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Re: Barry Irwin (1090 Views)
Posted by: Tim B. (IP Logged)
Date: April 30, 2002 10:02PM

I have no comments on CensoredJim, whoever that is, other than that his comments are good at times, comical at times, and annoying at times (probably like all of ours).

As far as Barry Irwin is concerned, he seems like a total jackass. Does anyone remember when Captain Bodgit was one of the favorites for the Derby? ESPN did a great 1-hour Outside The Lines that aired a few days after the big race in which they showed behind-the-scenes footage of a Derby jockey, trainer, and owner the week of the Derby (don't recall the rider, Zito was the trainer, and Barry Irwin was the owner).

Anyway, they showed Barry Irwin at a huge party the night before the Derby that also included all the Team Valor ownership partners and their families of Captain Bodgit. Irwin actually had the gall to tell certain minority owners that they WOULD NOT be allowed to get into the winners' circle after the Derby, because there simply wasn't enough room for everyone. Pretty nice, huh? Put up good money to own a horse, travel across the country and don't even get to fully-enjoy the moment!

Not only that....it was a bit strange to hear him making these executive decisions considering Capt. Bodgit hadn't actually WON yet. Perhaps he could have saved an awkward moment or two if he would have waited for the Derby to actually conclude.

I didn't bet Capt. Bodgit that year (I think I lost my money on Free House), but after seeing this ESPN show I was even happier that Capt. Bodgit lost, and the more narrow the defeat, the better. I have rooted against Team Valor horses ever since then.



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Barry Irwin (1716 Views) TGJB 04/28/2002 06:01PM
Re: Barry Irwin (1071 Views) Frank 04/28/2002 07:42PM
Re: Barry Irwin (1151 Views) TGJB 04/28/2002 07:49PM
Re: Barry Irwin (1117 Views) CensoredJim 04/29/2002 01:51PM
Re: Barry Irwin (1061 Views) TGJB 04/29/2002 04:17PM
Re: Barry Irwin (1090 Views) Tim B. 04/30/2002 10:02PM
Re: Barry Irwin (1079 Views) Mark O'Keeffe 04/30/2002 10:32PM
Re: Barry Irwin (1111 Views) NotAnOpenForum 05/01/2002 06:14AM
Re: Barry Irwin (1030 Views) TGJB 05/01/2002 04:38PM


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