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Sat Jul 24, 2021, 08:24 PM

Dedicated to twogunsid!



There are those of us who love what you do!

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Reply Dedicated to twogunsid! (Original post)
Tomconroy Jul 2021 OP
twogunsid Jul 2021 #1
Tomconroy Jul 2021 #2
brush Jul 2021 #3
Tomconroy Jul 2021 #4
Tomconroy Jul 2021 #5

Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 08:41 PM

1. Thank you. I love this game and I hope...

...others will take an interest, too. Thank you for your kindness.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 08:52 PM

2. Horse racing was the most popular sport

In America in the 1960s. Obviously a lot of other gambling outlets came along. But I think too we've just lost touch with these wonderful animals who used to play a central part in our lives.
The first horse race I ever went to was a Belmont Stakes race in the mid 1980s. I've never heard anything like the roar of the crowd when the horses broke from the gate. I've been to a lot of races since.
The racing game has its problems, but for thousands of years horses have loved to run against each other. It's a beautiful sport.
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Response to Tomconroy (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 09:03 PM

3. Baseball was still the most popular sport in the '60s, with pro football...

starting to come on. Boxing and college football were also popular but baseball was still king.

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 09:09 PM

4. I could be wrong but there were a lot of

Racetracks that ran programs every day and a lot of people attended. I'll try to research it tomorrow.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 10:57 PM

5. I've tried to look it up.

I think the issue gets confused with in person attendance as opposed to tv audience. For what it's worth I found this source which claims, if you read far enough, that horse racing in person attendance was greater than baseball into the 1970s

https://www.encyclopedia.com/sports-and-everyday-life/sports/sports/horse-racing

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