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Barry Irwin (1684 Views)
Posted by: TGJB (IP Logged)
Date: April 28, 2002 06:01PM

Because I don't have much to do today and the Mets are in a rain delay, I'm going to post a recent comment from the Ragozin site by Barry Irwin(Team Valor)about Guppie's Secret, and my reply(I've actually condensed two of my posts into one). The string was deleted a couple of hours later.

:This horse serves as an indication that it is one thing to pick out horses for a client and quite another thing to pick them out and manage them for one's own account.

Well, well. Is this the same Mr. Irwin who's post about me the day after 9/11 was in such exquisite taste that even the Ragozin office felt compelled to delete it? Only a cynic would think you are posting this here because you know my response will be deleted. Me, I just think you posted here because you don't know we have a website of our own, which is of course where this belongs, and where my response will stay up.

For starters, I buy and manage horses for clients, not for myself-- the only difference is that Rising Graph is a partnership we put together. I could list some of the 65 horses we have bought for clients that have gone on to win stakes for them(66 if First Again wins at Sportsman's tomorrow), but I've got a better idea. On our website we have posted a study of all horses bought on our advice for a 5 year period, showing purchase price, time period owned, earnings, and disposition(syndications, resale, etc.). Why not show me up by posting an equivalent study for Team Valor? You can put it up on my website, and I won't take it down.

When we first started to put together the partnership, we put a questionaire up on the site to gauge interest. We included a section where respondees could give comments of any kind. Several, unsolicited, decided to use this as a forum to vent about their negative experiences with Team Valor. If you would like I could post them.

Incidentally, Barry, Guppie came out of the race with very sore shins and won't be running for about 3 months.

But maybe you have a recent purchase for about what we paid($100k)that we could go head to head with, comparing results? Let me know.

By the way, I liked your article in Blood Horse.


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