Sunday, August 02, 2009
Rachel Alexandra-A clear Picture
NYRA is ever so gradually replacing the simulcast TV sets at Saratoga with Flat Screen TVs, but plenty of the old TV sets with horrible reception can be found throughout the clubhouse and grandstand area. The set showing the Monmouth Park simulcast closest to my seats in Section L (photo above) showed a grainy, fuzzy feed-kinda like when you watched TV with the old antenna connection at your grandmothers house.
Rather than going on a hunting expedition through the Spa grounds for a clear TV feed to see Rachel Alexandra run in the Haskell, I listened to my inner voice to bail on the situation and sped home, where a Flat screen TV with a clear feed of Monmouth awaited me.