WANNA be on the air. Go beyond the air. So that's what I did I. It's funny I when I was working on my book. I remember getting the same advice for you. If you want to be a writer just write you gotta you gotTa you gotTa Right. Yeah do it and the beauty of now. Anybody can have a podcast. Anybody can have a blog and I've I've told people. Hey I'm thinking about starting to go you have to realize that nobody is going to listen at first. There's going to be nobody that. Download your show or read your blog or whatever but that's the kind of the best time to start building your graph in for me. It was the same way with Colin Racist Portland Meadows. There was very few people listening. That gives you a chance to kind of start to work on honing their craft. And it's I imagine the same with play by play. I'm sure if you listened to some of those story games they probably weren't you find US effort. No they weren't and I was fortunate enough to have three years of college. Radio play by play before I did that. And that's where I really got some of the kinks out to your point. You know I. I got to fill in a few weeks call of races out there Portland Meadows and I was absolutely terrible at it. I mean the skill that you guys have to do what you do call racist and then forget every horse that you just called. 'cause you got ten more races left that day. I don't I don't know how you do it 'cause I couldn't do it but to go out and and start that when I was nineteen twenty twenty one years old it to to get the the experience that cut my teeth that way. There's no way I would have been in this position today if if I didn't do that at a younger age we We partnered up on a show because you started doing talk radio and you were working for comcast sports and doing all that stuff so you were. You were kind of paired up with me to do. The we did a magazine style show features and stuff throughout the week and you kind of fuel intros and it was. It was easy and fun and all that but when I left they actually tapped you to call the races and I remember kind of working with you and it's just not something you'd done before and so it's a different kind of play by play right than than than a game. It's just it's just more unique. I think it is and knowing how to do it and understanding what you're doing is the key right now. I see people like you know. Rich Burke right here so funny Portland. Yeah and Richard. Done everything and I. I watch him do some Olympic events and he does some stuff for PAC twelve network swimming. And if I try to do swimming right now I would have barris myself because I have no idea what to do To to find a niche sport whether it's an Olympic sport wrestling Horsera-. You've you've gotTA know the Terminology. You've gotTa know what you're doing for me. I could step in and do football or basketball or baseball because I know those sports like the back of my hand but for someone who spent their life around horse racing to step in and I guess there's no way just like me trying to step in and I knew you know a base of of horse racing knowledge but the real terminology for someone who who is a lifer listening to someone like myself. They they could tell I was a bit of a fraud and I was trying you know. It was very humbling because it is so difficult to do that. Not Having that base knowledge. If you're not competent doing that it'll it'll mess everything up. I actually went and did a harness racing one day last year up in Canada and I had this great realization. That as you learn you build this vocabulary and everything's happening so fast you learn to pull from it really really quick and when you're thrown into something that is different and the vocabulary is different. You don't have that to pull from it. I mean I was a disaster. The House doing aren't even though it's still horses going around the circle. But they're not running their pacing and they're not the words mean different things and so it was. It was fascinating to do that. If they can get on your Portland Meadows career you got to call the the one Portland Meadows Mile in the fog. Yeah I vaguely. Remember that because I'm looking at the bonnet or seemed nothing and I'm I'm looking at out on the track and I see nothing then. All of a sudden a couple of horses the Burj the fog and I think I said something like along the lines of. They're they're racing. Just take my word for or something like that. Could hear them literally. Nothing you could hear. They were going. If it's a good thing we had the window open up there because you didn't see anything you even the spectators that were there. There was no way to could've seen anything. I don't know how the jockey saw the horses Improv. I think there is video of I. Don't know if your calls on there but they literally come out of the fog thirty yards before the wires. Something I mean there was just And it's so funny I used to. I used to always kind of dream of having a fog race because the guys New York. They all get him every which way now. That'd be so fun and I had this plan I was GonNa make up like a race where it was like calling all of the greats Behind maybe the horse who was leading the actual horse racing. That was going to be. I think and I never got. I leave and a week later. You get a fog as well. I mean there's there's nothing nothing to To do for it but so after your your stood at Portland Meadows Radio in media is is it could be obviously amazing Gig but can also be kind of a brutal GIG and I know you. Kinda bounced around a little bit Portland was there ever a time where you're kind of think? Maybe I need to do something else. Yes so I when I was in Portland from two thousand three hundred eleven. I got a job at Siriusxm moved to DC. Do that job for about a year and a half and then I was brought back to work for Canadian Portland now lasted about two and a half years and they decided to make some changes and unfortunately I was one of the changes and When when I lost that job at the end of twenty fourteen will be. Which is the General Manager for He was he was. He called me up and said. Hey Jason's is going to be doing some other stuff. We need someone for about six weeks to use Morse rates. All right. I'll give it a shot so that was one thing that I did that stretch. I see high school baseball before that but I I was a head. Jv coach flow high school in the in the Portland area I had time to do that..
