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Author Topic: Pierce waives bye bye to Trond  (Read 4520 times)
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« on: October 06, 2006, 04:02:01 PM »

Was that hilarious or what

Rockin Ronnie tucked his whip..but both lines in his left hand and waived goodbye to Trond as he drove by him

in the stretch of the Trotting race off
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2006, 04:23:24 PM »

You have to love that bit of T.O. type showmanship. I think it adds a lot to the game!

And while we are talking about the game, why not have more heat racing? It really adds spice to racing!

 
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2006, 04:48:07 PM »

That was pretty funny....When I saw him tuck the whip away and start waiving I couldn't stop laughing....He must not like Trond or must have been upset he got beat in the other heat since that doesn't seem like something Pierce would do!
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2006, 04:55:59 PM »

Pierce won plaudits from the crowd when he put the reins in his left hand during the stretch drive and waved good-bye to Queen Serene and Trond Smedshammer as Passionate Glide zoomed past them.


From USTA article
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2006, 05:02:10 PM »

there is a link on the USTA site if you want to see the video.
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2006, 05:04:39 PM »

http://www.ustrotting.com/cyber_circuit/broadcasts/FutFillyRO06.htm
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2006, 05:59:22 PM »

That was awesome. I guess Ronnie has been looking to do that to somone ever since Luc looked at him and shook his head no while driving Red Bow Tie and Pierce was on Tune Town!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2006, 08:30:29 PM »

    The only thing that would have made it better was if Pierce was waving bye-bye to the Maggot!!!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2006, 08:31:54 PM »

  The only thing that would have made it better was if Pierce was waving bye-bye to the Maggot!!!!!!!

I wonder if Morrill will be doing that tomorrow night at Batavia?
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2006, 08:34:53 PM »

Trond didnt bear-out at all, did he?
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2006, 08:58:09 PM »

I wonder if Morrill will be doing that tomorrow night at Batavia?
   
 I sure hope so!!
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2006, 10:03:27 PM »

The race (and the wave) actually made the local sports news commentary on the Lexington TV stations tonight.
It was shown immediately AFTER the Keeneland opening day highlights.
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2006, 10:11:37 PM »

   
 I sure hope so!!
OH HE WOULD IF HE HAD THE CHANCE,KNOWING JIMMY!!
HE HATES HOT SHOT DRIVERS WHO THINK THEY COULD GO ANYWHERE AND DEMAND RESPECT..........JUST LIKE MORGAN DOES...........THIS TIME ON JIMMYS HOME TRACK!!!
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2006, 10:21:10 PM »

Am I the only one that feels that it was completely unnecessary, and very tacky?

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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2006, 10:25:22 PM »

YEP! WE ALL THOUGHT IT WAS A COOL TOUCH.
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2006, 10:26:25 PM »

Am I the only one that feels that it was completely unnecessary, and very tacky?

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Most likely. I feel that Ron got caught up in the moment of beating Queen Serene who had just beaten him a few races earlier. This was his waying of adding insult to injury. Personally, I could careless if Ron did that every time he won because you see this show boating all the time in main stream sports.
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2006, 11:01:13 PM »

FURTHER PROOF TROND IS NOT A PROFESIONAL DRIVER...........ANYBODY WHO GOES 1:25 IN A 2 HORSE FILLY TROT RACE OFF NEEDS THEIR FRIGGIN HEAD EXAMINED!!!!!!!!!!!ANY REASON WHY SEARS WASNT IN THE BIKE FOR THE MONEY?Huh

INSTEAD OF BEING WAVED AT,HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN *** SLAPPED FOR THAT IGNORAMUS LIKE DRIVE!!!................DOPEY FRIGGIN SWEDE!! maroon
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2006, 11:10:46 PM »

Am I the only one that feels that it was completely unnecessary, and very tacky?

