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Royal Ascot and Royal Delta
By Dan Illman
*FRANKEL, arguably the world's best racehorse and undoubtedly a superstar, gave an all-world performance in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes going a mile at Royal Ascot earlier Tuesday. The undefeated son of Galileo, now 11 for 11 in his amazing career, nestled in behind his pacesetter, BULLET TRAIN, while racing in between horses for the first three furlongs before edging out and delivering his patented burst of speed. In a matter of strides, the race was over. Frankel scored by 11 lengths with the hard-luck EXCELEBRATION, now beaten five times by the champion, a distant and non-threatening second.
Frankel's trainer, Sir Henry Cecil, firmly believes that Frankel, who has yet to race at distances longer than a mile, will stay a 10-furlong trip. Racing fans here in the United States are unlikely to see Frankel in person, however, as Cecil's major goals this season are historic Group 1 races in Europe.
WROTE, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf last season, could only muster a fourteenth-place finish after setting the pace at 33-1 odds in the Group 1 St. James's Palace Stakes. Favored POWER, winner of the Irish 2,000 Guineas in his previous start, had traffic trouble as the beaten favorite. The race belonged to MOST IMPROVED, a maiden winner that finished fourteenth in his seasonal debut in the French Derby after losing both front shoes. It is doubtful that any of these 3-year-old milers will threaten Frankel at that trip later this season.
The European sprinters take turns beating one another and punters looking for a stranger were rewarded when Hong Kong's Group 2 winner Little Bridge pulled off the 12-1 upset. ORTENSIA, the winner of the Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup evening, finished ninth as the co-favorite.
The main event on Wednesday's card at Royal Ascot is the Group 1 Prince of Wales's Stakes at 1 1/4 miles. The American hopeful, BIG BLUE KITTEN is currently listed as a 66-1 chance for trainer Chad Brown. In his most recent start, Big Blue Kitten finished second to Wise Dan in the Ben Ali Stakes over the Keeneland polytrack. He'll likely have to run the race of his life to upend the globe-trotting SO YOU THINK, a nine-time Group 1 winner and logical betting favorite.
Thursday's Group 1 is the Gold Cup for stayers at 20 furlongs. Defending champion FAME AND GLORY heads the field for O'Brien. Fillies take center stage in Friday's Coronation Stakes, but the eyes of the racing world will be firmly fixated on BLACK CAVIAR as the Australian flash, 21 for 21 in her career, starts in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at six furlongs.
*ROYAL DELTA, winner of the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic in 2011, made it back to the winner's circle in style in the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs. Last year's champion 3-year-old filly, Royal Delta tracked the leaders before taking command with a sweeping move on the far turn. Racing the final two furlongs under virtually no urging by Mike Smith, Royal Delta won by eight lengths and received a 110 Beyer.
"She’s just a monster," Smith told Churchill Downs publicity. "I could have ridden her backwards today and she still would have won."
The vastly underrated RON THE GREEK, winner of the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap earlier this year, rallied furiously in the stretch to nip a dead-game WISE DAN in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster. Trained by Bill Mott, who also sent out Royal Delta to her win, Ron the Greek may now be freshened with the Jockey Club Gold Cup a logical prep for the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita.
"He seems like he's an improving horse and you'd have to say he's one of the top handicap horses in the country," Mott told track publicity after the Foster.
Wise Dan has nothing to be ashamed of as he chased a solid pace set by NATE'S MINESHAFT and eventually wore that one down only to be pipped on the wire. Jockey John Velazquez didn't think Wise Dan saw Ron the Greek coming up the rail and that may have made the difference. Wise Dan will likely head to Saratoga for races like the Whitney and Woodward.
*If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. LOVE THEWAY YOUARE had lost 11 stakes races in a row before last Saturday's Vanity Handicap, but owner-trainer Myung Kwon Cho kept the faith. He was rewarded with an upset win as favored INCLUDE ME OUT seemed to hit the wall inside the final furlong.
