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MVT
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« on: October 29, 2010, 02:56:50 PM »

Post your best Balmoral Park memories here.
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 05:42:30 PM »

EVERYTIME I BEAT ***
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2010, 07:37:51 PM »

Many years ago,on an extremely cold
night,persons unknown stole about 200 tires,during the races.There were about 50 tire-less cars sitting on cement blocks after the races. Talk about a brutal night at the track.Forunately,mine was still on rubber! 
 
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010, 08:46:48 PM »

Many years ago,on an extremely cold
night,persons unknown stole about 200 tires,during the races.There were about 50 tire-less cars sitting on cement blocks after the races. Talk about a brutal night at the track.Forunately,mine was still on rubber! 
 
Surprised that happened out there.  Now Maywood well would expect that.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2010, 08:36:53 AM »

Were they harmer tires & wheels HuhHuhHuhHuh??  laughing guy laughing guy laughing guy laughing guy laughing guy
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2010, 08:54:55 AM »

HARMER GREAT HORSEMAN
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2010, 08:01:26 PM »

Too many to think of just one....
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Then i got rich... then i got poor again havent changed since !!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2010, 07:59:18 AM »

Sunday afternoon racing
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2010, 08:03:20 AM »

Splitting the whole superfecta with friend for $1.00 $26000.00 6th race super Trent Stohler winner with bombs underneath!!! dollar mucker
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Then i got rich... then i got poor again havent changed since !!!
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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2010, 09:52:22 AM »

The early races on the mile track and the switch to the 5/8 when it got dark.
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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2010, 10:09:10 AM »

I was at Balmoral about 39/40 years ago.

I had inside information.

I had a horse that couldn't lose.

I bet $ 75.00  on the race.

Now I was making $ 200.00 a week or equivalent to $ 175.00 take home pay.

This $ 75.00 was a lot of money for me.

Now I thought I was in on the fix.

Here's what happened.

The horse ran 5th.  Apparently the other four horses in front of us were not involved in on the fix.

In summary, I was fed so much baloney and crap and I was gullable, but I sucked it down hook, line and sinker.

How I did explain this to my young wife with a baby at home in our third floor walk up apartment in Chicago's north side.

That was the longest ride home I ever took in my life.

I swore off the horses, until next week.


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It's a Wonderful Life, let's live every moment like its your last.
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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2010, 06:39:30 PM »

I was at Balmoral about 39/40 years ago.

I had inside information.

I had a horse that couldn't lose.

I bet $ 75.00  on the race.

Now I was making $ 200.00 a week or equivalent to $ 175.00 take home pay.

This $ 75.00 was a lot of money for me.

Now I thought I was in on the fix.

Here's what happened.

The horse ran 5th.  Apparently the other four horses in front of us were not involved in on the fix.

In summary, I was fed so much baloney and crap and I was gullable, but I sucked it down hook, line and sinker.

How I did explain this to my young wife with a baby at home in our third floor walk up apartment in Chicago's north side.

That was the longest ride home I ever took in my life.

I swore off the horses, until next week.


Kenneth

I have a simular story......my story though ended a lot worse.........I bet everything I had on a "sure thing" at balmoral and Ron Marsh and Dave maxwell must not of got the news flash


I turned around and bet what I lost on the cubs -260 ......yada yada yada maddux picthes a gem but the cubs cant score and I owe the book


I ate alot of mac and cheese that month
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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2010, 11:18:17 PM »

Night out with Lenny Cobb
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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2010, 11:28:00 PM »

Winning an IL.Bred stake race and then selling the colt for enough $$$ to fill a big garage with new pickup trucks.
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I am just an old "Hoss" trainer, that has been raced hard and put away wet. 
As my Friend from Maine(Ora Stratton) says "There are horse trainers, and then there are real "Hoss" trainers.
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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2010, 11:33:59 PM »



     The day Joe Anderson and Ken Rucker were caught and folded up shop thumbs up
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     The day Joe Anderson and Ken Rucker were caught and folded up shop thumbs up
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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2010, 09:40:53 AM »

Taking down half the tri pools on back to back nites
This was 28 years ago--hence my nickname

Night One I keyed LINDAS NIGHTIME with Lanny Merriman
driving for Doug Hamilton --

Nite Two  Keyed Joans Maid and Mike Schulfer Mark Hipsher
ran second at 225/1. No one hit it straight, 4 box tix in which
I had two of them
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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2010, 10:32:24 AM »

Taking down half the tri pools on back to back nites
This was 28 years ago--hence my nickname

Night One I keyed LINDAS NIGHTIME with Lanny Merriman
driving for Doug Hamilton --

Nite Two  Keyed Joans Maid and Mike Schulfer Mark Hipsher
ran second at 225/1. No one hit it straight, 4 box tix in which
I had two of them

You are a great handicapper and the true king of balmoral! geezer
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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2010, 11:05:42 AM »

You are a great handicapper and the true king of balmoral! geezer
Glad to see that the MVT definition of a great handicapper is a major score 28 years ago.  laughing guy laughing guy laughing guy
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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2010, 08:16:45 AM »

 The 5/8 bull ring was such a nice track.
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« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2010, 04:22:08 PM »

George Barrett getting dumped by his horse and the horse returned to its stall .
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« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2010, 10:26:34 AM »

EVERYTIME I BEAT ***
Someone is bitter dontcha think?
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« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2010, 02:58:13 PM »

Childewood , George wasn't hurt at all and was walking on the track while horse ran threw open gate and into his stall . I think it happened twice and by no means would i want any driver hurt ....
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« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2010, 03:19:48 PM »

Childewood , George wasn't hurt at all and was walking on the track while horse ran threw open gate and into his stall . I think it happened twice and by no means would i want any driver hurt ....
FN, my comment was not directed at you.
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« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2010, 07:07:59 PM »

The farewell tour for Willie Shoemaker.All the top jocks were there.Shoe,Pincay,Krone,Bailey,Velasquez etc.
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