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Author Topic: Catch driver/trivia  (Read 1723 times)
PickfourNYC
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« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2012, 11:57:53 PM »

what about the rich amateur guy that drove the winner of the hambletonian and the other billionare from pennsylvania that made all his $$$;s in coal mining ??
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Zoot - I used to feel bad for the "coal miner" everytime he raced at RR since he was always up the track.  I kept saying to myself how is this guy supporting his family in this business, of course not knowing at the time that driving was nothing but a hobby for him.  As it was, I happened to run across a tax case when I was doing some research at a CPA firm I was working at in in the early 80's, and his name jumped off the page.  The Commissioner vs. Courtney Foos Jr.  The money in question was enormous, and suffice it to say, after reading through the case, and realizing how incredibly wealthy Foos Jr. was, I no longer felt sorry for him as a driver.  The man was just doing what he enjoyed, and having the last laugh on everyone.

 
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« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2012, 06:06:07 PM »

I don't know how hard he was laughing. Nobody like to look foolish. And, for about 5 years, he looked foolish every day and often multiple times a day.
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« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2012, 08:20:17 PM »

Courtney Foos Jr.
DOB    12/15/1935
 He drove from 1977 to 1983
 1006 lifetime starts
 147-124-134   $1,023,229
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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 #28 on: October 10, 2012, 08:29:03 PM »

what about the rich amateur guy that drove the winner of the hambletonian and the other billionare from pennsylvania that made all his $$$;s in coal mining ??

is that where the sea parted for him ?
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« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2012, 08:33:07 PM »

is that where the sea parted for him ?

 The sea parted, all that water gushed in a strip-mining began, taking down entire mountains in the process and removing all forms of vegetation and/or plant life.

 Just so a guy could drive a few horses Wink
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Regards Don
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