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Horse racing

March 05, 2019 04:30PM
Can't quite put my finger on it but that 'world' fascinates me. My neighbor, "Pete DelTesta", owned a race horse, couple of them, for a few years.. as did another neighbor Ray Lawrence... from my tweens thru my 20's I volunteered for 'barn duty' for them at the Fresno Fair. The Jockey's go from fair to fair, including the bigger tracks like Santa Anita.. in those days Hollywood Park (the new Ram's stadium), and many others... so I got meet some of the biggest names in the business.

I never knew, and still don't, much about the business... but they are certainly to themselves, sharing little with the outside world. Guess that just makes them intriguingly mysterious for me.

The Jockey's themselves are incredibly 'to themselves'... but they are also very busy with little time to socialize so there's that. I would see and speak with them 'in passing'... on their way to a race, or get briefed. Between times they are usually asleep, or so it seemed to me.

Owners, of course, are big drinkers and socializers. laughing smiley Trainers the easiest to speak with. - JamesJM

  Ok, Most frustrating team sport to watch, in your option...

Arkansas Ram225March 03, 2019 11:11AM

  Re: Ok, Most frustrating team sport to watch, in your option...

MamaRAMa85March 03, 2019 12:19PM

  I don't think Hockey plays that well on TV...

JamesJM52March 03, 2019 01:38PM

  There's nothing like going to the stadium

BlueRidgeHorns75March 03, 2019 03:28PM

  Re: There's nothing like going to the stadium

MamaRAMa55March 03, 2019 03:41PM

  I have been told that with NASCAR.

Ramgator82March 04, 2019 04:47AM

  Re: I have been told that with NASCAR.

MamaRAMa104March 04, 2019 05:04AM

  To all the above yes, and MaMa there's this..........

Arkansas Ram58March 03, 2019 04:38PM

  Never been to a sporting event I didn't enjoy...

JamesJM48March 04, 2019 07:00AM

  I sure as heck salute Hockey Announcers/ Commentators !!!

Ramgator52March 04, 2019 04:50AM

  Very little of.....

Ramgator50March 04, 2019 04:51AM

  I like hockey... Baseball??? omg

Atlantic Ram65March 05, 2019 10:07AM

  LOL.. baseball is a social event...

JamesJM57March 05, 2019 11:20AM

  Re: LOL.. baseball is a social event...

Atlantic Ram48March 05, 2019 02:42PM

  Yeah, I don't know if it's 'more' of a thinking game...

JamesJM54March 05, 2019 02:54PM

  Re: Yeah, I don't know if it's 'more' of a thinking game...

Atlantic Ram49March 05, 2019 04:12PM

  Horse racing

JamesJM76March 05, 2019 04:30PM

  not mean to dog you Atlantic.......

21Dog56March 05, 2019 03:08PM


JamesJM68March 05, 2019 03:15PM

  No, I was wrong, I checked.. it was '81 and '85.

JamesJM46March 05, 2019 03:27PM

  not at all... dog away!

Atlantic Ram49March 05, 2019 04:07PM


IowaRam55March 05, 2019 10:18AM

  Speaking of boring sports... US Open is at Pebble Beach this year...

JamesJM63March 05, 2019 11:53AM

  I like them all.....

21Dog73March 05, 2019 01:45PM

  Can't see Dodgers on TV

waterfield49March 06, 2019 06:00AM

  Transistor Radio

JoeMad56March 07, 2019 11:46AM

  I love radio...

JamesJM51March 07, 2019 12:11PM

  ME TOO! Especially Gator football games. Takes me back....

Ramgator50March 07, 2019 02:54PM


JamesJM46March 07, 2019 10:53AM