After the Good Friday Tornado swept through St. Louis last spring, a few friends got together to help move debris from Crowe Dog’s house.  And by debris, I mean trees.

I know I’ve written about our cleanup efforts previously, but I’ve yet to mention ‘The Chainsaw Incident of 2011’.

Here’s the short version.

Tom bought a chainsaw the day after the storm. The following week, Crowe Dog borrowed Tom’s truck. Later that same day, me and Crowe Dog went on a beer run in Tom’s truck. The chainsaw was in the back of the truck. When we got back to Crowe Dog’s, the chainsaw was no longer in the back of Tom’s truck.

The two of them have since reached a settlement. I stayed out of it. But I choose to break my silence now because I’ve found something to put closure on this subject once and for all.

Chainsaw is entered on August 5, 2011 at FAIRMOUNT PARK.

Race: 2 – 7:58 PM  Second Half Daily Double / Exacta / 50 Cent Trifecta (Minimum $2.00 Wager) $1.00 Pick 3 (Races 2-3-4)


Purse: $ 4,000. For Maidens, Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 116 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000. One Mile.

And I think there’s something we can all agree on – a horse that’s been plodding along in Maiden Special Weight races and then shows early speed when moved to the Maiden Claiming ranks can be a great handicapping angle.

Update: Chainsaw finished 5th beaten by 32 1/4 lengths, on August 5, 2011, at FAIRMOUNT PARK in Race 2. Off odds: 2.20

One is one too many
One more is never enough