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Sunday, May 28, 2006

FW: [marriagerestoration] Doreen's Daily Delights - May 24 - A Prodigal's Heart CAN Be Changed!!

I wanted to share this,

I know a few are struggling right now due to what they see happening around them

It’s so very hard to see & hear about what our spouses are doing rather than paying proper attention to us & our families

But this is for God to deal with between our spouses & Him

Our job is to Pray it’s God’s job to answer in His way & His time


Love Your Sister in Christ & Fellow Stander



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From: [] On Behalf Of marriagerestoration
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 11:36 AM
Subject: [marriagerestoration] Doreen's Daily Delights - May 24 - A Prodigal's Heart CAN Be Changed!!


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A Prodigal's Heart Can Be Changed!!

We have recently heard of prodigals' hearts being changed by God and
because of this change, they have returned to their marriages and have
renewed their vows.  Many have rededicated their lives to the Lord and
their spouse.  Many have returned, broken.

Our heart jumps for joy at these reports and we know that God can
change any heart.  God can do the impossible in your spouse if you
will only wait upon Him and allow Him to do the impossible.

For some of you, your spouse may have been gone for a long time.  He
or she has been deceived by the enemy and his or her heart has been
hardened.  Many of you doubt that God can ever convict these hardened

I think this was the case with Joseph's brothers.  Their hearts were
hardened and God used a famine to get their attention.  We heard the
account of the assault of their brother and how they sold him as a
slave.  We read about the deception of their father.  We have heard
the witness in months past of the reckless nature of their lives. 
They were outwardly religious but inwardly lost.

If you read Genesis 42 you will see that the long awaited reunion
between Joseph and his brothers will finally take place.  And in
these chapters you will see God bringing these brothers to faith.  We
will see what it took for these men to truly become children of God. 
And as we do, we will be able to see the process that God generally
uses to awaken those who are spiritually lost and are in disobedience.

When Jacob learned that there was grain in
Egypt, he said to his sons,
"Why do you just keep looking at each other?"  He continued, "I have
heard that there is grain in Egypt.  Go down there and buy some for
us, so that we may live and not die."

But with this famine God gets their attention.  Now, "life as it
always is" is not enough.  It is easy to avoid God when we feel self-
sufficient.  It is easy to feel that you have no need of God's touch
when everything is running smoothly.  These men were comfortable in
their denial and their deceptions.  As long as the status quo
remained they would never change.  So . . . God provokes a crisis. 
This crisis would either harden them further or wake them up.

I have read many testimonies of prodigals suffering hardship while in
the far country.  Many of them have lost their jobs, finances, health
and their automobile.  Continue to pray and to believe God.  God has
many ways of speaking to your disobedient prodigals.  God has many
ways of getting their attention.

This is the way God often works.  In the book of Amos God tells the
Israelites, "I brought hunger to every city and famine to every town.
But still you wouldn't return to me," says the LORD.  "I kept the
rain from falling when you needed it the most, ruining all your
crops.  I sent rain on one town but withheld it from another.  Rain
fell on one field, while another field withered away.  People
staggered from one town to another for a drink of water, but there
was never enough.  But still you wouldn't return to Me," says the
LORD.  (Amos 4:6-8).

God could have simply washed His hands of these folks.  He could have
said, "Fine, forget it."  But that's not what He did with the
Israelites . . . and that's not what He does with you or your
prodigal.  God loves us too much to let us go without a fight.  So,
at times He exercises "tough love."  He brings a crisis into our
lives that forces us to address ultimate issues.  It may be an
unexpected diagnosis; a financial emergency; an overwhelming
situation or a family crisis.  And in these situations God is often
seeking to awaken us out of our spiritual lethargy.  Is God acting
harshly or is He acting in love?

God lovingly put Jacob and his family in the midst of a famine . . .
in order to draw them to Him.  You can't be treated for a disease
until you are made aware that there is a problem.  God is forcing
these brothers to see that they need help.  He will do the same to
your prodigals.  Trust Him and lean not on your own understanding.

