I am a former owner. I don't post a lot, but I read a lot of the posts. What I would like to know, are the credentials of the bashers. Are you fans of the sport, owners, trainers, drivers, etc. or just ball-busters who like to tick people off? Please reply or I will assume you're the latter.
Hello Big Daddy!
I've been following the harness game since the mid 70's.
Became a semi-serious handicapper.
Owned numerous horses in partnership from early 80' to early 90's.
Dealt with a couple different trainers.
Got married, concentrate now on my business and family.
Still follow the game closely.
Play every weekend, but not for nearly as much as the old days.
Came here to talk harness racing.
I did that and was immediately attacked by ***.
I was taught never to back down for what was right.
Unfortunately this thing has escalated to the stratosphere and has bored this forum to death.
I've been physically threatened on the forum as well as through personal messages.
I am berated constantly by ***.
I've been called a drug dealer,I'm identified as Tom Wendt, an insurance man with questionable ethics,on and on.
None of which is true.
All because I have an opinion.
I had lunch with some long time harness friends yesterday and this topic came up.
One compared *** to Bill Clinton.
Bill Clinton will be remembered for being impeached.No matter what he may have accomplished.
*** is remembered for his lack of integrity. No matter what he may have accomplished so long ago.
That's what people think of first when his name comes up.
That's not my fault.
I know this bores all the good horsemen and handicapping fans out there.
More of them need to stand up.
We should be talking about saving the sport in Illinois.
We should be talking about our enjoyment of the game.
(*** derails these important threads.)
Not this web of lies and racial insults thrown out by ***.
The two posters I enjoy reading the most are EW and NJHorseman.
In the last 24 hours *** has attacked them both.
They can defend themselves.
I find it disgusting.
Yesterday he sent a profanity laced tirade to our moderator.
When is enough enough?
He should leave or not be allowed in.
I am not going anywhere!
I hope that answers your question.