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Author Topic: Who Is Your Favorite Chicago Trainer Named Paraskevas?  (Read 1529 times)
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« on: December 08, 2012, 04:34:57 PM »

a) Paraskevas Brueggemann;

b)  Paraskevas Block;

c)  Paraskevas Catalano; or

d)  Paraskevas Reavis (which rhymes).

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2012, 05:11:13 PM »

Who is your favorite racetrack owner, who's first name is Gennadi?

A-Gennadi Duchossois

B-Gennadi Carey

C-Gennadi Stronach

D-Gennadi NYRA

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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2012, 05:41:41 PM »

 Cheesy

Why, of course, it's Gennadi "Paraskevas"* Johnston.


Hey, as goofy as Dorochenko and his miniscule win percentage are, at least there's some commonality between his (Slavic) names. Paraskevas Papadopoulos, fine.  But Paraskevas MITCHELL?     Cheesy Grin


*Spanish for "El Duque"
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012, 07:01:36 PM »

That would make his father PapaParaskevasPapadopoulos, unless his last name was shortened from Mitchelltriplelindyopolus.
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2012, 07:14:05 PM »

http://www.myspace.com/video/teodor-the-glass-man/zorba-the-greek-last-scene/7392818

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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012, 11:21:53 AM »

Yimmy there are over 100 diners in Brooklyn and Queens. I am sure 1/3 have that name along with George and Nick and Stavros.
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012, 12:04:11 PM »

I put George/Yeorgios slightly ahead of the pack.

Still getting over the death of George from Thomas' on Old Country Road.  Shocker there. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2012, 01:15:46 PM »

I thought Dorochenko was Russian for leather?

Is it
PARASKEVAS MITCHELL OR MITCHELL PARASKEVAS...

JUST like  ALI ALNAZ OR ALNAZ ALI ?  very confusing
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2012, 02:27:38 PM »

Actually, it's Paraskevas "No Neck"* Ali.



*Lithuanian for "El Duque"
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2012, 08:01:38 PM »

Check chart of last race today at Hawthorne.  Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2012, 08:44:12 PM »

Check chart of last race today at Hawthorne.  Cheesy Cheesy

I saw that earlier and this thread was the first thing I thought of
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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2012, 08:47:22 PM »

Well, give my regards to Paraskevas Manley. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2012, 09:27:32 PM »

I saw that earlier and this thread was the first thing I thought of

Ha, same here.

Love the name of the horse.
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« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2012, 09:31:37 PM »

And 3 wins for apprentice Paraskevas Canchari...
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« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2012, 09:39:07 PM »

Well, give my regards to Paraskevas Manley. Smiley

Ha! I've been calling my 6 year old Paraskevas all night and he is p1ssed. He has no idea what it means but he doesn't like it a bit.
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« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2012, 09:42:13 PM »

What about the plucky barn bird Parakeet Manley. Keeps the horses up all night asking for crackers.
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« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2012, 09:46:52 PM »

As long as there's no Paratyphoid Fever around, you're ahead of the game. Have a Camagin and Tonic.  And don't be a Cyberphobe, keep the posts coming.  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2012, 12:31:47 AM »

This has gone right over my head. The only one I know is Paraskevas Mitchell.
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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2012, 12:35:12 AM »

Love the breakfast at Paraskevas Mitchell's  ...best in the city
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2012, 09:14:34 AM »

As long as there's no Paratyphoid Fever around, you're ahead of the game. Have a Camagin and Tonic.  And don't be a Cyberphobe, keep the posts coming.  Wink

Rofl!!!
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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2012, 09:19:07 AM »

And Holy bullhive, that's no bull, Jess!

I haven't turned outlaw yet.  BUT IT'S TEMPTING.

I like Manley... his horses seem to run to a fairly predictable pattern, and his average mutuel at Haw and (AP) over the last few months has been up near 20 bucks. They should all be like that.
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« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2012, 09:44:31 AM »

And Holy bullhive, that's no bull, Jess!

I haven't turned outlaw yet.  BUT IT'S TEMPTING.

I like Manley... his horses seem to run to a fairly predictable pattern, and his average mutuel at Haw and (AP) over the last few months has been up near 20 bucks. They should all be like that.

He takes good care of the horses and I think as he gets more engrained in the Chicago circuit he will continue to have better results. I could be wrong but I don't think he really focused on Chicago this much until a couple years ago.
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« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2012, 09:53:55 AM »

How far is Fairmount?  I'm in NY, and for years, I swear, I thought it was in Missouri when it was a harness track.
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« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2012, 10:28:59 AM »

How far is Fairmount?  I'm in NY, and for years, I swear, I thought it was in Missouri when it was a harness track.