You may not see anything positive happening in your situation but you
MUST continue to trust God to pursue your spouse.  Remember we are
walking by faith and NOT by sight.

Know without a doubt that God will pursue them.  He will do what it
takes to get them.  He will work to get their attention.  He will
haunt them with dreams, torment and convictions.  He will pursue them
with relentless determination.  Not because He is cruel . . . but
because He loves them, and because He knows that until they recognize
that they are sick . . . they can never be made well.

I promise you that when God is ready for them, they may hide from you
but they dare not hide from God.  He will bring them back.  He will
bring them back.  Hear me, trust me.  He will bring them back.

I have heard testimonies of prodigals when they were on their way out
to the far country.  Many swore they would not return.  Many swore
they wanted nothing to do with their grieved spouse.  They swore that
was it; they swore they would rather die than return.  But, but, but
when God made His appearance and convicted them, these same
prodigals, these same prodigals, RETURNED on their knees, begging,
begging for forgiveness.  Begging for a second chance.  Begging never
to leave again.

Will you trust the Lord to do this for you?  Will you trust Him?  Will
you trust Him today by waiting upon Him?  Know and be aware that this
battle belongs to God and He has NEVER, EVER lost a battle.  Will you
trust Him my friends to do the impossible?  Will you?

Be encouraged

Pastor Doreen
2778 NW 193 Terr. Miami, FL 33056

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Ministry with your offering to help offset the monthly expenses.
Remember, God is no man's debtor.  In order to reap, we must sow. 
May God bless you.




FW: Why we are the way we are - Why Sailors Swear

Wanted to share the laughter that My son sent to me


-----Original Message-----
Thursday, May 25, 2006 1:10 PM
To: djembe queen
Subject: FW: Why we are the way we are


I thought you guys might like this one…




…SN Caesar…




Ever wonder why us navy folk are the way we are?  Check it out, if you lived like this you'd cuss like a sailor, too! 




~ Buy a steel dumpster, paint it gray inside and out, and live in it for six months.


~ Run all the pipes and wires in your house exposed on the walls.


~ Repaint your entire house every month.


~ Renovate your bathroom. Build a wall across the middle of the bathtub and move the showerhead to chest level. When you take showers, make sure you turn off the water while you soap down.


~ Raise the thresholds and lower the headers of your front and back doors so that you either trip or bang your head every time you pass through them.


~ Disassemble and inspect your lawnmower every week.


~ On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, turn your water heater temperature up to 200 degrees. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, turn the water heater off. On Saturdays and Sundays tell your family they use too much water during the week, so no bathing will be allowed.


~ Raise your bed to within 6 inches of the ceiling, so you can't turn over without getting out and then getting back in.


~ Sleep on the shelf in your closet. Replace the closet door with a curtain. Have your spouse whip open the curtain about 3 hours after you go to sleep, shine a flashlight in your eyes, and say "Sorry, wrong rack."


~ Make your family qualify to operate each appliance in your house - dishwasher operator, blender technician, etc.


~ Have your neighbor come over each day at 5 am, blow a whistle loudly, and shout "Reveille, reveille, all hands heave out and trice up."


~ Have your mother-in-law write down everything she's going to do the following day, then have her make you stand in your back yard at 6 am while she reads it to you.


~ Submit a request chit to your father-in-law requesting permission to leave your house before 3 pm.


~ Empty all the garbage bins in your house and sweep the driveway three times a day, whether it needs it or not.


~ Have your neighbor collect all your mail for a month, read your magazines, and randomly lose every 5th item before delivering it to you.


~ Watch no TV except for movies played in the middle of the night. Have your family vote on which movie to watch, then show a different one.


~ Make your family menu a week ahead of time without consulting the pantry or refrigerator.


~ Post a menu on the kitchen door informing your family that they are having steak for dinner. Then make them wait in line for an hour. When they finally get to the kitchen, tell them you are out of steak, but they can have dried ham or hot dogs. Repeat daily until they ignore the menu and just ask for hot dogs.


~ Bake a cake. Prop up one side of the pan so the cake bakes unevenly. Spread icing real thick to level it off.