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if it happened to someone else, I'd say yes. But after what I saw in the hambo...couldnt happen to a better guy.
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2006, 11:15:02 PM »

Why didn't Trond keep Four Starz Lindy in there? Had he done that, Queen Serene could have gone to the lead and Four Starz Lindy could have come out in the stretch and boxed in Passionate Glide. P Glide boxed in and nowhere to go, you win the Filly Futurity. The fractions were slow enough for that scenario to have been possible.
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2006, 11:16:06 PM »

Why didn't Trond keep Four Starz Lindy in there? Had he done that, Queen Serene could have gone to the lead and Four Starz Lindy could have come out in the stretch and boxed in Passionate Glide. P Glide boxed in and nowhere to go, you win the Filly Futurity. The fractions were slow enough for that scenario to have been possible.

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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2006, 11:18:56 PM »

Why didn't Trond keep Four Starz Lindy in there? Had he done that, Queen Serene could have gone to the lead and Four Starz Lindy could have come out in the stretch and boxed in Passionate Glide. P Glide boxed in and nowhere to go, you win the Filly Futurity. The fractions were slow enough for that scenario to have been possible.
OH!..........I DONT KNOW?.........MAYBE CAUSE TROND SLEDGEHAMMER COULDNT DRIVE A PRIEST TO CHURCH!!!!!?Huh?CLOWN! thumbs down
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« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2006, 11:19:28 PM »

its to bad he didnt give trond the one finger salute as he rolled bye..
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« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2006, 11:22:39 PM »

Ed,

While Ron Pierce was being interviewed after the race in the winner's circle by Sam McKee, the largest gambler at The Red Mile was yelling at Pierce and cursing him from the 2nd floor grandstand.  So you are not the only one who thought it was "classless", as he called it.  It probably should also be noted he had $600 to win on the 1. 
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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2006, 11:23:10 PM »

its to bad he didnt give trond the one finger salute as he rolled bye..

Yeah that would have been much better to see. I wonder how loud the crowd would have gotten if that happened?  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2006, 11:25:09 PM »

There is also a yearling named Smedshammer in the Forest City Yearling Sale.

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« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2006, 11:29:25 PM »

Also, I don't think the crowd getting loud had anything at all to do with Pierce waving at Smedshammer.  They had already began to roar at the top of the lane.  I have been to the last 7 or 8 futurities (filly and colt) and ANY time there is a 3rd heat race off, the crowd always cheers down the stretch and gives a roaring ovation to the winner.  Afterall, it is the winner's 2nd win in 3 races, all in the same day...
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« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2006, 11:57:48 PM »

I am postitive the biggest gambler at the Red Mile was not out yelling at Pierce.
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« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2006, 12:10:47 AM »

I thought it was tacky as well.  If I were Trond I would not be happy, however I think harness racing needs something like this.  Maybe if nothing else it gives Pierce a target on his back.  Could make things more intersting.  Cocky nonetheless.
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« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2006, 12:15:23 AM »

Am I the only one that feels that it was completely unnecessary, and very tacky?

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What about the jockey celebrations, when they're widening in the stretch?
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« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2006, 12:22:32 AM »

yup, shocker you thinks it was bad!!!! dude you need a life, it was funny to watch and you of course have a different oppinion just to be different
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« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2006, 12:34:36 AM »

I am POSITIVE the biggest gambler at The Red Mile was yelling at Pierce.  His name is Billy Woodrum and he sits upstairs inside.  You should come upstairs tomorrow and meet him, he will be glad to talk to you and tell you what he thought about Pierce as well.  And, if for some reason, you don't think he is the biggest gambler at The Red Mile, just go ask the mutuels office.  They willl be more than happy to tell you.  He spent 7,000 in the Pick 6 at Cal last night and bet 40,000+ just at Cal Expo last night.  In the meantime, you can keep betting your "tencentsupers" down on the mat with the rest of your "high rolling friends."     
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« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2006, 12:47:57 AM »

I am POSITIVE the biggest gambler at The Red Mile was yelling at Pierce.  His name is Billy Woodrum and he sits upstairs inside.  You should come upstairs tomorrow and meet him, he will be glad to talk to you and tell you what he thought about Pierce as well.  And, if for some reason, you don't think he is the biggest gambler at The Red Mile, just go ask the mutuels office.  They willl be more than happy to tell you.  He spent 7,000 in the Pick 6 at Cal last night and bet 40,000+ just at Cal Expo last night.  In the meantime, you can keep betting your "tencentsupers" down on the mat with the rest of your "high rolling friends."     

