A terrific trainer and a wonderful guy, Wally Dollase surely will be missed. I had a great job in the mid-90's when I was doing barn notes for Santa Anita & Hollywood. I'd visit Wally's barn almost daily and get updates on his string of stars - Jewel Princess, Windsharp, Sharp Cat, Helmsman, Alyrob and many others. But beyond a great trainer he was an even nicer guy.
Just like the article said, Diz was beloved by all. As a young writer, I always looked forward to him red-penning my work, because it was always much improved by the time I walked out of his office!
$1,000 bonus for every horse? Very smart. I like it. Congrats Travis on the new digs!
To be clear, if you played a medium ticket (around $50), you had a 2 in 7 chance to hit the trifecta. If you played 2 medium tickets (a $100 investment), then you had a 57% chance of hitting the trifecta. Not bad at all!
I won using it and there's about 30 comments on SuperScreener.com from others who did. Are we saying that having the 17 as the top longshot and all four horses in the top 7 out of 19 horses counts for nothing? Of course not everyone won, I missed the Super myself, but it helped me immensely to zero in on the right horses.
Great breakdown, Brian! I think you've laid the field out very well. Hard to disagree with anything here!
Dick Small was a great trainer and did an amazing job with Concern who was one classy late runner! One of my first jobs in racing was being on the 1994 BC Notes team. I was assigned to Dick and Concern and we talked every day leading up to race. The thing I'll never forget is that Dick drove the van with Concern from MD to KY by himself! Shows what type of horseman he was!
Don, what a great story! Thanks for sharing with us!
Wow, great handicapping and even better betting! Impressive to say the least! Great call on Lochte - a star in the making!
What a pedigree! I'm honored to call you a partner. But do you always have to rub it in that you've seen 3 Triple Crowns?
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