Who's the Champ?
"Bobby? A halt of the New York hot list is our first guest of two thousand twenty here on the gate now. The horse that won the Breeders Cup dirt bile beating Omaha beach is spun to run and he will be facing Omaha beach again in the Pegasus World Cup. The first major race of two thousand thousand twenty but maximum security will not be there and code of honor will not be there. Maximum security is waiting for Saudi Arabia. The world's richest race the Saudi Cup in February. It's very tempting to make this a political discussion. I'll only do it to the extent of saying with what's going on in the Middle East right now. How do you think that is going to impact whether trainers bring their horses over for the Saudi Cup and or the Dubai World Cup in March or maybe they take a look at that Pegasus again and say maybe we ought to just stay here that that's a very hard question to answer? Ah It's hard to understand how people feel I will say this. I am confident in saying that the people especially in Dubai. We're ruler of the country behind that I think they're going to bend over backwards to provide security and take care of the park I I would hope the same thing's going to happen in Saudi Arabia race and then just not become a outer tech or anyone but that is a question question that you just can't answer. I think it's very hard. It's an individual decision to a Lotta funny. I understand when people go play a lot of people who have no dog in the adviser to come up with answers of morally questions. And what they're gonNA do when not to you. Gary West was all set to run his voice Independence when it was nine nine billion dollar I. He was happy to take the fourbillion winter. Share the person. Just go to the Middle East but when you cut the first out of nowhere to three billion winter I'll get one point five billion something like that and you have just wants to you know once in a lifetime could easily win ten million dollars and probably turn around that month and win a twelve million dollar right I. It's hard because this is an expensive sport and as much as these people arrested of of money that goes into this so You understand it as of now. I haven't heard anyone saying they're going to change their mind about going. I'm sure people are a little bit nervous but I mean let's be frank. I think anytime you over. There is probably reason to be nervous. So it's just an individual decision and I wouldn't chastize anyone. Whatever they they decide because it feels like them? That's their call. It's not it. I make my own decision on my life. You make your own decision on your own life and I think that's the way it goes. Oh by the way. I think you're under selling the Saudi Cup. I believe the purses twenty million dollars. Well it's ten million the whip you get ten billion but it's it's one that that that's what I'm saying he gary West is looking at it. I will get sent. Don't get out of the home and billion dollars if I say in that term so you can when you look at it now. You basically have to win the Pakistan that in line with at one point I for share of the first compares to the ten million that he will win. Take home for winning the Saudi Cup where he will be the favorite and a one term mounting great definitely. I Dunno betting Saudi Arabia. But I know American pools. He's GonNa behavior and you running for stabbing tons of money. That's a pretty compelling nonetheless in the Pegasus World Cup you do have. Some horses is with some credentials including higher power. The Pacific Classic winner. We mentioned Omaha Beach. roadster for Bob Baffert is aiming toward the Pegasus. And you will be there. How do you see this first? Major race of the year shaping up that force right now in training maximum very doubt after that case to be made then Omaha Aubenas bunch of wrong especially violent eight might be the second and third bout with McKinsey right there with them so when you get fun to run and Omaha Beach I think he got a pretty darn good race. I mean it's interesting possibilities. Are the horses doing nominated at the box He's done. I'm very well. This is of course. A lot of people east might have remembered with Chad Brown Barrasso. And you know he was good you know. He got coming up. In the minor spot that West to John Adler Verona's ray thing all of a sudden. He's winning all these steaks and eat it. You can't east to Churchill even lost or any blocks. We'll see if he's going to be the ones that they decided to send into the race. It'd be a good one back wizar- people know this story. That fifteen thousand dollars who ran against maximum security and the world's most famous Amos. Sixteen Thousand Dollars Eight lamer and it'll be in there. I think it'll be a big competitive fourth. It doesn't I think have the superstar. One runner arrogate powerpoint chrome Omaha beaches in that category But it's interesting. It's good to get back into talking about racing and Bobby Hall. Nobody better to do it with so. Thank you so much barry. Thank you always chat that with you so when we come back here on the gate. The site of the world's first million dollar horse race is short on dollars and short on time time to secure them. Welcome back to win the gate in July of two two thousand. Nearly twenty years ago Churchill. Downs home of the Kentucky Derby purchased Arlington Park in Chicago for nearly seventy one million dollars. Arlington's owner Dick Duchossois had closed the track in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight and nine hundred ninety nine saying that he could not compete with other gambling businesses. The opened again in May may of two thousand presumably with the