Here are the top 25 WINNING Beyer Speed Figures from last week's races (6/11/12 - 6/17/12):
1. ROYAL DELTA - 110 - Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2) - 1 1/8 Miles - Churchill
2. NECK 'N NECK - 102 - Matt Winn Stakes (G3) - 1 1/16 Miles - Churchill
2. TURBULENT DESCENT - 102 - Desert Stormer Handicap - 6 Furlongs (Cushion Track) - Betfair Hollywood
4. PEB HUGHES - 100 - OC 16k/N1X -N - 6 1/2 Furlongs - Calder
4. RON THE GREEK - 100 - Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) - 1 1/8 Miles - Churchill
6. BEN'S CAT - 98 - Parx Dash Handicap - 5 Furlongs (Turf) - Parx
6. MASTER CHEF - 98 - Clm c-(20-18) - 6 Furlongs (Cushion Track) - Betfair Hollywood
8. CAPT. BULLET BOB - 97 - White Oak Handicap - 6 Furlongs (Polytrack) - Arlington
8. HARDSHELL - 97 - OC 10k/N1X -N - 5 1/2 Furlongs - Finger Lakes
8. LOVE THEWAY YOUARE - 97 - Vanity Handicap (G1) - 1 1/8 Miles (Cushion Track) - Betfair Hollywood
8. R KING OF THE ROAD - 97 - OC 50k/N2X -N - 7 Furlongs - Belmont
12. I'LL SHOW THEM - 96 - Shot Of Gold Stakes - 6 Furlongs - Canterbury
12. KEY DECISION (Arg.) - 96 - OC 62k/N2X -N - 1 Mile (Turf) - Betfair Hollywood
12. LOVE AND PRIDE - 96 - Obeah Stakes (G3) - 1 1/8 Miles - Delaware
15. ABDEL'S GHOST - 95 - OC 25k/N2X -N - 6 1/2 Furlongs - Calder
16. ASSOCIATE - 94 - OC 25k/N1X -N - 6 1/2 Furlongs - Belmont
16. SHRUG - 94 - OC 62k/N2X -N - 6 1/2 Furlongs (Cushion Track) - Betfair Hollywood
16. SILVER MAX - 94 - Oliver Stakes - 1 Mile (Turf) - Indiana
19. CARDIFFBYTHESEA - 93 - Alw 32580N1X - 6 Furlongs (Tapeta) - Golden Gate
19. JOHANNESBURG SMILE - 93 - Lemon Drop Kid Stakes - 1 Mile - Belmont
19. MIDNIGHT MEDIC - 93 - Alw 40795N1X - 5 1/2 Furlongs (Tapeta) - Presque Isle Downs
19. THIRD CHANCE - 93 - Isaac Murphy Handicap - 6 Furlongs (Polytrack) - Arlington
19. TIZ RISING - 93 - OC 25k/N1Y - 5 Furlongs - Lone Star
19. UNBRIDLED'S NOTE - 93 - OC 75k/N1X -N - 7 Furlongs - Churchill
25. HOMERUN BERTI - 92 - OC c-50k/N2X - 5 Furlongs (Turf) - Churchill
25. INSPIRED - 92 - Fort Monmouth Stakes - 5 1/2 Furlongs (Turf) - Monmouth
25. MAUI MARK - 92 - Hcp 20000s - 6 Furlongs - Belmont
25. TURBO COMPRESSOR - 92 - Colonial Turf Cup - 1 3/16 Miles (Turf) - Colonial
*ROYAL DELTA'S lifetime past performances are available at the bottom of this blog post.
*MASTER CHEF was claimed for $20,000 by trainer Mark Glatt from trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.
*HOMERUN BERTI was claimed for $50,000 by trainer Joe Woodard from trainer Michael Maker.