~ Get up every night around midnight and have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on stale bread. (midrats)


~ Set your alarm clock to go off at random times during the night. At the alarm, jump up and dress as fast as you can, making sure to button your top shirt button and tuck your pants into your socks. Run out into the backyard and uncoil the garden hose.


~ Every week or so, throw your dog in the pool and shout, "Man overboard port side!" Rate your family members on how fast they respond.


~ Put the headphones from your stereo on your head, but don't plug them in. Hang a paper cup around your neck on a string. Stand in front of the stove, and speak into the paper cup "Stove manned and ready." After an hour or so, speak into the cup again "Stove secured." Roll up the headphones and paper cup and stow them in a shoebox.


~ Place a podium at the end of your driveway. Have your family stand watches at the podium, rotating at 4 hour intervals. This is best done when the weather is worst. January is a good time.


~ When there is a thunderstorm in your area, get a wobbly rocking chair, sit in it and rock as hard as you can until you become nauseous. Make sure to have a supply of stale crackers in your shirt pocket.


~ Make coffee using eighteen scoops of budget priced coffee grounds per pot, and allow the pot to simmer for 5 hours before drinking.


~ Have someone under the age of ten give you a haircut with sheep shears.


~ Sew the back pockets of your jeans on the front.


~ Lock yourself and your family in the house for six weeks. Tell them that at the end of the 6th week you are going to take them to Disney World for "liberty." At the end of the 6th week, inform them the trip to Disney World has been canceled because they need to get ready for an inspection, and it will be another week before they can leave the house.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

FW: Mission Opportunity - please forward

I’m having trouble sending out to groups of people due to my isp email limitations

Please forward this on to the group so that others may have something to consider for their summer vacations


Here’s something worth considering that I wanted to pass along for those who may have the time & or ability to go


Love Your Sister in Christ



-----Original Message-----
From: []
Tuesday, May 16, 2006 5:52 PM

Mission Opportunity is sending you this special message from Operation Blessing.

Dear Friends,

Operation Blessing is hosting teams and medical/dental professionals who want to serve in the New Orleans area. Food, lodging, and equipment are provided at no cost and we can house up to 250 volunteers at a time.

Now that FEMA and other groups are starting to pull out, the need for volunteer teams is even greater than before. Sign up a team today for a week this summer! Opportunities to volunteer with Operation Blessing in New Orleans are available through December 2006.

For more information, visit our volunteer page or download the volunteer flyer.

Thank you,

Scott Hill

National Volunteer Manager
Operation Blessing
Fax: 757.226.6173

P.S. Please feel free to forward this opportunity to others that might be interested.

Ph #: 757.226.3858
Fax: 757.226.6173





Saturday, May 20, 2006

History of the Triple Crown Winners

Today I’m taking $6.00 & going to try to win a bit of money gambling on the Preakness –

Geoff’s placing the bets for me when he goes down to see the race later today


Haven’t followed horseracing since I was a girl in high school after watching on TV & seeing Secretariat win back in 73;

 I like many other teenage girls who read Black Beauty & the Black Stallion series was in love with horses


I didn’t know what to do for picking a longshot to try to make the most of my little $6.00 –

back in JR & SR High I use to be able to list off who was related to who & could pick a winner but I’ve not thought in those terms since then


So my 3 picks for today each $2.00 to show / place are:

 Like Now who’s 12:1 – this horse I liked the numbers on; lots of top 3 spots for the number of races run

 Diabolical who’s 30:1 – this horse is simply due to me liking the fact that he’s an offspring of Seattle Slew

& Platinum Couple who’s 50:1 – this is pure heart story his pregnant daughter is going to the race & will name her twins depending upon the outcome of the race – also the number of races run & placed were pretty good for this horse compared to a few others & I liked the fact the owner & trainer are feeling confident that on dry track he’ll do better than the oddmakers are stating they spoke more positive about their own horse as opposed to the favorite horse – I like that kind of confidence


I seriously doubt that any of them will win but I don’t think that the top horse is as great as they’re making out

 well the stories of the 3 I picked are kind of fun & have more to do with how I feel rather than truly horse racing knowledge

