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How Does He Do It? (Because He's A Reynolds) In Memory Of Tim Reynolds

I would like to start off with an apology.

I just haven’t felt the passion to write about horse racing the past few days.

For those of you who aren’t aware, the horse racing community and the horses we love have suffered a terrible loss with the tragic passing of Tim (Tiznow) Reynolds.

Tim came to symbolize everything that is right about horse racing.

He was a fan. A true fan. He always cheered FOR horses, never against them. I’ve never heard the man utter a bad word about an equine athlete.  He loved the sport so much and he loved the horses who give us so much on and off the racetrack.

He could often be seen sporting a Daily Racing Form hat and an Old Friends wrist band, in fact, I’ve never seen Tim without his “Old Friends.”  Tim had a way of looking you in the eye like no other person ever has. His spirit was kind and comforting. In two years of spending time with Tim, we never had an uncomfortable moment, we’ve never fought, we’ve never had a disagreement. 

Tim was a serious horse player. Not so much in terms of financial investment, but, in terms of passion and preparation.  No one prepared more for a day at the races then Tim.   Past Performances would be printed as soon as they were available, his notes were thought out and clear.

He always put his family first. Tim would never spend more then maybe 30 dollars at the races. Anytime there was a winning day at the track, there was a trip to the gift shop to get a prize for his daughter.  He so wanted his daughter to share the passion and love he had for horses, he was so excited when he was able to see the movie  Secretariat with his daughter and when she loved it, he was beyond happy. He told me, “I think she’s hooked.”

Sunday Silence, Rachel Alexandra, and Tiznow were Tim’s favorite horses, he actually lived on Sunday Silence drive. 

We often spent times at Old Friends Retirement Facility, which he loved so much.  The picture on this blog is from a trip Brian Zipse, Tim, and I made to Old Friends. This was Tim’s moment with Commentator. We often laughed about the fear we had when Commentator came charging at us, stopping just in time to slide through the mud and lay his head over the gate. Commentator was kind and gentle, like Tim. He was a fighter like Tim, a little wore down by the hardship of a racing career, but his spirit was strong. He became me and Tim’s favorite “Old Friend.”

Tim was a loving father of a beautiful 8 year old little girl, Lauren Reynolds.  Tim has been a devoted husband for the past 8 years, his love for his wife Brandi was something you could see without Tim ever mentioning it, although, he mentioned it often.

Thoughts and prayers also need to be directed to the parents of Tim, Wayne and Alice. The pain of this loss can be overwhelming , they need our support. His parents are wonderful. If you knew Tim, you would know that he had to have great parents to be a person like that.  On Tim’s Facebook page, he had a quote that always made my friend, Horse Racing Nation managing editor Brian Zipse, and I smile, it read, “How does he do it? Because he’s a Reynolds!


Tim’s memory must live on, the wonderful people at Thorofan have started a memorial fund to benefit Lauren, The Timothy (Tiznow) Reynolds Memorial Fund.

At the end of every blog I write, now and forever, I will be posting the link to Tim’s Memorial Fund. I want to thank Stacy Berge and Gene Kershner for everything they’ve done and will continue to do in the future to honor Tim’s memory. 

Tim will always live on through his friends and family, and through the horses he loved so much.

In Honor of Tim (Tiznow) Reynolds, you changed all of are lives for the better and you'll be with us always. Donations can be made to the Timothy (Tiznow) Reynolds Memorial Fund. A memorial fund for his daughter, Lauren Reynolds.  


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I miss you more every day.
Scott... its perfect... Much love & hugs to you & the Reynolds family.. xoxo
Well done Scott
...his passion was contagious and his spirit will live on...
Nice tribute Scott, his p
The words of a best friend. Tim was lucky to have YOU, Scott.
Lovely tribute for a lovely man Thank you so much One emotion we share is the lack,the past few days,of passion for racing One of racings bigger days just past and I just didn't feel like trying to make picks As I watched all that I could think of was they are laying Tiz to rest today And knowing his family and close friends would be in terrible pain I was missing his comments,too,on each of the races I know he would be like me worrying over Blind Luck's performance But he would be laughing at Tom Durkin's call of Uncle Mo's race He will be greatly missed
No matter what, Tim's legacy will live on forever. Excellent tribute Scott!
This is great Scott your tribute to Tim and you dedication to bring Indiana racing to the forfront. Good Luck
Beautiful is all I can say.
Thank you Scott. Usually by the time I cue up to make a comment, Tiz already had. I will miss him terribly, too, but nobody more than his best friend. Peace to you.
Tim was one of a kind, and I enjoyed every moment of our friendship. Thank you, Scott ... this was beautiful.

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Meet Scott Dick 















My journey into the sport of kings has been different than most. I do not boast a royal pedigree, and in fact, before my interest in horse racing, my family thought the Kentucky Derby was the only race of the year! I'm the son of a minor league baseball player and a homemaker, which doesn't exactly scream grade I winner.

My passion for the sport started about 8 years ago.I was watching as Funny Cide was making his triple crown run. The “Gutsy Gelding” had my eyes glued to the television with each of his triple crown races. After watching Funny Cide on TV. I decided to make a trip down to our local track, Indiana Downs.This would be an experience that would change my life.

I looked over the program, while having no idea what I was doing,I decided to put my 5 dollars on a horse named Apollonea. As the gates broke and the announcer began his race call, I heard the words Apollonea to the lead. My excitement grew as I watched my horse lead all the way around the track, eventually drawing to win by an easy five lengths. Apollonea paid 58.00 to win, I was hooked from that point on.

For the past 8 years my life has been horse racing.  I've tried to educate myself on every aspect of the sport and learn about it's past. The incredible run of the Super Filly Rachel Alexandra would also change my life. It was my intense passion and love for Rachel that would bring me to meet some of the greatest  people in the world. I owe a lot to Rachel and this sport for introducing me to such wonderful people.

I want this blog to show that Indiana Racing stacks up with any track, anywhere! It will also show what great value can be found in Indiana for the bettors, and not to mention, the incredible purses for the owners and trainers.

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