NOTABLES ON THE WORKTAB (6/11/12 - 6/17/12):
*ATLANTIC HURRICANE (poor blood tests) - 5F - 1:02.00B - Woodbine - June 13
*BANNER BILL (sick) - 3F - 36.70B - Belmont - June 16
*BEAR IT'S TIME (undisclosed) - 4F - 49.80B - Woodbine (training) - June 14
*BOURBON BAY (unspecified setback) - 6F - 1:16.80 (turf, dogs) - Betfair Hollywood - June 17
*CASUAL TRICK (breathing problems) - 4F - 48.73 - Saratoga (training) - June 12
*CELTIC PRINCESS (splint bone foreleg, surgery) - 7F - 1:26.80H - June 16
*ERIN ROSE (sore) - 3F - 35.64B - Belmont - June 16
*EXCAPER (EPM) - 5F - 58.80H - Woodbine (turf training) - June 17
*FORMAGGIO (cut right hind heel) - 4F - 49.60B - Churchill - June 17
*HANSEN (low blood count) - 5F - 1:00.60B - Churchill Training - June 16
*HOME SWEET ASPEN (displaced palate) - 4F - 48.20H - Betfair Hollywood - June 15
*IN LINGERIE (cut right front leg) - 4F - 49.76B - Belmont - June 17
*JOHN JOHNY JAK (colic surgery) - 6F - 1:13.00H - Betfair Hollywood - June 16
*JUNEBUGRED (bone chip left front ankle, surgery) - 3F - 39.00B - Monmouth - June 17
*MY MISS AURELIA (shin) - 3F - 39.20 - Churchill - June 15
*OPEN WATER (bone crack shin) - 6F - 1:13.80H - Santa Anita - June 15
*POOL PLAY (torn tendon) - 5F - 1:01.20B - Woodbine - June 15
*RAVALO (quarter crack, bruised foot) - 5F - 1:02.60BG - Laurel - June 11
*RULE (bruised left hind foot) - 5F - 1:01.97B - Belmont - June 17
*RULER ON ICE (sore) - 4F - 49.60B - Monmouth - June 17
*STARS TO SHINE (condylar fracture) - 5F - 1:01.40B - Woodbine (training) - June 17
*STEPHANOATSEE (chipped pastern right foreleg, surgery) - 4F - 51.20 - Fair Hill (all weather training) - June 14
*TAHITIAN WARRIOR (sore hind foot) - 5F - 1:02.60B - Belmont - June 16
Please check out the latest video production from Jessica Pacheco, Racing Analyst at Arlington Park. It's Part 4 of the "Behind the Silks" video series following jockey Tim Thornton through his ups and downs at this year's Arlington meet.
In this week's episode, get to know a more personal side of Tim, as he talks both about his Father and being a Father himself. Tim then takes you through Brothers Nicholas's most recent win - up close and personal - with some help from the Helmet Camera.
Request: Would you please list the past Kentucky Derby winners and their points (where applicable) based on the new proposed point system?
Let's go back 20 years.
2012: I'll Have Another - 110 points
2011: Animal Kingdom - 50 points
2010: Super Saver - 61 points
2009: Mine That Bird - 15 points
2008: Big Brown - 100 points
2007: Street Sense - 102 points
2006: Barbaro - 110 points
2005: Giacomo - 36 points
2004: Smarty Jones - 160 points
2003: Funny Cide - 80 points
2002: War Emblem - 0 points
2001: Monarchos - 140 points
2000: Fusaichi Pegasus - 150 points
1999: Charismatic - 34 points
1998: Real Quiet - 72 points
1997: Silver Charm - 60 points
1996: Grindstone - 140 points
1995: Thunder Gulch - 174 points
1994: Go for Gin - 80 points
1993: Sea Hero - 20 points
Dan I like mission impazible in the SF @ CD. Needed last has 2 good 2nds at CD including last years SF. Dan, this is Fri GGF Marc & can I get pp's for this horse pair of aces? Thanks & come back to GGF next year.
Marc, good to hear from you. Say hello to the guys at the track.
Pair of Aces' past performances are available at the bottom of this blog entry.
Congrats to MJTetzlaff for finishing first in last week's HandiGambling exercise.
Penn National Rick's results spreadsheet is available at the bottom of this blog post.
Let's go with Friday's eighth race at Belmont for this week's event.
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PAST PERFORMANCES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS BLOG POST.
Remember that you have a mythical $100 with which to wager on the race, and the entrant with the highest money total will receive a "Monthly Enhanced 60-Card Past Performance Plan."
Anyone going over the $100 limit will be disqualified.
Please post your plays and analysis to the blog.
PLEASE GIVE YOUR NAME OR BLOG MONIKER AT THE END OF THE HG PLAY AND/OR ANALYSIS.
Please separate the play from the analysis and label the play "HG" with the program numbers (instead of the horse's name) for easier scoring.
In the event of a tie, the earliest post gets first preference. One entry per person please.
I reserve the right to approve or deny any entries.
I know that there is a time issue for some of you, but let's remember why we began the HandiGambling races in the first place. The goal was to share ideas on why we like these horses, and why we're betting them the way we are. I'm not asking for a novel, but if you could spare a sentence or two outlining your handicapping angles, and thought processes about wagering, it would be appreciated.