I figure the $6.00 is simply gone like spending it on a movie ticket,

 but if any of the 3 actually pay out it’ll be kind of interesting & fun time so we’ll get to go out to dinner with the winnings

so I’ll know this evening if we’ll get to go out for steak & shrimp later on this week - History

Triple Crown Winners

       It is no longer necessary to prove that the Triple Crown is the most elusive prize in sports. It has been 27 years since Affirmed, the latest of eleven Thoroughbreds in history, achieved the prestigious feat in 1978. There have been but three Triple Crown winners since Citation in 1948.

      There was one spell, a quarter of a century, from Citation in 1948 until 1973, that brought talk of tinkering with the scheduling or devising some sort of relief to make the Triple Crown more accessible because it seemed it would never again be won. Then Secretariat came along and romped through the Derby, Preakness and Belmont in 1973.

      When Funny Cide lost the potential Triple Crown at the 2003 Belmont Stakes, a new time elapsed record was set. Six times in the last eight years a horse has gone to New York with a chance at a $5 million dollar bonus only to falter in the "Test of a Champion".

       The intriguing series of spring races is over 125 years old with the prize becoming available in 1875, with the first running of the Kentucky Derby, the last of the Triple Crown events to be introduced. The Preakness dates back to 1873, while the Belmont Stakes began in 1867.


Johnny Loftus, rider

Sir Barton
First Triple Crown Winner, 1919
Chestnut colt, 1916 by *Star Shoot—Lady Sterling, by
J. K. L. Ross, Owner
Madden and Gooch, Breeder
M. G. Bedwell, Trainer
A Genuine Iron Horse

      Sir Barton, a foal of 1916 bred by Preston Madden, was born too soon. He was never hailed as a Triple Crown winner because the feat had not been named when he swept the Derby,
Preakness and
Belmont Stakes in 1919. “Triple Crown” began appearing in print about 1936, far too late for Sir Barton.

      Commander J. K. L. Ross, who owned a farm in Maryland where the former Freestate harness track was located, purchased Sir Barton for $10,000 as a 2-year-old at Saratoga. Ross had an outstanding 3-year-old prospect in 1919 — Billy Kelly — but Sir Barton, his stablemate, who had never won a race, was started in the Derby as part of the Ross entry.

      Sir Barton broke on top in the Derby and never looked back. Perhaps more amazing, Sir Barton was immediately shipped to Pimlico because that year the Maryland classic was run on Wednesday, just four days after the Derby. Once again the unheralded Sir Barton galloped home by four lengths in a display of stamina. In the Belmont, he set an American record of 2:17 2/5 for the mile and three-eighths, the distance then.

Gallant Fox
Second Triple Crown Winner, 1930

Bay colt, 1927 by *Sir Gallahad III—Marguerite, by Celt
Belair Stud, Owner-Breeder
James Fitzsimmons, Trainer
Fox of Belair

Earle Sande, rider                                          Keeneland-Cook Photo

      Gallant Fox was bred and raced by William Woodward.

      The son of Sir Gallahad III had a medicore 2-year-old season winning but two stakes. It was hardly an indication of his 3-yearold superiority. After capturing the Wood Memorial, Gallant Fox swept the Preakness, Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in that order. He is the only Triple Crown winner to win the Preakness week before the Derby.

      Later as a 3-year-old he captured the Dwyer Stakes, Arlington Classic, Saratoga Cup, Lawrence Realization and the Jockey Club Gold Cup. The “Fox of Belair” was retired for breeding after his 3-year-old campaign, which netted $308,275, a single season record then.

      Gallant Fox sired the winners of more than ninety races
before his death in 1954 a
t the age of 27. His most famous son
Omaha, the 1935 Triple Crown winner. Omaha enabled him
to become the only Triple Crown winner to sire a victor in the
Derby, Preakness, Belmont series.

