Ok, so I know your name isn't Scoot. Sorry about that.
Scoot, good analysis and comments on racing at I.D. But you were much too soft in your critique of the venue. The truth is there are so many basic things that need to be changed/improved to provide better service to the trackside customers that would require a full blog page to describe. It all boils down to an obvious lack of skilled management that do not recognize the basic services to increase and hold fans is sorely missing. When it takes 10-15 minutes to get served a draft beer, on a slow night, that's a management proble. I agree with you, the food available is terrible, and often what they do offer runs out half way through the races. As many times as I've been there I don't recall ever seeing a managerhanging out there to help staff, meet customers or to even just watch what goes on. Oh sure the current decision makers would say it's a lack of $$ to make improvements. Horse dung. It doesn't cost any more to serve good food than it does bad, and you can hire friendly, competent bartenders for the same pay as their bad ones. This place has such a golden opportunity to make this a truly enjoyable venue for both serious and casual race fans but there seems to be such a lack of desire for decision makers to make an effort. It's almost as if they want to lose money. Perhaps there are reasons for that? Anyway thanks for prompting some need for change. Perhaps if more people would express there concerns to the right people at I.D. some improvements will eventually be made.
Hey Scott, as you know I can't hold a candle to your knowledge of bloodlines, here's my attempt at a "pertinent' question/comment. I wonder how many if any of the past 8 Derby winners you would have picked as top contenders, 2-3 months before the Derrby, based on their sire? I say it would be one , maybe two at most.
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