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Old 05-19-2009, 03:29 PM   #1
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Larry King's interesting tale

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/book...ack/index.html
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:53 PM   #2
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So, the moral of the story is....when things are really going bad for you, you're down and out, broke beyond broke...BET IT ALL AT THE TRACK!
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:32 PM   #3
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Great story. I hear Frankel has a similar one in which he wins $20k to get his start as a trainer... Maybe others here know.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:43 PM   #4
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Sounds like he had a pretty good nicotine addiction.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:43 PM   #5
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:59 PM   #6
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BFD. Everyone has a story. This monkey feces has made so much doing so little ala Oompa and Dr Swill.

His idea now of winning 8K is prolly betting 4K on even money.

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Old 05-19-2009, 05:08 PM   #7
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" A friend called up and told me to start living like a human being again.

He invited me to the track"

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Old 05-19-2009, 05:25 PM   #8
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Hey, like Larry King or not, (I don't), that is a fantastic story!
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:46 PM   #9
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His idea now of winning 8K is prolly betting 4K on even money.
I will take it !
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:53 PM   #10
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I have one problem with that story. Did they have trifectas back in 1971?

I think he could have won $8k without the tri, so I'm not doubting his big day, I'm wondering about his memory.
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:02 PM   #11
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Down and out? he said the valet called him Mr. King...the valet knows a down and outer by his name? Now, that's a first.
I don't know why I even read that...I cannot stand Larry King...the only redeeming quality he has is he does like horse racing.
Just my personal opinion of the man....
as for Bobby Frankle getting his 'start up' cash...I'd beleive that in a NY minute...because he always gave me good 'tips' back in the day....so, that wouldn't surprise me one bit.
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:11 PM   #12
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I have one problem with that story. Did they have trifectas back in 1971?

I think he could have won $8k without the tri, so I'm not doubting his big day, I'm wondering about his memory.
Larry's been known to embelish (read that word as you will) his stories. The most well known of his embelishments was how he was tight with Sandy Kofax. Sandy simply said he didn't know the guy when asked. Good story but honestly I don't believe it.
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:31 PM   #13
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back in the late 70's early 80's I had a 2nd job that was a third shift gig as a mall cop 3-4 nights a week. Just drive around the mall and punch the clock. I listened to King's radio show late night every week. He used to tell some stories like this about betting at tracks in Fla. He would often take a call from a race track buddy about a nice score..........he was good on radio back then.......
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:36 PM   #14
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ask him to replay his "carvel" icecream story w/ sandy kofax as a teenager
as he "played" it on the radio in the 70's. "3 scoops for 10 cents" or close
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Larry's been known to embelish (read that word as you will) his stories. The most well known of his embelishments was how he was tight with Sandy Kofax. Sandy simply said he didn't know the guy when asked. Good story but honestly I don't believe it.
I used to listen to him almost nightly when I was in my late teens and early 20's. I was born in 1961, so you figure it out. Got him on a Buffalo channel. Used to love it when he used to open up the airwaves to the kooks at 3 AM.

Still wondering if anyone here can verify when triactors started in North America.
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