Third Triple Crown Winner, 1935

Chestnut colt, 1932, by Gallant Fox—Flambino, by *Wrack
Belair Stud, Owner-Breeder
James Fitzsimmons, Trainer
Like Father, Like Son

Willie Saunders, rider                                   Bert Morgan Photo

      Omaha was born in Kentucky in 1932, just two years after
his sire, Gallant Fox, had won the Triple Crown. As a weanling, he was sen
t to Belair in Maryland where he was broken as a yearling and turned over to trainer Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons.

      The William Woodward owned and bred colt, like his sire,
was not overly impressive a
t two but improved with age. After
a third in the Wood Memorial, he set sail for the Triple Crown.
Nellie Flag, a filly, was favored in the
Derby but Omaha rallied and won by a length and a half. The Preakness was more of a romp as he won by six lengths. He became the third Triple Crown winner with a length and a half victory in the Belmont.

      Omaha is the only Triple Crown winner to race abroad.
Woodward sent him to
England at four. After taking two secondary stakes, Omaha just missed winning the Ascot Gold Cup.


Charles Kurtsinger, rider                                      C. C. Cook Photo

War Admiral
Fourth Triple Crown Winner, 1937

Brown colt, 1934, by Man o’ War—Brushup, by Sweep
Glen Riddle Farm, Owner
S. D. Riddle, Breeder
George Conway, Trainer
Little Admiral

      War Admiral was a smaller copy of his illustrious sire, Man
War. Although he stood only 15.2 hands, War Admiral was Man
War’s best offspring. Owned and bred by Sam Riddle, who
Man O’ War, War Admiral reached his peak as a 3-year-old
so-so 2-year-old season.

      At three, War Admiral, who prepped in Maryland for the
Crown, recorded a perfect eight-for-eight year.

      In the Derby, War Admiral led from flag to finish, but
Preakness produced one of the most memorable battles in
Crown history. Pompoon and War Admiral ran head-to-head
the top of the stretch. A
t the wire, it was War Admiral by a head.

      The Belmont Stakes proved to be War Admiral’s easiest victory in the Triple Crown despite his stumbling at the start.
fall of 1937, War Admiral won the first Pimlico Special and
named Horse of the Year.

      In all, War Admiral won 21 of 26 starts and finished out
money only one time.


Eddie Arcaro, rider                       Bert Morgan Photo

Fifth Triple Crown Winner, 1941

Chestnut colt, 1938, by *Blenheim II—Dustwhirl, by Sweep
Calumet Farm, Owner-Breeder
B. A. Jones, Trainer
Calumet Star In ’41

      Once Trainer Ben Jones solved Whirlaway’s bewildering habit
of running extremely wide on the turns, there was no stopping
Calumet colt sired by Blenheim II. Jones devised a special
blinker for the chestnut colt just in time for the 1941

      With Eddie Arcaro riding, Whirlaway made a dramatic stretch
run at Churchill Downs to set a new time record as he ran the
mile and a quarter in 2.01 2/5 and won by eight lengths.

      A week later, Whirlaway again came from far back to
roll home in the Preakness by five and a half lengths. Arcaro
described his Preakness experience like “riding a tornado.” Only
two challenged him in the
Belmont and Whirlaway won racing’s
fifth Triple Crown and was the first of four in the 1940’s.

      Whirlaway, who won five other stakes in addition to the
Triple Crown in 1941, was named Horse of the Year. He repeated
for the title the following season when he accounted for eleven
stakes. Whirlaway was retired at five after he pulled up lame after
his second race in 1943. In all, he made 60 starts, won 32 races
and was out of the money only four times.

Count Fleet
Sixth Triple Crown Winner, 1943

Brown colt, 1940, by Reigh Count—Quickly, by Haste
Mrs. John D. Hertz, Breeder-Owner
D. J. Cameron, Trainer
Speed to Spare

Johnny Longden, rider                                 Bert Clark Thayer Photo

      Count Fleet shot like a meteor across the racing stage when World War II was raging in 1942 and 1943. After winning ten of fifteen starts as a 2-year-old, he was all but conceded the Triple Crown after being complimented with 132 pounds in the Experimental Handicap ratings.