It is very close to St.Louis. When I stayed in downtown STL, it took me 20 mins to get there. I think its called East St. Louis. Funny story: when I went to that area on business I said to some people I was with that I was going to see some family I knew (I dont like to tell work people I was going to the track). When I told them I was going to "East St. Louis" they just looked at me and said "wow...you have family there???"....I never realized its not the greatest part of town laughing guy laughing guy laughing guy laughing guy
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« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2012, 10:31:43 AM »

I think that's an early scene in the first Natuional Lampoon "Vacation" movie... Chevy drives Beverly D'Angelo and his kids in there by mistake.  Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2012, 10:43:00 AM »

I think that's an early scene in the first Natuional Lampoon "Vacation" movie... Chevy drives Beverly D'Angelo and his kids in there by mistake.  Cheesy

YES EXACTLY!!!!!
I will say this, although not the nicest part of town, I loved going to Fairmount Park Racetrack, especially for the Saturday night races. Met tons of really nice people and horseman while I was there. I hope to do it again someday. beer beer
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« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2012, 10:46:51 AM »

I used to LOVE the simulcasts when they had harness... what an amazing place.  Fractions would go 29, 31, 30... and 26:4.  Once saw old Simcoe Hanover racing against one of his own sons in some race there.  But the lighting was terrible and the head-on stretch shot was a shrugger, you couldn't see shit.  Ted Simmons' brother seemed to win all the conditioned races. 
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« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2012, 11:47:46 AM »

LOL Fairmount is actually in Collinsville IL. which is kinda like Northbrook or some other such rich part of Chicago compared to East  Saint Louis proper. I love going to Fairmount, everything about it! It's dirty, grimy, rough around the edges. You gotta hang out on the grandstand side, outside, along the rail. Screw the "stuffy" clubhouse side. There is an outdoor beer vendor right when you go in the gates along side of the clubhouse who has an amazing set of "eyes" LOL. Her Dr. is like Michelangelo!!! On a hot day the line is so long at her stand you almost have to just get your beer and then go back to the end of the line and start over!! Whatever they cost, they have paid for themselves a thousand time over.   beer
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« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2012, 11:57:54 AM »

How far is Fairmount?  I'm in NY, and for years, I swear, I thought it was in Missouri when it was a harness track.

Fairmount is 9 miles from downtown St Louis, in Collinsville Illinos. It's very close to east st Louis which is also in Illinois and yea, it is the worst place in America to get stuck. Fairmount has been a much better track for the animals since they got rid of harness. Horses used to break down all the time when the harness surface was under the dirt. Plus now they allow trainers to keep tbreds there year round. It's not much to look at...but it's my home track ad I love it.

Oh...and thoroughbred gave a very accurate summary of the "atmosphere".
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« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2012, 01:11:06 PM »

LOL, I grew up blocks from Yonkers Raceway, so I know "seedy"... spent many many hours on the backstretch there.  WHOOOEEEE.
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« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2012, 07:51:37 PM »

As long as there's no Paratyphoid Fever around, you're ahead of the game. Have a Camagin and Tonic.  And don't be a Cyberphobe, keep the posts coming.  Wink

Tried entering Camagin for Thursday but we didn't have a Nikaluk in getting the race to fill.

(how did I do?)
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« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2012, 09:14:36 PM »

LOL, I didn't even know that one.

Word is that Paraskevas Yanez is afraid you may claim another one of his horses. Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2012, 10:04:24 PM »

LOL, I didn't even know that one.

Word is that Paraskevas Yanez is afraid you may claim another one of his horses. Smiley


Haha! I almost did but the virus has me scared to claim anything. Waiting for the spring. Then look out Paraskevas Yanez, Paraskeves Reavis, and all the Paraskeves's... Or is it paraskevi?
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« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2012, 10:18:56 PM »

LOL... my family had a Greek waitress tonight; I should've asked her.
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« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2012, 11:04:54 PM »

LOL... my family had a Greek waitress tonight; I should've asked her.

Nothing says greek like the last name Mitchell. In fact on Full house uncle Jesse should have been Jesse Mitchell instead of Kotsopolous.
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« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2012, 12:06:35 AM »

Yeah, that Olympia Mitchell was terrific in Moonstruck, never mind that her cousin Mike Mitchell only carried Berkeley and Brookline in the '88 election. Wink
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« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2012, 02:33:19 AM »

Yeah, that Olympia Mitchell was terrific in Moonstruck, never mind that her cousin Mike Mitchell only carried Berkeley and Brookline in the '88 election. Wink

I'm not sure how funny this will be tomorrow but after a night of boozing its hilarious!
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« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2012, 10:36:16 AM »

It's painful to me... my wife loves that movie, and I've had to suffer through it about 7 times.  Paraskevas Gardenia was good in it, though.  Wink
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