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DREAM TEAM GROOMS

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  • DREAM TEAM GROOMS

    Ok I just read Emmetts posts so I will have to rack my brain on this one but Lets start with Karen with Micheal Matz and Jet Run.
    Dana Goodwagon with Chase the Clouds .
    Cheryl Davis with Leslie again. OK I will have to think further so please add to this post. THERE WOULD BE NO DREAM TEAM WITHOUT THESE PEOPLE

    [This message has been edited by MB Stark (edited 02-01-2000).]
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    Ok I just read Emmetts posts so I will have to rack my brain on this one but Lets start with Karen with Micheal Matz and Jet Run.
    Dana Goodwagon with Chase the Clouds .
    Cheryl Davis with Leslie again. OK I will have to think further so please add to this post. THERE WOULD BE NO DREAM TEAM WITHOUT THESE PEOPLE

    [This message has been edited by MB Stark (edited 02-01-2000).]

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    • #3
      Idle Dice- Luke Ragland
      Calypso- Syd Eustace
      Miss Kitty- Noel Solomon
      Balbuco- Edward "Turkey" Twyman
      Jet Run- Karen Golding
      Sinjon- Dennis Haley

      Gotta have alternates for this team too!!

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      • #4
        Hey MB, is this you from the old days at Fairfield?! Let me know your address and I will E mail you directly!
        Dana

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        • #5
          Sue also took care of Calypso, after Syd had left. Laurie Pitts took care of Balbuco for years..

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            HEY DANA, Yes it is me. Notice I didn't include myself in the Dream Team Grooms because after florida I would leave and say I was NEVER doing this again then I would be back again by the Hampton Classic and ready to go to Florida again. EMAIL ME- DOLCEVITA1999@aol.com

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            • #7
              OK, we can't possibly forget about Pancho Lopez can we??? I am being whisked right back to the 80's..... Does anyone know if Noel has an email address? Is Syd still at Delaware Equine? Is Denis in CA or back on the East coast now? How about Cheryl? Geez, this could be the "Where Are They Now?...Finding Long Lost Grooms" thread.... Hahaha!!! This is fun!!!
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              • #8
                Anyone know whatever happened to Hambone? (dunno why I was thinking about that!!!)
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                • #9
                  Cheryl is in Sth. Pines, has her own small farm. I haven't thought about Hambone in ages. Last I heard he was somewhere in Georgia, but that was years ago. He really disappeared from show life. I wonder if Caroline Clark would know where he is... Timmy Foster might also know.

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                  • #10
                    I just wanted this post to get back up to the top again. I don't know any grooms personally but I think this is just as important as the Olympic Dream Team. Come on Ken Kraus you need to add to this one.

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                    • #11
                      Thumbs up to Fortune Hunter!!! Being a groom is a pretty thankless job (most of the time) and without grooms, most of those horses wouldn't make it to the ring (in 1 piece!!!!) let alone to the next Grand Prix!! Who else do you see on a Sunday evening after the class all covered in poultice while the riders and trainers hang out and enjoy the glory? THE GROOM!! But, who else does that special horse recognize when it's time for night check, or before the sun comes up (over tent city...) THE GROOM!!!!
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                      • #12
                        Flashbacks...
                        Ronnie Silcox - Snowbound 1968. deceased.
                        Syd Eustace (at Windrush! with Lyps). Syd battled breat cancer.
                        SID Hoblit (SHE is the one who worked for Delaware Equine). She was one of Dello Joio's grooms.
                        Moira Caffarey (I Love You). deceased. Wendy Waters Matthews! Blast from the past. What about Michael Snyder and Allegro, Johnny's Pocket... And who could forget his brother David and Albany. Great grooms all. Peter Rohr still works for Martha Wachtel Jolicoeur. Dana Goedewaagen and April Rullah (are they still out longeing?). I'll think of more.

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                        • #13
                          ABBY- "Sue" (last name I forgot) works for John Madden now. She took care of Calypso at Stillmeadow, right?

                          What ever happened to Stillmeadow?

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                          • #14
                            Ten years after I took the tack off April Rullah for the last time at New York, Ed Andrews gave her back to me! I had not seen her in all that time. The day she arrived in Mass. was a thrilling one for me, and I put tack on her and took her for a short walk. It was an emotional day....
                            I enjoyed having her for about a year, she was in foal to Truck Driving Man when she colicked and died. Broke my heart....
                            Dana

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                            • #15
                              Martha Bowen, where are you? Possibly Fla.?

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                              • #16
                                This is a great idea!!! Come on Ken, we know you know many of these people... Lisa Baldesarri (sorry Lisa for sp?) wonderful lady and has been around for a long time.......

                                Grooms are the people we should get down on our knees and thank, daily!

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                                • #17
                                  Abby- Martha Bowen last seem working for Gaby Salick. 2 (3?) grey horses at indoors - one a stallion and one a mare. Poor Martha!

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                                  • #18
                                    Anybody seen these folks lately???:
                                    "Cocoa" - Acres Wild
                                    Barn manager from Acres Wild? when Jamie Mann was there(name escapes me)
                                    Bobby D. - Fairfield?
                                    Kate Curtis - Fairfield
                                    Shep - Nimrod? Norfield?
                                    Any of the Nimrod/Norfield crew?
                                    Dennis and Betsy - (Harry Gill)
                                    Laurie Pitts?

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                                    • #19
                                      Cindy, I saw Betsy at Wellington I think it was 97. All I could do was say HI as I was on my way to the ring, and that was the last I saw of her. Dennis was not with her. She was talking to Noel at the time. Track down Noel, and she may know. I also heard that Cocoa was managing a barn (maybe in Tampa or Clearwater) and was not with Gail anymore. That also was a couple of years ago. Last I heard of Shep was that he ran into trouble when he was at Mason's in Newport, and his health was really failing. Don't know many details.
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                                      • #20
                                        Great reading. Anybody have what-ever-happened info for:
                                        Marie-Laure that worked for George Lindemann, Jr. before his demise.
                                        All the Hunterdon crew? The guy who took care of The Jones Boy.
                                        Andy M (Plain Jain, Alegro)
                                        WILLA WELLER? (Livius)
                                        T-bird?
                                        Anybody remember Bernie Traurig's grooms?

                                        I'm glad I was sent this link.

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