       A son of Reigh Count, the 1928 Derby winner, and foaled by Quickly by Haste, Count Fleet carried the colors of Mrs. John D. Hertz, wife of the Chicago taxicab executive. A striking brown colt, Count Fleet was hailed as a successor to Man O’ War by some after his perfect six for six 3-year-old season.

       The war-time ban on racing in Florida forced Count Fleet to train at Oaklawn Park in preparation for his 3-year-old campaign. In the Triple Crown, Count Fleet, with Johnny Longden riding, found little opposition. He galloped in the Derby, captured the Preakness with only three challengers by eight lengths, and then, after taking the Withers, annexed the Triple Crown with a 25-length triumph in the Belmont Stakes.

Seventh Triple Crown Winner, 1946

Chestnut colt, 1943, by Bold Venture—Igual, by Equipoise
King Ranch, Owner-Breeder
M. Hirsch, Trainer
Surprise in 1946


Warren Mehrtens, rider                                        Bert Morgan Photo

      Assault, the seventh Triple Crown winner, overcame long
odds against his feet in 1946.

       To start with, his dam, Iqual, sired by Equipoise, never raced. She was sickly as a foal and never recovered sufficiently to stand the rigors of training. Her first two foals were not notable. Her third, Assault, sired by Bold Venture, the 1936 Derby winner, had the misfortune to step on a surveyor’s stake at the King Ranch in Texas where he was born.

       The hoof healed but Assault had a tendency to favor the foot, making it appear that he was crippled. His trainer, Max Hirsch, at first thought the colt would not train because of his crooked foot.  Assault was not impressive at two, winning only two races. Even  after taking the Experimental Handicap and Wood Memorial at three, he went off at 8–1 odds in the Derby.

       Favored in the Preakness, Assault won by a neck, after holding a four length advantage with an eighth mile to go. Then jockey Warren Mehrtens changed his tactics in the Belmont, reserving the colt and charging from behind to win by three lengths.

Eddie Arcaro, rider                                                 NYRA Photo

Eighth Triple Crown Winner, 1948

Bay colt, 1945, by Bull Lea—*Hydroplane II, by Hyperion
Calumet Farm, Breeder-Owner
H. A. Jones, Trainer
Racing’s First Millionaire

       Citation, from Calumet Farm, capped the glorious ’40’s
decade — the most glamorous in Triple Crown lore as four horses
attained sport’s most elusive prize.

       There is little argument that the bay colt by Bull Lea —
Hydroplane II by Hyperion, was the greatest horse of the ’40’s.
Some observers believe he was the most accomplished horse
ever to race, even superior to Man O’ War. This debate probably
will never be settled. Certainly he is on everyone’s list of top
Thoroughbreds in history.

       Big Cy, although bred in Kentucky by Warren Wright, made
his debut in
Maryland, winning his first start at Havre de Grace in
1947. Later that year he captured the Pimlico Futurity on his way
to an 8 for 9 year a
t two.

       As a 3-year-old, Citation went 19 for 20. His only loss occurred
at Havre de Grace in a sprint race he should not have lost. He
was carried wide by a tiring horse and finished second to Saggy
in the
Chesapeake Trial.

       The Triple Crown was hardly a challenge for Citation.
His only real opposition in the
Derby came from his stablemate
Coaltown. Only three horses challenged him in the
Preakness and the Belmont was also easily accomplished.

Ron Turcotte, rider                                Maryland Jockey Club Photo

Ninth Triple Crown Winner, 1973

Chestnut colt, 1970, by Bold Ruler—Somethingroyal, by *Princequillo
Meadow Stable, Breeder-Owner
Lucien Laurin, Trainer
After 25 Years—Secretariat

      Secretariat, often described as the perfect horse in appearance
with his resplendent chestnut coat, might have been horse
racing’s greatest ambassador of the 20th century. The massive
Virginia-bred colt from the Meadow Stable of Helen “Penny”
Chenery, made a shambles of the Triple Crown in 1973.

