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DeanT
01-15-2011, 10:02 PM
Saturday, January 15, 2011

Horseplayer Rich Bauer to be Remembered at Tampa on February 13th


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_CG5TVR2hGjE/TL4wUQJ6awI/AAAAAAAAASs/fmf_Vzj9j8Q/s320/obit_292_1287519278045.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_CG5TVR2hGjE/TL4wUQJ6awI/AAAAAAAAASs/fmf_Vzj9j8Q/s320/obit_292_1287519278045.jpg)Richard Bauer, long time horseplayer and one of the original members of HANA, passed away in October of last year.

Richard, a US Navy veteran, was survived by his wife of 47 years, Karen Metzger Bauer; one daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Doug Dunne; two grandchildren, Kylie Dunne and Trevor Dunne, all of PA; and one sister and brother-in-law; Judie and Frank Armijo, AZ.

Each winter, Rich would make a trip to Tampa to spend a week or so playing the ponies. This year, sadly, that will not be happening. However, HANA Treasurer Theresia will be attending this February, and she contacted Peter Berube (who knew Rich).

Thanks to the good folks at Tampa: Race 7 on February 13th, 2011 will be in memory of Rich.

In addition, HANA, on behalf of members will be donating a check to "TROT" (http://www.tampatrot.org/) a Tampa based horse retirement called Thoroughbred Retirement of Tampa Inc, in Rich's name.

Rich had tons of friends and was very well known, so if you can pass this along to them, please do. If you would like to join Theresia for the race and honor and remember Rich, please email her at skip.away@yahoo.com.

Zaf
01-15-2011, 10:48 PM
:ThmbUp: :ThmbUp: :ThmbUp: :ThmbUp:

That is awesome ! What a nice tribute to a really great guy !

Z

PaceAdvantage
01-15-2011, 11:02 PM
I second that emotion... :ThmbUp:

Dave Schwartz
01-16-2011, 12:22 AM
I knew Dick for... well, back when I could call him "Dick;" about 20 years.

He was one of those guys who meant what he said and said what he meant.


Dave

highnote
01-16-2011, 12:54 AM
Richard was a maverick! :ThmbUp:

bigmack
01-16-2011, 05:51 AM
Nice touch.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/macktime/bauer.jpg

DeanT
01-16-2011, 12:45 PM
I believe that was your photo Mack? Or you found it.

We thought about using that or not using it. But a picture says 1000 words. When I look at the obit post on the blog and see that, it makes me remember all our email exchanges and everything else - even when he was sick and did not tell me. Strong guy, and Dave put it perfectly above. I'll remember him for a long time, that is guaranteed.

I don't know, but that picture captures him perfectly I thought.

Spiderman
01-16-2011, 01:07 PM
A very good man, indeed. We exchanged views, mostly in agreement, on another racing-related website. Dick introduced me to PA.

Now I have a target date for first-time visit to Tampa Bay. I encourage all to make a donation to TROT.

CincyHorseplayer
01-16-2011, 05:08 PM
I only knew Rich from on here but he always made time for me when I had a question.Nice move:ThmbUp:

Ian Meyers
01-31-2011, 09:34 PM
When I look at the obit post on the blog and see that, it makes me remember all our email exchanges and everything else - even when he was sick and did not tell me.

I can't bear to delete his phone number from my speed dial. I didn't speak to him often but when we did we'd speak for a long time, about everything. He never mentioned a word about his illness....

DeanT
01-31-2011, 10:45 PM
The more his friends talk about him the more that does not seem to surprise me Ian.

Thanks for replying. It's reminds me to send out an email or two about the day. Mark it on the calendar! We can all watch the race and bet a few bucks. It's sure to be a good race.

dylbert
02-01-2011, 12:30 AM
A most fitting honor to our departed friend... Rich & I exchanged emails several times on various horse racing topics. He was always willing to share his knowledge. I miss competing with him in Inner Track Pick 4 contest this winter.

DeanT
02-13-2011, 03:24 PM
Race 7 today reminder: Rich Bauer's race. Please watch the race and the presentation if you were a friend of Rich's.

DeanT
02-13-2011, 04:17 PM
I think I will try and 9-6, 10's and 6,10 with 9's and hope for a little score.

cj
02-13-2011, 04:19 PM
8 horse for me. Have fun those that are there, Rich would have.

BillW
02-13-2011, 04:21 PM
6/1,4,5 here

DeanT
02-13-2011, 04:41 PM
Rich woulda bet Lori Smock and been laughing at us for not taking the 5-1 :)

Thanks to TB for making this happen.

Theresia reports that she gave the check to Peter Berube for the horse retirement farm on behalf of Richard.

Dean