Best of luck to all.
I'll be back next week.
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BSB, Thanks for clarifying 'the mountain'. To me, the phrase means a different location in different parts of the world. I have my own special 'the mountain'. knm
Ron, Agreed on all (most?) counts. I am not advocating the reply button, I'm only saying if you like it, I don't care what you do. I read all the posts anyways. It does, however, make the conversation more disjointed (something I, having grown up with these often inefficient media, likely have less of a problem with than one who didn't). Nonetheless, I'd rather read it without the reply button. If you have a little quip (Keith), or a joke (Keith), or a one-sentence comment on something, that seems alright; but if you have a new thought or anything substantial to write, I'd rather see it as a new post. All I'm really trying to say is that I advocate 1) everyone's personal choice and 2) anything that will allow intelligent conversation. I don't think the reply button is necessarily the issue with that, however: I think it's simply the lack of contributors. While I understand that there is a definite correlation between the format change and the reply button, I also seemed to see a lot of folks saying that they didn't feel comfortable having to register with a website, that we have these silly icons and such. I guess I preferred the degree of anonymity we had before, but I don't think any of the folks who left either due to or convergent with the format change can really use that or the reply button as a legitimate excuse. But, again, everyone is free to choose. To me, though, it's kind of a weak reason to leave - although I'm only being selfish, I guess. I'd rather have the wisdom of more seasoned handicappers, since playing the game a long time is the only way to really know it. It won't be the only thing I've had to learn on my own, which I'm completely fine with. I just miss the quality and quantity of discussion which used to exist here and don't see the new format as a legitimate preclusion to it. This is the best forum I've found on the internet to discuss racing with intelligent, polite people. I doubt those who've left have found a better (electronic) place. I'm sure some, if not all, still read on occasion. Only we can preclude intelligent discussion by choosing to. I choose to advance it. But I have no other outlet for good racing talk. I'm with you on Night School. Joe is a great guy who works very hard for the industry and has a real desire to teach. He does face-to-face work at Arlington which is certainly more effective than a webchat. I think Night School is a good thing, though, and I do participate, but there are too many people who frequent the chats just to give their picks and to show off. Those types are just pervasive in the game, though, and I don't see them going anywhere. As with the reply button, can't let annoyances ruin a good thing. But, again, I am in a position of needing and wanting more knowledge than are older, better handicappers who probably have friend their own age with whom they can discuss, &c. In summation: the reply button is annoying. It has a narrow use, but should not be used often, ideally ever, unless one happens to really like it. Then go for it. There are always annoyances with technology, but we handicappers are a resourceful bunch. Glad to have ya back, Ron. I hoped that post would get at least one person out of the woodwork. And I stand by what I said: I have great respect for the learned contributors who have given a great deal of their time to this blog over the years. If you're done, you're done. I respect your decision. But don't use the format as an excuse. The reply button hinders discussion, but it doesn't prevent it. What prevents it is having no one to engage with. I'm grateful for all the good folks who've stuck around in spite of it, but I'm a little disappointed in those who have chosen to use it as a reason not to post anymore. Although they probably have real people around they can talk handicapping with. I only have real people I can talk handicapping AT. Ah, well, I was born too late...
Bernard Downes Thank you for your reply about the Olympics and London. . I know I'll be watching whatever TV coverage we get. I vaugly remember them when they were here in Los Angeles...and the worries concerning traffic, and congestion..But they went off pretty well. I hope London and the surrounding areas fair as well. SR Vegas .
Wednesday spot plays; Belmont back on the board... Looks like my Rosie has some great chances today... Late Pick 4 plays on 50 cent tickets: Race #6 #2 Shane Roars // All // #2 Shanghai Bobby // All. All // #5 Rover // #2 Shanghai Bobby // All All // All // #2 Shanghai Bobby // #10 The Kid In Me Play each ticket 5 x ' s Play all 4 of Rosie's mounts in race 6,7,8,9 $200 Win / Place She is ready to have a big day...In race #8, the top pick will be #2 Shanghai Bobby... This youngster can only improve with second time lasix and with the trainer / jockey figures, I hope that this one will not be bet down to 3/5...just looking for the other longshot that Rosie will bring home in one of the other races... Best of luck today to all!!! Annie Great to see you back on board!!! Stay cool with those hot temps in the midwest!!!! Dan, hope all is well...You must be gearing up for Saratoga.... Whackymacky Out!!!