knowledge that a sale was coming at the time. Churchill was in something of an arms race against the stronach group. When it came to buying up tracts the idea was to create networks of tracks for simulcasting and cross promotion of races and Events in nineteen ninety nine Churchill bought calder race course in Miami and Hollywood Park in California and then bought fairgrounds in New Orleans in two thousand and four? This was meant to counter the STRANA group which began its buying spree in nineteen ninety eight with Santa Anita then they added Gulfstream Park in Florida. Both major Maryland tracks Laurel and PIMLICO as well as golden gate fields and Portland Meadows and Oregon stronach versus Churchill. Wasn't exactly the Cold War. But the battle lines had been drawn it it seemed that Churchill was the first to blink Churchill dumped Hollywood park like a hot potato in two thousand five just six years after buying it. Churchill said at the time that California has forsaken racing and its needs reports came from fairgrounds in two thousand thirteen that the turf course was too dangerous juris to race and that the track had been poorly maintained ever since the churchill purchase at the same time Churchill was trying any maneuvering possible to get out of its obligation obligation to operate racing at calder. Eventually the STRANA coned Gulfstream Park worked out a lease agreement to run the calder meet in October and November this year. Two Thousand Twenty is the final year of Churchill's obligation to lease the meat after which it may convert the track into a shipping logistics center. Or something like that.
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"Like you say one of those tracks that was a lot of people's first track. Maybe that and see that's the people keep saying oh attraction and brought this up about the minor leagues. You you. It doesn't. It doesn't matter. When people I come to a racetrack. If it's if it's a place like, you know, like a Fairmont or Suffolk or a a Portland meadows. It doesn't matter because when they first sea horses and racing they they they're not going to be able to tell the difference between derby and oaks horse. And and, you know, a just a nice claiming rice, I it. It's it's exciting. You know, when you're introduced to it at whatever level, but if you don't have an entree vehicle, you're. You're hurting your your long term ability to develop players horse players. And that's what that's you know, your your number one. And most important raison veteran that is why to California fares have been a very important cog in the California wheel of of racing here for years and years and years and why it's still we still need them. I couldn't figure out why you know, they always got the winner dates when I was working up in working up in northern California, and we had to stop Golden Gate fields and in late June. So he could go to Pleasanton, Vallejo, and all that go around to these places, and you you see them hooked up to the fair, and, you know, families wander in with their kids, and they and that can guarantee in California. This is that some of the some of the first places anybody saw horse race was at these fairs and such important we keep tracks like that around and and marks here. And I bet he knows may or may not know a little bit about. Metaph it. We were just talking about about racing in the great northwest. And I think that's where you're from Connor you and your family, right? You've raised up there. You get that northeast kinda Dell. We just handed him some contraption. He's got to put on his on his head here. But anyway, Mark Sharon, just tell them we were talking about him. And then we had for some reason we went from from you to racing in the north plain, right and some of the people, but aren't you aren't you Ridgely from Washington? I grew up in Seattle area. And my dad was a trainer long acres and grew up with racing along acres. So I'm very familiar with the northwest. It's may just talked about the Portland meadows story. But the most exciting part of having you here what a even under the circumstances that that transpired you win a great at stake and the restricted stake. It's it's one of the one of the nice days in recent memory. I was very good day. However was very bitter sweet, given given the circumstances and the impact that you know, looking to have on our industry. Maybe we'll get that clear that deck I and the market alone. The the tail end of of the string of of. Of injuries and fatalities. You had charm, John that that went wrong, and what, you know, your thoughts as as you watched you knew and everybody was was doing what you normally do to to try to make sure that the horse you're sending out for anything for morning work or for drill or or for a race. Is you know, is is sound and and is safe to go out there. I mean talk about your your feelings of what has transpired. Well, I think it's just a very unusual set of circumstances. And I don't know that anyone has an answer. I I don't believe that. There's anything wrong with the racing surface there, perhaps due to weather been days where the track was not the best. But you know, I can speak for myself. We care and look after these horses better than probably ourselves and most trainers will probab-. Ably tell you the fame thing, and you know, in in Tommy John's case, he was a very sound young. You know, young starting horse that head only raced once but he had raised on a sealed race track in his only start about that and appeared Finau the race. And you know, that was his first work back and unfortunately, EFF wait injury. And we couldn't save them. But. You know, he..
