Mark, I enjoy reading ALL of your post/threads. You are a BIG part of this forum. Without you, I’d not bother to post often, thank you for your presence!! May you enjoy the next three years in good health 👍👍
“Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes.” – The Results and Merits of Tobacco, 1844, Doctor Barnstein
Well, maybe there is one little tid bit to pass on. There's a colt running in the 10th race at Gulfstream today named Code of Honor. He's not much of a secret as he was bet down to 13-1 in the first Kentucky Derby future pool over Thanksgiving weekend. That's pretty crazy in my book as I'd expect 300-1 on any critter to win Derby in November. Damn Internets.
I had him in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile future book at 31-1 but he scratched on race day after spiking a fever. Good on his trainer, Lexington native Shug McGaughey, for not taking the chance. This was only the second time in my betting career it ever happened. The first was 1992 when A.P. Indy scratched the morning of the Kentucky Derby due to a hoof bruise. He went on to win the Belmont, Breeders' Cup Classic and was named Horse of the Year.
Keep an eye on this one for 2019 Kentucky Derby. He appears a little slight of build for my preference now but they grow up fast in their third year and he already has a good racing mind. He'll be one of the favorites for Derby if he can qualify in the Florida Derby and 4-1 is still pretty sweet ROI.
Almost three years now. Just wanted to thank the mods for not kicking my sorry arse out of here when I deserved it and all the members for putting up with my bullshite when they didn't deserve it.
Nothing sage to pass on this morning, just my sincerest thanks to y'all.
Ten, glad to have you. I go through my own arse hole periods and I need to be called out on it often. I would really miss this group of friends and I try to be on my best behavior. I enjoy your posts. You are pretty decent for a yankee. 😉😁🤠
I would rather cut off my arm than live under tyranny!