I’m planning on
revamping the schedule for '09, and hopefully adding more races.
So…what in the current
schedule needs changing, and what do we need more of overall?
notes:2yos will not race until April3yos
will not race beyond 9.5f until after the Derby (flat)[*]3yo+ SC races will
be limited until May/June[*]There will hopefully
be 2 sets of 25 races per week (50 races total)
I think those are
the main guidelines, at least the ones I can think of right now.
Please suggest. I
can’t think of an easy/quick way to really balance the schedule as I’m creating it (other
than my trying to do it as I go, which obviously had some issues this year, from what I can
tell so far), so I’m relying on you guys to suggest alternate schedule options.
hmmm…well i didn’t really
notice anything big this year. I just noticed a few times that some days schedules would be
mainly fillies races and some would be mainly colt races. Maybe on the same days try to have
filly and colt races around the same distance. And maybe a few more turf races earlier in
the year. But that is all pety stuff. I didn’t recongize any thing else.
Well I have a list of
suggestions that I made incase this thread ever came up, but sadly, they have been moved to
the new house and guess where I am??? The old house. LOL. So just as soon as my list,
computer and I get together again, I will type it all out.
Just so you (and I) have a
written record of this…
Gradually phase the maiden races into lower level
claimers/allowances throughout the year… going to be hard to find many 4yo+ Maiden F/M in
Have more higher priced claimers (25-30k ish)
Have more open
Really did a good job for having to do it like you did and would have been
absolutely fine had I gotten workouts done this summer like I was supposed to so the poor
horsies didn’t have to race every 2 weeks… Whoops
I didn’t have any major
Maybe there was a lack of stakes races for F&M on SC in the first 1/2 of the
year, then once 2YO stakes pooped up they seemed to be all dirt ones mostly.
But yeah, I
can live and 2008 has been the best year ever!