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"Dash show dot com. It's called the edge with Mark Thompson, check it out deal drop, a couple episodes might be something in there that you're like. Yeah. On the pull on the kindle candle deal dropping southern there that you dig on you to that was really good. That's great. Bob. And this week is featuring a stand up comic this week. We're featuring a one of the top movie critics in the country, and he's really good, and it has a bunch of different movies that you wouldn't in his recommendations. And we only have been once a year, although he's gotten such good reaction got a bunch of emails on him. I think I may have been more frequently. But anyway, it gives you a list of films his best of the year in sort of a look ahead in the in the films coming up off the beaten track some of them. I made a joke a couple of years ago that his not come back to haunt me by that is still been remembered and his barred me from doing something I love, but I said a couple of years ago, I'd like to go to Portland meadows, which is the horse race track up in Portland, Oregon and claim a horse because you can buy a horse for two thousand dollars a racehorse for two thousand dollars until the buy one, and then juice, it get it get some methamphetamines cocaine. Gene in it and race it back in a much higher stakes race and win by twenty lengths and just take the purse, and then they'll find out that horse has been juice, but I'll be gone. And somebody heard that and said, hey, they probably would never let you buy a horse up there. So I was just kidding. They said, I know they don't really find anything funny about it. But it's parody, man. I was doing a weather remote from Dodger Stadium. And it was before the game. And I said, hey, let's do a bit with one of the empire's. And you get one of the there's no problem will bring we'll get an empire over. So they get the home plate umpire over. And I tell them. Hey, we're gonna do a little thing. I'm gonna kind of interview you, then I do a little weather than at the end, the weather Tech's, maybe a couple of minutes, then on the kind of walked back over to you. And I go, hey, listen. It was a pleasure meeting you. And then I'm gonna slip you a twenty dollar Bill, and it's going to be really funny, and he said, no. I'm not really slipping it for any reason. They should know. I understand you said absolutely not. Just like your thing. They don't have. We said we don't have a sense of humor about that. A major league baseball. We're not doing that. I was at a similar story. I was at Santa Anita. And a guy named Jay is the guy who's in charge of starting the horse race. Right. He goes out and make sure the horses are all in the gate the gates working properly. They're all in line. And he opens the gate he pressed the button and the magnets opened the gates and boom, they're gone. And so I go I said, hey, he says you want to go out there and watch us at the starting gate starting it's a lot of commotion. Everyone's got a helmet on. It's very dangerous to do the horses. Are you know, twelve thirteen hundred pounds the jockey's one hundred pounds? It's not a, you know, a great competition. If one of them ever got loose. The jockey always loses in case of horse goes crazy all the guys there. They jumped on the horse and pull the it's a lot of moving parts. And so we're sitting there watching and I'm standing next to j j. About the eighth race. Or so I said, I'm down a couple of bucks. Is there any way to open up that number eight gate? I. Oh my God. And he looks at he goes by you guys stand over there. And I'll just get it. 'cause it's please stand over there. And then after all the horse because man, he goes, I can't bring out here anymore. That's the one and done. Ryan says you have no idea. I mean if anyone. That's just there's just too much at stake. Like, thankfully, nobody heard you everything that you can be thrown in jail for or thrown out of the race track for or whatever you just said, it was just kidding. He goes, I know, but why don't you try to treat this like the TSA voice racing. Where there's not a lot of joking going on. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, it's unfortunate you, and I have that kind of irreverent humour and can get us in trouble in some spots. But I never imagined. It was that strict, right? It's just worse racing. Right. Who cares? Yeah. And we millions of the cop comes up to you. After pulling your look at you with all the guns that series. Those guys got got okay. But this guy, I mean, look there was a possibility where he would have said don't tell anybody. But I'll pop that gate open for you. You know? I mean, there's a long shot. I bet in a long shot. That was trying to get even. You're going to charge said he said, hey, listen, don't tell anybody. But I'm gonna pop that number eight gate open little early for you know, then the race comes. And of course, he doesn't Bob it opened early. And you go look at what happened to go says. He says, look, I thought you were kidding. And I was kidding back. Realize? Hey, wait a minute. I vaca- you cost me about three hundred bucks. But I needed a bomb. I was going for a bomb. I was going for a lawyer you're going for the get whole. That's where you have to get hold at the end of the day. Right. That's right. It's exactly right. Or else you go home a loser. An absolute loser, which I have done. Oh, dude. You are a loser with an L. Yes. That's exactly right. All right. Veterans housing. They're going to get some help here in Orange County in Orange County projects happening. 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"You say that my my old boss at Portland who was my boss for longtime will he's now a big guy mucketty Mike over at at as like their business development guy. But he's told me he goes, you know, whenever your name comes up. He goes, nobody knew that you were an announcer. He goes, they all know you from Twitter from the podcast, and yeah, yeah. I started in two thousand and six I got I was practicing at Portland. I was really I always love race. Colleen, Gary Henson with our local guy, long acres and I loved his called. I got to be friends with Robert Geller. Who's it emerald downs? When I worked there in the media office, right after college, and I just I I was so inspired victory for this. Great call of the American oaks five it was says REO, and he just made the hair on my arms stand up and I went by. But the next day and started practicing at emerald, and then I went down to Portland and Portland was nice enough to let me call a few races in the the early winter of oh six, and I just kinda got lucky. I there was two jobs open than it was a Great Lakes downs. And river down. I submitted tapes and river downs called and they knew I would be cheap enough to work. So the hammered. I was there for a couple of years at actually my first year river shortly after being there the guy Portland left because he had another job commitment. And so I got that job. So for three years I did river in the summer and spring, and and Portland in the fall winter and then Portland offered me year round position doing media and marketing in addition to announcing so I did that. So I was Portland meadows for nine seasons. And then I decided to try Louisiana downs. And it was it was not a good fit for a number of levels and soy left and kind of I was done with racing. And the nice folks have been America called me a couple of months after that and pitch pitched doing a daily show. And so we did that. And then at that for since twenty into very twenty fifteen. That's fantastic. It's a great Greek your cow. You know, and I I was in the same place. You wear my friend where you know, it was there was some slim pickings out there for a while. And of course, thanks to Mike. Michelle got got back on the horse here at HR and holidays around the corner, Jason anything could you.
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"Did it didn't have a lotta disposable income the sorts of five thousand dollars this is this is this is going to be significant risk and sacrifice and the trainer tells my dead this horse doesn't like to train it only likes to compete and when i wake up in the morning to run it and horses run real early run about six six thirty in the morning a horses done for the day all the horses in the stable or done by eight a m train horses the very early thing and they're sweaty in their lather in you've got a cool down if you guys have never seen the back side of a track their lot like a human being a horse will sweat is not like a dog be covered in sweat latte and you've got a cooling down feedom right but a bakken put a back in the barn so texas yeah this horror sheikh e e can't you can't work at in training you just walk at around the track every morning you'd his gallup at l'oreal gently around the try let all the other one sprint and run let it be the lazio's went out there and on game day this horse will show up so this is the only information we have and that is ridiculous everything that tax irwin said and everything i just said you about this horse is ridiculous my dad did it so texters train training this horse against son vest son vest winds five in a row which ties the portland meadows track record he goes for his sixth race in a row which is now featured in the oregonian they make this big deal about it because this this r a record of attracts about to be beat he loses that race by photofinish so we ties the record he doesn't beat and then he wins his next three.