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Best trainer to work for back in the 60ís 70ís 80ís
« on: March 05, 2023, 01:23:05 PM »
For all of us old farts out there. Gene Sears. His wife was a sweetie too.
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Re: Best trainer to work for back in the 60ís 70ís 80ís
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2023, 03:28:55 PM »
my brother spent 2 years working for Del Cote in New Jersey----my brother said he was always a gentleman       a very good driver, trainer , and person

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2023, 04:02:20 PM »
Tom Harmer. Worked for him for a long time. Debbie was good peeps too

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Re: Best trainer to work for back in the 60ís 70ís 80ís
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2023, 05:19:57 PM »
For all of us old farts out there. Gene Sears. His wife was a sweetie too.
My dad and del cote were good friends and your right always a gentleman

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Re: Best trainer to work for back in the 60ís 70ís 80ís
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2023, 03:15:41 PM »
Doug Hamilton. Always drunk as a skunk and never 1st in the barn in the morning. It was a good thing because we got more work done without him there to fuck things up!  11.wp

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Re: Best trainer to work for back in the 60ís 70ís 80ís
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2023, 04:48:52 PM »
George Forshey - great place to work. Good horseman, good horses, great owners, good people to work with money not bad either. John Edmonds, used to supply all the beer, drank right along with grooms.

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Re: Best trainer to work for back in the 60ís 70ís 80ís
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2023, 04:52:42 PM »
George Forshey - great place to work. Good horseman, good horses, great owners, good people to work with money not bad either. John Edmonds, used to supply all the beer, drank right along with grooms.

those are 2 names that always did well at Monticello back in the day .. I read that Mr Edmonds passed away last month

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Re: Best trainer to work for back in the 60ís 70ís 80ís
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2023, 05:52:03 PM »
             Carl LeCause

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Re: Best trainer to work for back in the 60ís 70ís 80ís
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2023, 06:35:00 PM »
chris boring great horseman driver and human being

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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2023, 08:09:30 PM »
The late Doug Ackerman, also a great horseman and a wonderful human being.  I never worked for him but two of my friends (at the time) did, and they both had nothing but good things to say about him.  Doug lived in nearby Solana Beach and wintered his stable and broke his babies at Del Mar, thatís where I met and got to know him.  Iíll never forget the day when he tandem hitched two of his trotters (Noble Hustle and Noble Traveler) and went on to set what I seem to remember was a then record for a one-mile tandem trot.  It was a foggy morning at Del Mar, and out of the fog Doug emerged mid-stretch urging his pair on; it was quite a sight!  I had never seen anything like that before, or since.

MikeAnt

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Re: Best trainer to work for back in the 60ís 70ís 80ís
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2023, 10:33:39 PM »
Doug was a very good guy but stiffed a lot people out of money. He owed everyone money when he died.

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Re: Best trainer to work for back in the 60ís 70ís 80ís
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2023, 07:56:06 AM »
Doug was a very good guy but stiffed a lot people out of money. He owed everyone money when he died.

 I to got stiffed once by a guy named Doug, different Doug though.

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Re: Best trainer to work for back in the 60ís 70ís 80ís
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2023, 10:37:04 AM »
 John Patterson Jr.. Worked for him in Monticello 76-77

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Re: Best trainer to work for back in the 60ís 70ís 80ís
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2023, 10:52:01 AM »
I would have liked to work for Gary lewis.

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Re: Best trainer to work for back in the 60ís 70ís 80ís
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2023, 11:41:14 AM »
I would have liked to work for Gary lewis.

Bet you would

 

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