I wanted to thank RD for his wonderful contributions to HI. I often wonder how he keeps up with all these kids and their families. The information from Richard is always right on target, timely and straight from folks who he trusts (and who trusts him). Recently a poster made a horrible snide remark to Richard that was uncalled for and ugly. This person has no respect from other posters prior to the post I mentioned so it was no surprise. The quick response from this board to refute the post and support Richard made me smile. Richard took a week off recently but frequently contributed because he cares. Thanks Richard, you are much appreciated.
RD is a good dude.
I have been a big fan of Senor Davenport for many years. He is the best. Thank you for always doing what you do Senor Davenport.
Thanks RD…We do appreciate you and know how difficult your job is.
Glad you posted this, LD. Richard has earned his way and we are fortunate to have his work on this forum.
RD is the s***!!! Excuse my French but he’s honestly a great guy and I appreciate everything he does for her
Thanks for the kind words. You just have to take the good and the bad.
I felt guilty taking off when I did. I told my wife that but I made the best of the situation. With the portal, spring visits and all. the window to take off is very narrow. I made the decision to take off because I wanted to meet Afleet Alex before he passed way. He’s 22 years old and thoroughbreds live to be 25-30 max so I made the decision to go to Lexington and see him and attend the spring meet at Keenland.
Not saying this because anyone criticized my vacation but just to say I knew it came at a time when things could’ve been crazy busy but luckily it wasn’t too bad.
What was that like to meet him?
Needless to say, it was a thrill for me. Megan is a very casual horse racing fan but she really enjoyed meeting him too. The barn he’s housed in was built for 500K in the 1980’s, so he’s living well.
I’ve talked to Afleet’s trainer, Tim Ritchie and jockey Jeremy Rose along with Randy Moss for a story that’s scheduled to run the week of the Preakness. I also talked to Jorge at the farm and he told me he’s replayed the 2005 Preakness on his phone next to Afleet’s stall so some of the tourists could see what made him so great. He said both times Afleet perked up both times and looked towards him like he remembered that race.
Beautiful. Sometimes it’s good to meet your heroes, RD.
Add my voice in uplifting RD’s value to the board.
That is so cool! I’ve been close to the horses on Arkansas Derby Day and they are memorable. Young, confident, beautiful, majestic as they walk by heading out on the track.
Yep RD is the best …we are very lucky to have him… appreciate all you do brother
Besides all the things you have mentioned, what separates RD from some other recruiting guys I follow is that RD tells it like it is. Obviously he is a Razorback fan, but I don’t sense even a hint of homerism in him when it comes to reporting on recruits and our coaches. If he says something, count on it.
One of the key reasons to be a member of this forum.
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