Ron Z ..'I also miss the time and date stamp which made it very easy to find where I left off reading the blog.. Hear! Hear! I couldn't agree more. And having the hrs ago tag just doesn't cut it for me either. I have been using the RSS function , if I wanted to read one person's posts. I sort by author, and/or type in a name. That page does give a time stamp. Ron, you also asked why one used the reply button. I didn't like it at first ( as otheres didn't) but began to warm to it. Annie, so tried to get everyone to not use it way back when...( Atta Girl Annie!) In my case , recently I had been out of touch for days, and had little time to catch up. I found it easier to answer or reply to someone who's post caught my attention ( instead of copying and pasting a portion to a new post) Since I was replying to several , it saved me time...or maybe I was just being lazy. Some may have seen those replys , or not. I also like Alex's suggestion that if you reply , just do it on the first page. Problem with that is with the limited post per page , when Dan does refresh the blog ..there may be 2 or 3 new posts, or 20 . Therefore any replys may never be on the current page. ..gotta love new technology ( snort) ..yes, Van Savant...I like your catch phrase :) I still scroll down and read any new replys if they pop up in others posts . But in the future will try to bring something buried in the thread to a current post. ..like the Old way :) And I hate the dialogue that goes on in some of the other articles. I find nothing that would make me join in the conversation. Sad, really. It's nice to see you back. SR Vegas
KNM , Mount Pinos in Los Padres national forest .Where the condors live . Billy is actually just a neighboring mountain in the range. BSB
Atta Valley Girl Sharona :-) I don't want to be a lecturer. Well actually I do like to be a lecturer, buttZ, not on that subject . :-) Alex, I found myself occasionally guilty of doing it lately too. Ron really does have a good point. The old way was more like one big conversation. Dr. Strangelove can probably not be expected to try to make it a nicer read for others. He's a one way dead end street jacked up on viagra & cialis. Lack of blood circulation to the cabeZa. Drinkin' booZe in the mornin' ...poppin' pills at night... three days later baby... such an ugly sight. (name that tune) Okiesharp , the fairs are starting & there will be lots of mdn clmers to take advantage of. Everybody recogniZes one that pops the gate & takes them to the turn as speed that might be dangerous next time. Not so much when they pop & go 1/4 or 3/8ths say 4th or 5th by 1 .
SR Vegas, You asked about the Olympic Games. I think you would find a divided opinion on the matter. Some people can't wait for it, but others are indifferent. For my part I would have liked to see some track athletics, boxing or football, but I wasn't keen enough to join a crazy mad stampede for tickets. The organisers are predicting 95% plus attendance at the athletics, and only slightly less at the other events. At the very least they don't envisage having to bus in schoolchildren for free, as happened in previous games. You mentioned London gearing itself up for the event. I am afraid that is also a mixed picture. The new stadium looks great, but transportation is a major worry. The transport unions are holding their bosses to ransom for big bonuses for working during the Olympics - they have already won on the light railway and the Tube, and the Bus workers are still protesting their case. The other issue that is proving controversial is the provision of special lanes on the major roads that only Olympic officials, competitors and accredited VIP spectators can use. As you know, London is an old city, with a very crowded, oddly structured road system, it is nothing like the straight grid system roads in Manhattan. Two things that are going very well are the events leading up to the games. The torch relay has been a huge success. It is going all over the country, and is producing a whole host of heartwarming stories like the one you mentioned. The aim is to visit every single area of the country, with the organisers claiming that just about everyone will be within 10 miles of the torch at some time during the relay. It sounds doubtful as I write that claim, but we are a small country, and the relay is going everywhere. The other thing they are doing, and I don't know whether this is a first, is that they are also holding a cultural Olympics alongside, to include a world wide selection of music, drama and poetry. Sounds like a nice touch - not everyone is into sport. Best Regards - Bernard Downes P.S. With so may different sports in the Olympics, I wonder why there is no horse racing. That would have been Britain's best chance of winning some medals, and of course, we would be virtually guaranteed one gold.