Well you and your buddy Billy can both go suck on a lemon because it was classic and I would shake RP's hand if I had the chance

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« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2006, 01:01:38 AM »

You may have misunderstood me, I don't really care one way or the other.  I was just commenting to EW that Billy thought it was "classless" as well.  I don't really know what would possess him to do that midstretch, but I did laugh when seeing it live. 
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« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2006, 01:43:07 AM »

The guy must have hit easy with a $7000 play. Did you sign for him ? Probably not , I am positive a kentucky educated person still missed it.
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I am POSITIVE the biggest gambler at The Red Mile was yelling at Pierce.  His name is Billy Woodrum and he sits upstairs inside.  You should come upstairs tomorrow and meet him, he will be glad to talk to you and tell you what he thought about Pierce as well.  And, if for some reason, you don't think he is the biggest gambler at The Red Mile, just go ask the mutuels office.  They willl be more than happy to tell you.  He spent 7,000 in the Pick 6 at Cal last night and bet 40,000+ just at Cal Expo last night.  In the meantime, you can keep betting your "tencentsupers" down on the mat with the rest of your "high rolling friends."     

This guy must have inherited tons of money if he is wasting that much money at tiny pools like cal-expo. 40,000 is bigger than any pool they have minus the pick 6. What a ***
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« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2006, 03:41:18 AM »

Ed,

While Ron Pierce was being interviewed after the race in the winner's circle by Sam McKee, the largest gambler at The Red Mile was yelling at Pierce and cursing him from the 2nd floor grandstand.  So you are not the only one who thought it was "classless", as he called it.  It probably should also be noted he had $600 to win on the 1. 

Although I was on the right side, I'll never forget how pissed off I was when Roger Welch made the "5" to the camera last year when he won on Victor's Finesse.  I had made a very healthy bet on him, and -- paying $19 -- I would've blown my top if the horse would've run because he was showboating.

In the end, it was all good though...

Overall, I just don't think it's necessary at all.  I don't care if they trashtalk in other sports.  I think that's crap too...

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« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2006, 03:43:13 AM »

What about the jockey celebrations, when they're widening in the stretch?

I generally don't like those either.  They are out there to RACE.

The only one in reason times that I've liked was when the jock gave Bernardini a pet in the stretch.  IMO, it was more of a "congrats for a good job, horse," and that I can handle.

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« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2006, 03:48:39 AM »

The guy must have hit easy with a $7000 play. Did you sign for him ? Probably not , I am positive a kentucky educated person still missed it.

If you only play ONE ticket, $7k doesn't really get you as far as you think.  Chances are that he had 5 of 6 -- I would hope.

I can completely understand the $7,000 pick 6 ticket, but have no idea how in the heck he bet $33,000 on the rest of the card.  That would be about $2-3k a race, and there's simply nowhere for that to go.

Nevermind the fact that he's costing himself thousands and thousands of dollars playing at the track.  The Red Mile has one of the better "club" programs out there, but it still lacks to any decent rebate shop -- especially if he bets that kind of iron.  Given the fact that he's betting on track -- I have this shocking feeling that he loses.   Sad

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« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2006, 06:21:35 AM »

That was very unlike Ronnie, he's just not that type of guy...
Not sure how well liked Trond is, but he always seems miserable..
It was funny to watch, but I don't think this game, with the public reputation it already has, needs much of this stuff....
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« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2006, 06:57:51 AM »

You may have misunderstood me, I don't really care one way or the other.  I was just commenting to EW that Billy thought it was "classless" as well.  I don't really know what would possess him to do that midstretch, but I did laugh when seeing it live. 

