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[RC] The Great American Horse Race - goearth

It was like eons ago but i did it.  What do you want to know?  It would take volumes.  This comes up from time to time.  There were many that were there at the start and half finished or were at the finish.  Read the book and it will tell some of the stories but every one can never be told because of lack of memory or some things just can't be said.  One thing i will say is that some horses died but not from being over ridden (mainly accidents and colic and twisted testicles).  Some marriages were broken and some cemented.  It was a little like life...everything happened and it was a case of adapting thru turmoil, politics and a grand life adventure.  It will never be repeated, nor should it or could it.  Meeting Virl Norton, Smokey Killen, Eva Taylor, Bruce Branscomb, Kerry Ridgeway,Linda Tellington-Jones, Juel Ashley, Roger Justice, Lori and Rick Stewart, Hal Hall,Dave Nicholson, Phil Gardner, Hope Lundquist,Karen Villander,Rick Bingham,Darrell Neilsen, Mac Abercrombie, Sam Garner, Diane Marquad,Marian Molthan,Amanda Bandy,Ted Allegri, Sarah Howell,Irene Burd,Lloyd Leslie,Sally White,all the Briggs',the Europeans,Sonny Ferris and Cathryn Vallet and the Orloff,Larry Lewis and the Kansas Ski Team,Team LaFayette,Bandit, Sugar,Dude,Leroy....and all the others i can't remember, it was worth the price of admission.   tom sites  GAHR #77