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Looking Back to Tavern Talk (04/11/13)

Posted Thursday, April 11, 2013



                            Looking Back to Tavern Talk                                         

                                                 By Mike Paradise                                              

  Through the late 1990s and the early 2000s this son of Abercrombie was a very successful and popular horse on the Chicago circuit when he campaigned for the Brian Pinske Stable.

  Tavern Talk would end his career with 42 victories and earnings of $638,914 with a good portion of that amount coming when he raced Illinoisans Roger and Dawn Sampson (Lake Zurich), Robert Murray (Coal City) and the late Brian Pinske (Beecher).

  In his 2-year-old season Tavern Talk won his Breeders Crown elimination before going unplaced in the final. As a 3-year-old he amassed over $160,000. He took his Motor City elimination before finishing second in that Hazel Park Final. He was also second in the Nate Christie Championship at Stampede Park

  Tavern Talk’s best year came at the age of four when he won a dozen races and earned $187,000. Each of those 12 of those season victories came in the Chicago circuit’s Free For All ranks, eight at Maywood and the other four Balmoral.

 Tavern Talk would add another nine victories in 2000 and all came in the top-level conditioned paces on the circuit and in Free For All’s with Dean Magee as his regular driver.

  Longshot Delivers: Mike’s Price Shots hit with the 8-1 longshot Gencor Z Tam in Wednesday’s third race at Balmoral. John Roberts drove the $19.60 winner.

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