cant billy express his own thoughts or are you here to do it for him...billy dis and billy dat ..who cares what 'billy' thought...
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« Reply #40 on: October 07, 2006, 07:00:12 AM »

I would tend to believe there is more to this then meets the eye and that there is something going on off the track. Personally, unless its a Triple Crown race, one of the million dollar races or some milestone, why the need to show off? Just do what Barry Sanders used to do when he scored a touchdown ... cross the goal line, hand the ball to the ref, walk back to the sideline and act like you had done it before.
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« Reply #41 on: October 07, 2006, 07:05:07 AM »

Am I the only one that feels that it was completely unnecessary, and very tacky?

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Lighten up Ed!   One thing that this sport needs is a little FUN! Grin Grin
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« Reply #42 on: October 07, 2006, 07:11:06 AM »

That was very unlike Ronnie, he's just not that type of guy...
Not sure how well liked Trond is, but he always seems miserable..
It was funny to watch, but I don't think this game, with the public reputation it already has, needs much of this stuff....


Trond had a smile on his face.  Trond would have been a fool to be upset.  Three NICE miles from the fillies.  Someone has to win someone has to lose, but with the way those horses raced yesterday, they all know they are winners. 

The last thing we need is stand offish behavior out of anyone in the sport. thumbs down

  To both Pierce and Trond!
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« Reply #43 on: October 07, 2006, 07:21:42 AM »


Lighten up Ed!   One thing that this sport needs is a little FUN! Grin Grin

There's money on the line, and class is always a positive.  Sorry, but I just don't agree.

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« Reply #44 on: October 07, 2006, 08:40:29 AM »

It was awesome and so funny I just had to watch it again!!!!
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« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2006, 09:52:39 AM »

When I was watching the race I started cracking up because it was a  funny priceless moment.  A two horse race, not a lot of drama, and clearly Pierce did it as a spur of the moment thing.  Good stuff!

As far as Trond, Amy is right.  He was actually smiling when Ron did the "good bye", so even Trond had a sense of humor about it, because it no matter how you slice it...it was funny.

As far as Pierce being a showboat....forget it, not even close to being true.  As a matter of fact he seems uncomfortable when he gets interviewed in the first place, because personally I think he'd rather not do any of that stuff to begin with. 

As I said....good stuff!
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Lighten up Ed! [u
  One thing that this sport needs is a little FUN!

Agree totally, I got a great laugh from watching Pierce's antic. Made me think he really can show some emotion as he is so aloof in interviews
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« Reply #47 on: October 07, 2006, 10:35:53 AM »

As far as Pierce being a showboat....forget it, not even close to being true.  As a matter of fact he seems uncomfortable when he gets interviewed in the first place, because personally I think he'd rather not do any of that stuff to begin with. 

As I said....good stuff!

Ron Pierce has driven horses for us a few times.  He drove a horse for us at Delaware once and the horse was off that day so she didn't get a check. (not his fault)  Since they don't take out driver's money there, we offered to pay Ron for driving.  He said we didn't owe him anything.  "She didn't get any money so you don't need to pay me."  Not many drivers would say that.  He is alright in my book...

I thought the wave was hilarious! One thing for certain...that wave will be remembered for a long time...like it or not.
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« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2006, 10:43:31 AM »

I am POSITIVE the biggest gambler at The Red Mile was yelling at Pierce.  His name is Billy Woodrum and he sits upstairs inside.  You should come upstairs tomorrow and meet him, he will be glad to talk to you and tell you what he thought about Pierce as well.  And, if for some reason, you don't think he is the biggest gambler at The Red Mile, just go ask the mutuels office.  They willl be more than happy to tell you.  He spent 7,000 in the Pick 6 at Cal last night and bet 40,000+ just at Cal Expo last night.  In the meantime, you can keep betting your "tencentsupers" down on the mat with the rest of your "high rolling friends."     
if this guy spent this kind of money, he's definitely got a problem.
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« Reply #49 on: October 07, 2006, 10:53:42 AM »

The guy must have hit easy with a $7000 play. Did you sign for him ? Probably not , I am positive a kentucky educated person still missed it.

