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(AZ Family)   If you run an illegal horse track, be discreet. Don't have a website about it, don't post videos of your races on YouTube, don't hang posters promoting races, and don't hold the races right next to the Interstate   (azfamily.com) divider line 27
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2012-06-13 11:57:52 AM
What's the problem here? They can't sell drugs if they're grooming horses now can they?
 
2012-06-13 12:00:09 PM
The First Rule of Illegal Horse Track Club is you do-not-talk-about Illegal Horse Track Club
 
2012-06-13 12:00:26 PM
If you run an illegal horse track, be discreet. Don't have a website about it, don't post videos of your races on YouTube, don't hang posters promoting races, and don't hold the races right next to the Interstate and pay off the neighbors so they don't complain about noise, dust and traffic.

FTA, it sounds like the authorities didn't giveashiat until the neighbors complained.
 
2012-06-13 12:01:05 PM
It's the betting that is illegal not the actual racing. And probably because the state isn't getting its cut.
 
2012-06-13 12:01:15 PM
I think the issue is the gambling, not the horse racing itself - oh and basically running a business without permit - you don't do that.
 
2012-06-13 12:03:08 PM
It's best to use tiny, tiny horses and midget jockeys, less conspicuous that way
 
2012-06-13 12:03:24 PM
The Arizona Department of Gaming says it has dismantled an illegal horse track near Picacho

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-06-13 12:04:09 PM
PICACHO, Ariz.

media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-06-13 12:04:41 PM
Pretty bossy Subby
 
2012-06-13 12:10:40 PM
 
2012-06-13 12:11:52 PM
what a bunch of you said. not illegal racing but just the betting. and if the race organizers keep their distance from the betting they should be ok. i saw horse racing in TX in the early 70s like this. all the betting was between individuals.
 
2012-06-13 12:20:27 PM
Illegal horse racing?

Awesome, modified horses!
Neon underbellies, their legs cut short so they're lower to the ground, they have nitro attached, unneccesary spoiler and heavy sound systems mounted to their rear ends!
 
2012-06-13 12:23:04 PM
Louisiana has some crazy semi-pro horse racing that takes place in impromptu places. It's a wild farking scene.

Can't find much on it here at work.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_track
 
2012-06-13 12:33:19 PM
Jeeze sounds like some of the edm "event" coordinators here.
 
2012-06-13 12:56:14 PM
FTA: The track had it's own website, distributed posters throughout the area, and was videos of the races were easily found on YouTube.

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2012-06-13 01:01:56 PM
First Olympic Horse Dancing becomes mainstream, then it goes underground.
 
2012-06-13 01:09:50 PM
so horse racing is like teh bath salts
 
2012-06-13 01:41:38 PM
Chewbacca ran one of those; I think it was in the Star Wars Christmas Special. Chewie did everything himself; he trained the entries, took the bets, even sold the concessions through an Einstein Brothers' franchise. It wasn't much. It was so small he ran rabbits instead of horses. And the place was so small he only had two rabbits, "A" and "B". The first one was Chewie's favorite and he used to run it exclusively. After a while the race-goers got tired of seeing the same rabbit running over and over again, so they told the bookie Wookie bagel boy to run bunny B.
 
2012-06-13 01:45:21 PM

MBooda: Chewbacca ran one of those; I think it was in the Star Wars Christmas Special. Chewie did everything himself; he trained the entries, took the bets, even sold the concessions through an Einstein Brothers' franchise. It wasn't much. It was so small he ran rabbits instead of horses. And the place was so small he only had two rabbits, "A" and "B". The first one was Chewie's favorite and he used to run it exclusively. After a while the race-goers got tired of seeing the same rabbit running over and over again, so they told the bookie Wookie bagel boy to run bunny B.


That's a long way for an Andrews Sister reset.
 
2012-06-13 03:03:08 PM
Is there an abandoned racetrack west of Phoenix in the middle of nowhere? I used to see it driving on Interstate 10 years ago. It looked like an odd place for a track but I couldn't figure out what else it could be.
 
2012-06-13 03:11:57 PM
Ha! I thought for a minute there it was Plainridge in Massachusetts - a phony race track that is just a place holder for a future slots parlor.
 
2012-06-13 04:18:09 PM

ArkPanda: Is there an abandoned racetrack west of Phoenix in the middle of nowhere? I used to see it driving on Interstate 10 years ago. It looked like an odd place for a track but I couldn't figure out what else it could be.


I just drove past that a few weeks ago. That's sure what it looks like, but I can't find out anything about it.
 
2012-06-13 05:37:14 PM

Blackbird: Illegal horse racing?

Awesome, modified horses!
Neon underbellies, their legs cut short so they're lower to the ground, they have nitro attached, un-neccesary spoiler and heavy sound systems mounted to their rear ends!


if you put fiberglass horses on a go-kart platform there would be people stupid enough to race them. they'd modify the engines and test different tires. there would be a website and a blog with someone selling mugs and calendars.

somebody would get real good at jumping things with a heavily modified fiberglass horse go-cart, put on exhibitions. someone said the people from Red Bull were interested. big cash, lots of prizes.
 
2012-06-13 06:17:28 PM

micah1701: If you run an illegal horse track, be discreet. Don't have a website about it, don't post videos of your races on YouTube, don't hang posters promoting races, and don't hold the races right next to the Interstate and pay off the neighbors so they don't complain about noise, dust and traffic.

FTA, it sounds like the authorities didn't giveashiat until the neighbors complained.


Well, there are different "authorities".... the local popo, the state police, any other branch of govt, couldn't care less. The people complained, and then the police gave it to the only branch that cared (Arizona Department of Gaming), and they dealt with it. Somehow, it had been going on for awhile without that branch knowing about it (despite all of the stuff online and in print as stated), which means the people working in that branch are not doing much all day I take it.... they don't care about neighbors being bothered, their job is to go after rogue outfits like this.
 
2012-06-13 08:12:51 PM

TravisBickle62: midget jockeys


Department of Redundancy Department would like a word...
 
2012-06-13 09:13:51 PM

Khazar-Khum: ArkPanda: Is there an abandoned racetrack west of Phoenix in the middle of nowhere? I used to see it driving on Interstate 10 years ago. It looked like an odd place for a track but I couldn't figure out what else it could be.

I just drove past that a few weeks ago. That's sure what it looks like, but I can't find out anything about it.


Long story short, it's an old horse track that was open for less than 2 years in the 60s. It's hard to believe it could have ever been profitable; it's in the middle of farking nowhere now, but in 1965 Phoenix was probably 10 times smaller, so driving to that place would have been like going to the dark side of the moon.

Phoenix Trotting Park
 
2012-06-13 11:51:17 PM
Must not have been that obvious... That's like 20 minutes from my house and I never knew about it.
And there's really not crap for neighbors there except the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Farm (not making that up).
 
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