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RIP Davey Jones. Who always lent his name to the horses.

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  • RIP Davey Jones. Who always lent his name to the horses.

    Damn, we lost a good one there. Got his start as a jump jock. Always humble. Always gave back including celebrity steeplechase rides to support second careers for racehorses.

    Frack, he was just a little older then me and a serious teen crush I met several times in later life at KHP when he was involved in those celebrity rides. A good and kind guy all around. He did LOVE the horses and wanted to give back what they had done for him. Decent in the irons too.

    And his passing was reported by all regular network sources, not horseshowdiva. In fact the drivel they wallow in is not worthy of linking his name to.

    I raise a toast to Davey for making me smile to the tune of Cheer Up Sleepy Jean.

    Cheers and Godspeed over the bridge on a good and fast horse.
    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

    The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.

  • #2
    I was such a fan! From all reports, such a genuine good guy. And a horse lover. Need I say more? RIP Davey Jones.


    • #3
      I’m still a Day Dream Believer!


      • #4
        Just heard the news. I fondly remember the TV show and loved the songs. That he was a horse person makes him all the more special.


        • #5
          RIP Davey. You were still a teen idol for me long after the 60's, in the late 80's and early 90's when I was a teen and watched you in re-runs! You will be missed.
          Fear is the rocket sauce.
          Jack Black


          • #6
            I had a huge crush,, but then agian what warm blooded female didnt...
            Sleepy jeans my fave to do stalls to the song wonder if i can do 2 braids to it.. Doubt it fingers dont work like they did once upon a time..
            He was the best looking of em dont ya think??? Even as they got older...
            Friend of bar .ka


            • #7
              RIP Davey, you will be missed. Daydream Believer was my go-to song to sing under my breath whenever I would get nerves jumping a big course!!


              • #8
                I only found out on this morning's news, so sad to hear of his passing. I was a teenager during the group's heyday and of course he was my favorite.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by bumknees View Post
                  I had a huge crush,, but then agian what warm blooded female didnt...

                  I was young then and HOT blooded, and another day dream believer here

                  We'll miss you Davey
                  I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

                  Practicing Member of the Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine Clique


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mukluk View Post
                    Just heard the news. I fondly remember the TV show and loved the songs. That he was a horse person makes him all the more special.
                    Well said for me too so sad to hear that he is gone...


                    • #11
                      I too had a crush.

                      A true horseman, he never forgot the trainer that gave him his start either.
                      Michael: Seems the people who burned me want me for a job.
                      Sam: A job? Does it pay?
                      Michael: Nah, it's more of a "we'll kill you if you don't do it" type of thing.
                      Sam: Oh. I've never liked those.


                      • #12
                        Godspeed, Davey

                        I gave up a precious teenaged Saturday to usher for free at the theater in Chgo where he was starring in Oliver.
                        My luck he was replaced by an understudy for that performance
                        *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                        Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                        Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                        Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


                        • #13

                          RIP. Maybe he'll put a few rides in on my OTTB for me.

                          Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Goethe


                          • #14
                            My local cable/digital channel local what ever ''attena tv'' ( local fox channel thingy channel . whatever Ie 5.2 ) this weekend is having a monkee's marathon from first to last epesode.... maybe yours is also...
                            Friend of bar .ka


                            • #15
                              A seriously gorgeous human, just one year my senior. I loved you too Davey Jones. Loved your sense of humor, and that you loved horses. RIP.
                              Proud of my Hunter Breeding Princesses
                              "Grief is the price we all pay for love," Gretchen Jackson (1/29/07) In Memory of Barbaro