No, actually he missed it.  I think he had 5 of 6 multiple times on multiple tickets.  I had 5 of 6 three times as well, but we only put $648 in it.  Really wasn't that hard of a Pick 6 to have, I think everyone was kicking themselves in the @$$ after it was over.  

And yes, it is very hard to imagine what this guy bets unless you are sitting right up there with him.  I saw him hit a tri the other night at Cal for $1860.  No, this is not what it paid, this is how many times he had it.  So, come sweat out your "tencentsupers" upstairs and have a look for yourself.  
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« Reply #50 on: October 07, 2006, 11:02:53 AM »

IT MUST BE THILLING TO GAMBLE THAT KIND OF MONEY, I'M NOT IN THAT LEAGUE. THE MOST I'VE EVER VENTURED WAS 50 TO WIN BUT I WAS PRETTY SURE Grin
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« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2006, 12:12:10 PM »

If the guy could gamble he wouldn't bet an $1800 tri at Cal Expo. Then he probably wouldn't have to cash a big check every night and beg the track to hold them all till he scrounges up the money to cover them.Pros who bet big money have a bankroll they have earned, unlike a check kiting scheme for a sick gambler.Tell your friend to get some help or learn to win.
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« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2006, 12:46:26 PM »

And yes, it is very hard to imagine what this guy bets unless you are sitting right up there with him.  I saw him hit a tri the other night at Cal for $1860.  No, this is not what it paid, this is how many times he had it.  So, come sweat out your "tencentsupers" upstairs and have a look for yourself. 

This is nonsense.  No person hits any tri at Expo for that kind of cash without it paying a ridiculous amount.

And, if he really did have it for that amount -- which simply didn't happen -- he's a complete moron, and I'll tell him that to his face.

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« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2006, 12:57:27 PM »

and I'll tell him that to his face.


Then wave to him as you walk away? Wink
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Then wave to him as you walk away? Wink

You're darn right I will.  I've hit them for $30 there, and completely splashed pools -- that amount is completely wrong.

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« Reply #55 on: October 07, 2006, 01:21:19 PM »

Why didn't Trond keep Four Starz Lindy in there? Had he done that, Queen Serene could have gone to the lead and Four Starz Lindy could have come out in the stretch and boxed in Passionate Glide. P Glide boxed in and nowhere to go, you win the Filly Futurity. The fractions were slow enough for that scenario to have been possible.

Does anyone believe that this scenario would have been possible had Trond kept Four Starz Lindy in the Race-off?
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« Reply #56 on: October 07, 2006, 05:09:08 PM »

If the guy could gamble he wouldn't bet an $1800 tri at Cal Expo. Then he probably wouldn't have to cash a big check every night and beg the track to hold them all till he scrounges up the money to cover them.Pros who bet big money have a bankroll they have earned, unlike a check kiting scheme for a sick gambler.Tell your friend to get some help or learn to win.

Well, mr. tencentsuper, i will give you some credit my friend.  It sounds like you come to The Red Mile from the way you talk.  I was laughing with Billy about this topic earlier, and he said it sounds like you know more about his business than he does.  I feel bad for even making the original quote that "the biggest gambler at the red mile" was yelling at Pierce, because of what it has started.  He also said he is 47, and has never bounced a check.  I am finished being a middle man though, you should just come over and bring your laptop and talk to him yourself.  Maybe I need to rephrase my original statement, IN MY OPINION the biggest gambler at the red mile was yelling at ron pierce.  What is your name? 

Ed, The $1860 tri is absolutely 100% true.  I was sitting directly beside him when the ticket was hit.  He had like a few savers for 200-300, but caught it chalk, chalk, chalk for 1860.  I think it payed like $3.60 for a dollar.  You can check it out... If I am not mistaken the horse's name was something like end of an era, or something like that.  It was only about 2 months ago. 
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