Thank you for the well wishes ..Larry is in Vegas..Ed in in flight I think...I leave first thing in morning (WED)from Tampa.... PUMPED.....hope one of us cashes..regardless..trip to Vegas compliments of Horsetourneys is fine by me!! ...and bringing my sweetie with me (Kim)...fun time for sure!
Hey..with Larry..Eddie.....and new pals Scott of Public Handicapping..George and Darryl (sp)..I can't imagine sitting at the HPWS with any other bunch of guys these past few days.....new friendships were made....quality handicapping....and true competitive but encouraging friends could not have been found....we won big at our table because of this bond we formed...What a blast.... money put aside...we all were winners at the tournament....I loved every moment of it...even when my 19-1 shot got Dq'ed from a nice place ticket....
How to spend the $5,800 HPWS winnings for Travers week at the condo. Fly NetJets round trip from Sarasota,FL to Saratoga Springs,NY. or pick up the weeks downtown bar bill for Hoop,Steve,Gam,LL and Rin. or subsidize the roulette wheel losses for Rap,Duke,Bob and yourself at the Racino. I like option 2. Hooper
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Post by hezethebest on Mar 13, 2018 22:53:40 GMT -5
HPWS recap chronicling the tremendous efforts of 1 fine table from my perspective. Leading money winner Jorge Bosch took on the role of poster child for the motto "Never Give UP"! Modest returns through 2 days did not cause Jorge to lose focus on day 3 and his ability to carve out a winning afternoon that led to taking the top daily also catapulted him into the overall cash winning standings. While multiple offers to pick up the Saturday night celebratory dinner check from The Prime Rib Loft existed, the honor fell to Jorge and we thank you, sir! Good friend and UIC's own Jack Merola built on his day 1 10th place daily prize winning total over the remainder of the weekend and finished highest of the strong group in 9th. An excellent job, Jack. Publichandicapper founder Scott Carson proved to be a consummate gentleman as well as a fine handicapper as he cashed in 12th place. Not far behind was the 4th member of our group Darryl Mays who like Scott, took home nearly 3K for his good work. We got to meet 3 generations of the Mays family so it was apparent that Darryl was able to create a balance between doing the necessary work that a grueling 3 day event demands while still maintaining his family values. Very impressive, Darryl. Eddie Wright"stuff" and yours truly had our best luck at the "live" windows and I believe all 6 of us left town with more money than we brought. All told, this was a very enjoyable get together and I look forward to doing it again sometime.
Some additional shout outs go to good friend and Vegas local Steve Kozarich who took down a piece of the day 2 daily prizes enroute to an overall cash position and 92 year old John Papa, the pride of El Paso. I posted about John 2 years ago when at 90 he scored 1 of the 10K top daily prizes. He managed to cash again this year, finishing 57th overall. I look forward to seeing John again next March and Steve this June when I return to Vegas to watch my son compete in the WSOP. Last but not least, the 80+K 2nd overall prize was taken by HorseTourneys guru, Mckay Smith. No stranger to success, that was a bit of nice work McKay.