Alex, I feel compelled to "reply" to your post of boycotting the reply button. One of your earlier posts flushed me out of the grass and then BSB's post got me into the air. In one of your prior posts you said something to the effect that it was a shame some of the old farts had quit posting and imparting some of their experiences if not their knowledge and that you were eager to listen and learn. I am like Lenny from Equinometry.com in that we need to try and educate a new generation of horseplayers. The racetracks certainly aren't doing any educating and the Monday Night Handicapping School, while the thought was admirable, falls woefully short because of the format. "Hi Dick, hi Jane, hi Spot, hi, I'm a first timer, that's cool" ad nauseum. In the process of educating new players, we aged railbirds are taking the chance of lowering our odds and our ROI. You youngsters, because of the electronic gadgets you grew up with and use so effortlessly, might even turn out to be better wagerers if not handicappers than my generation by being able to better use these new tools. Besides, we are rapidly coming down with Oldtimers too. But without a new generation of players I will not be able to bet my $2 on a horse when I am 80. While cleaning up my office over the last few days, I have stacked all of the pages that I have printed off of this blog. That stack is 5-3/8 inches tall!! Most of which are little ditties and some tomes of different ways to wager, or wagering strategy, or handicapping angles, or different ways to look at angles. An immense volume of mostly useful information which I sometimes go through parts to reinvigorate the plunger in me. Probably over two score contributors. Thank you. The sad thing is that since this blog changed format, about Feb.16, I only have 3 pieces of paper and one of those is suggestions on how to navigate successfully on a very screwed up blog at the time. I have still been following almost daily since the change but what my three pieces of paper tell me is that all discussion of handicapping and wagering has disappeared and their is nothing worthwhile to print out. What this also tells me is that it is entirely because of the reply button taking away all continuity of discussion. Most of the Formbloggers have remained with welcome new additions such as yourself. Did the old guard get stupid? No, of course not. What changed was the ability to carry on discussions with continuity. While I still read the articles in DRF, I no longer read any of the replies to the articles. I wasted enough time reading: "You suck!" "No, you suck worse" " Your mother wears Army boots" "Andy Beyer doesn't have a clue" You gotta be kidding me. It is the format which allows this. I have learned absolutely nothing from tthe replies at the end of the DRF articles. I quit. Even at my age, I am still starved for real information, real news, real in depth reporting. My desire for knowledge of the mysteries has only deepened over the years. I know my mother wears Army boots, so what else is new? I liken the reply button to a teenager on summer vacation who gets up at noon, comes down for cookies and energy drinks and then retreats to his room and closes the door, shutting out the world and all forms of communication with the family that provided him that door. My teenager got up a half hour to one hour after I did (early) and faced the world and learned some social manners. The door was not closed during the day. I use that analagy because I liken the reply button to the closed door. It is a big impediment to conversation. When I contribute to this blog, I generally use someone's name and comment on their comment, but all the while I am addressing the entire Formblog community too and yes, usually attempting to elicit more response in the hopes I may learn something. Alex, my question to you and all others that use the reply button is why? I am not saying it should never be used. There might be times it would be more appropriate. But not often, is my feeling. I am not here to try and bully any of you into not using the reply button. If you need to use it fine. If you want to keep a secret from me, use the reply button. I just miss the old Formblog format and my "imaginary" friends as my lovely wife says. As a PS: I also miss the time and date stamp which made it very easy to find where I left off reading the blog. 10:20 PM, June 26, 2012 will always be 10:20 PM, June 26, 2012. Not 2 hours ago which turns into 4 hours ago which turns into 2 days ago. Talk about useless information. How can I possibly know if someone has past posted me? Sheesh!! ( An expression I picked up right here) Respectfully Ron Zuercher
Friends; Yes, I too am with Ron and The BSB. I, as of 6/27/12, will not use the reply button. I have done so in the past, but will no more. It is distasteful, and I am a man of taste. If anybody agrees or disagrees with my opinion of this statement, you can find me through the dialogue box, NOT THE REPLY BUTTON AS I WILL NOT READ THE REPLIES. IT IS A BLOG KILLER FOR DISCUSSION. IF YOU WANT INTELLIGENT DISCUSSION, THEN DISCUSS. IF YOU WANT TO TWEEEEET THEN GO TWEEEET. THAT'S ALL THE REPLY BUTTON IS. ONE MAN'S OPINION ( A GOOD ONE I MIGHT ADD) (Thanks Ron, I poached that) late vs
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