Monthly Archives: October 2010

To Build a Pile

Around September of 1990 I put in a programming request for Keith’s services. I wanted him to print me a list of all North American-bred named foals of a given year (I picked 1983) that I could use as a … Continue reading

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The Speck and the Plank

HHT stands for humongous horse turd. That is the name I came up with for the owner of the Thoroughbred database and computing company and part-owner of the nag rag at which I commenced to slave in March of 1988. … Continue reading

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The Back Side of a Mule

In March of 1988 I went to work for one of the weekly nag rags after a year of free lancing. This particular rag was affiliated with and partly owned by one of the Thoroughbred database and computing companies. The … Continue reading

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Statistics 202

I reckon I am about halfway through my three-year subscription to The Bland-Horse. Sometimes I wonder why I wasted that money in the first place. Other times they do something that makes the subscription seem worthwhile. Not because they did … Continue reading

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“In Defeat”

On the 14th of October, 20 years ago today Two Triple Crown winners met again face to face Seattle Slew was the favorite; 3-to-5 he would pay Affirmed was the rival; JC Gold Cup was the race ——————————————————– The track … Continue reading

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