First Post: Thursday, January 4, 2018

As we do on this date every year, we pause to remember the events that took place outside Chase, Md., on Jan. 4, 1987.

It was that black second of swirling chaos, the moment when it could have gone either way, praying for deliverance. The journey was over, yet one heartbeat later, it continued.

Or something like that.

Still in the game, with worse (and better!) events taking place long after that time 31 yrs. ago. But, yea, verily, still in the game. Maktub. The Universe does things to yourself. Nobody gets away from The Universe. Maktub.

N.B. Light snow today in Chase, Md., high temp of 25°F. Also, even 31 years later, the name Rick Gates continues to invade the news feeds, albeit a different Rick Gates. Apologies to any innocent, less-notorious gentlemen named Rick Gates happening to read this. Finally, after viewing the programme embedded in the lede, we offer an everlasting thank-you to the residents of Chase, Md., and all the first responders. Thank you.

Fleet Frontrunners
NONE

Reliable Ralliers
NONE

Favorable Faves*
Fair Grounds 1, 2
Gulf 5
*-morning-line faves only; adjusted for inflation

Freakazoid Factories
Gulf 2, 8

YESTERDAY’s Fine Finishes
PennNat 8
-High-Octane Chancers doin’ it exclusively with All-In-One V6 and its LifeLiner Speed Column analysis and LifeLiner Spread Column analysis, without regard to operational definitions of faves or freakazoids; thank you!

Still in the game. Thanks for playing along with us. Honest.

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