Though the feature Saturday at Del Mar was the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes, the race that had everyone talking was the third, where stewards took well in excess of 10 minutes to call a race a dead heat. OK, I understand the need to get it right, but we have this fancy new piece of equipment called a computer that can cut things down to a pixel.
Huh? You wanted a print and then what? Did you lay down a ruler across their noses and let your eyes to make the decision?
Hopefully there was a Walgreens or CVS with express Saturday service nearby to take the film to. You know, right next to the Blockbuster with the newspaper honor boxes in front.
Dog tracks with 50 people in attendance make decisions on races way quicker than that, and dogs have tiny cute noses sniffing their way around dimly lighted tracks.
Race tracks across the world do it quicker than in the richest country on the planet. Is it a matter of them not having the right equipment? If that’s the case raise the price of a hot dog or the popular Cuban sandwich by a nickel and it’ll be paid for almost as quick as it took them to make ...