       Before he was nominated for the Triple Crown, Secretariat
recorded a first — the first 2-year-old ever to be voted Horse of
the Year. The son of Bold Ruler-Somethingroyal was a full-fledged
celebrity well in advance of his Triple Crown heroics, having
been syndicated for a then record $6,080,000 early in his 3-yearold

       In the Kentucky Derby, he set a record for the mile and a
quarter, running the distance in 1.59-2/5. In a powerful move
from last on the clubhouse turn, Secretariat captured the
Preakness with ease. In the Belmont Stakes, Secretariat put on an
awesome show, winning by 31 lengths to gain the Triple Crown,
a prize which had gone unclaimed for a quarter of a century.

Seattle Slew
Tenth Triple Crown Winner, 1977

Dark brown colt, 1974, by Bold Reasoning—My Charmer, by Poker
Mrs. Karen Taylor, Owner
Ben S. Castleman, Breeder
William H. Turner, Trainer
Bargain Buy

Jean Cruguet, rider                                Maryland Jockey Club Photo

       Seattle Slew holds an unique Triple Crown record.

       The grandson of Bold Ruler is the only Thoroughbred in history to capture the Triple Crown with an unbeaten record. After the Triple Crown, Seattle Slew lost only three of seventeen career starts on his way to total earnings of $1,208,727.

       Bred in Kentucky by Ben S. Castleman, Seattle Slew was purchased at the bargain price of $17,500 at a Kentucky yearling auction by Mickey Taylor for his wife Karen, in whose silks the son of Bold Reasoning raced.

       Veterinarian Dr. James Hill and his wife Sally shared ownership of Seattle Slew. It was Hill who had recommended the purchase of the colt. Seattle Slew was named the 2-year-old champion in 1976 and Horse of the Year as well as the top 3-year-old in 1977. William H. “Billy” Turner, Jr., a former steeplechase rider from Monkton, Md. was only 37 when he trained Seattle Slew to his 2- and 3-year-old championships.

       Seattle Slew was retired for breeding in 1979 after being syndicated for $12 million.

Eleventh Triple Crown Winner, 1978

Chestnut colt, 1975, by Exclusive Native—Won’t Tell You,
by Crafty Admiral
Harbor View Farm, Owner-Breeder
Lazaro S. Barrera, Trainer
Toughest Triple Crown

Steve Cauthen, rider                     Maryland Jockey Club Photo

       Affirmed became the last Triple Crown winner in 1978 and it was not easy. Affirmed’s combined margin of victory in the Triple Crown was less than two lengths — 11/2 lengths in the Derby, a neck in the Preakness and a head in the Belmont. Amazingly, each time it was Alydar, battling him to the wire. The Florida-bred colt — the first from that state to win the Triple Crown — raced for the Harbor View Farm of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wolfson.

       Affirmed won 22 of his 29 career starts, earning $2,393,818.
The chestnut son of Exclusive Native, was named Horse of the
Year twice as well as 3-year-old champion in 1978. As a 4-year-old he captured seven stakes and beat out Spectacular Bid for Horse of the Year honors. After his 4-year-old campaign he was retired to Spendthrift Farm and syndicated for $14.4 million.


Monday, May 08, 2006

My admin area - Amateur Funs

ok byron was signing up on the eve of our wedding anniversary digipics of me giving him a bl0wj0b that we've taken the past few times that he's been here

ok why is he posting pics of us rather than being here with me to have actual sex?
why in posting the pics it's like he's bragging but he can't won't discuss with me about our sex life?
why is he unable or unwilling to try out some fun things & do some really fun exporation things? I mean our sex life has been boring due to him not being able to or unwiling to discuss it & being willing or able to

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Friday, May 05, 2006

Restore Ministries: FREE Resources To Read and/or Print

This is some valuable information about what is "Standing" for your Marriage
It's great to know that there are success stories out there

Restore Ministries: FREE Resources To Read and/or Print

Barnes & Noble University

Free online course -
Something Free (hey I can afford FREE) & Fun to do while "getting a life" as they say in the "Standing Circles"

How to Read a Film
Understand the components that go into making a film, and learn to talk like a director.

Barnes & Noble University