The Free Play:

On selected racing days, Dr. Jim Park or his son Kevin, will choose a race to handicap. We will give you their analyses, and selections at the bottom of the page. We are certain that you will find this area very insightful.
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Kevin Park's Play of the day:
Friday June 14 2024

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2020 Kentucky Derby Day Quickgaps:
*******  10 WINNERS, 5 DAILY DOUBLES, 4 NICE PICK 3'S, 1 PICK 4 $2,415.60 !!!!

2021 Preakness: #6 $25.70 Win $10.10 Place Exacta 6/5 $98.60 Tri $324.40
2023 Kentucky Oaks Quickgaps 2-10-3-14-8
"BINGO!" 14/3/2 Kevin's key #14 $22.70 W $10.10 P Exacta $403.10 (Tri $7,571.40)

Potpourri 5196    "It's A Mad, Mad World ..."The Butterfly Effect? "      #376
Comedy Lane will return. This blog is posted here for 4 days.
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"The Butterfly Effect - Our 2020's World?"                Part #12.
"Very tiny changes to a system can bring about large changes in the future."
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Butterfly Effects Due To The World's Perception Of Joe Biden (Continued)
A. The Withdrawal From Afghanistan
President Biden's Approval Ratings through the first seven months of
2021 were quite favorable. They hovered in the mid-sixties. His first real
test on the World Stage came in August. Trump's previous administration
had told Taliban chieftains that the U.S. troops would pull out of
Afghanistan in 2021 if no Americans were harmed. Joe Biden wisely moved
Trump's promised "get out of Dodge date" back to the end of August.
Joe also believed that America had been tied up in "Nation Building" in
that country for too long. It was time to go.
Unwisely, Biden and his Generals underestimated the amount of time needed to
secure and prepare for a successful departure from Kabul. They overestimated
the Afghan Army's will to fight and hold back the Taliban while American and
Allied troops were leaving. The U.S. military and the Afghan Govt. spent years
training over 165,000 of those soldiers. When the Taliban came, they folded
like a cheap skirt, surrendered, or hid. Afghan President Ghani fled
the country and has denied taking "bags of money" with him.
Joe Biden's "Afghanistan Withdrawal Plan" turned out to be a half-baked,
poorly conceived, unmitigated "disaster." Biden's Generals ignored the
"Rules of Conduct" that Trump had negotiated for the Taliban to comply with
For instance, the Taliban were supposed to remain outside of Kabul's city limits.
They didn't. Instead, they rushed in and commandeered all roads leading to the
airport. They would decide who would enter or leave Kabul and who wouldn't.
Also Trump had told the Taliban that America would be keeping a presence in
Afghanistan by occupying the Bagram Air Base. Joe Biden ignored that agreement.
Instead, his team left $80 Billion worth of U.S. Military equipment at that
base and its surrounding area. That made the Taliban rebels the best
equipped "terrorists" on the planet.
With the Taliban in charge of the perimeter of Kabul's airport, airlifts were
needed to bring U.S. Embassy staff out to safety. Ultimately flight evacuations
were able to successfully get out over 120,000 Afghans who worked as support
staff for the U.S. during the 20 years of nation building. Unfortunately,
tens of thousands were left behind and many are still in hiding.
No one expected even the best thought out "Withdrawal Plan" to go
without hitches. However, the World saw several saddening videos of
frightened Afghanis trying to flee their country by clinging to the sides of
moving transport planes as they moved down the runways. Any who managed
to hang on soon fell from great heights to their deaths.
August 26, 2021 saw more "terror" at the Kabul airport. A "suicide bomber"
got past Taliban gate security (???). 183 people were killed. That number
included 13 American Marines. Their remains were brought home.
As their flag draped coffins were being deplaned, Joe Biden and his
wife Jill stood silently on the runway. Gold Star Parents were also in
attendance. Rather boorishly, Joe glanced at his watch several times
during that short reception. Those parents are still very angry about that.
Nightmare "Butterfly Effects" from that "Withdrawal" are still unfolding.
Joe Biden's Approval Ratings on the home front dropped like a brick.
His geopolitical status among international leaders plummeted.      Continued
(Canada's evacuations were at Kandahar. Only 2 planeloads of refugees
were able to escape under the compressed Biden timeline.)

(Readers have permission to copy and e-mail any of my blogs to acquaintances.)

Video ---->"Biden's Poorly Planned Afghanistan Withdrawal"





The Gapfire Free Play Area   Friday June 14 2024
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For Thursday's Race 5 at Woodbine our Quickgaps were 4-6-1-5.
Result:  "Yes!" 5/4/6 Quickgap #5 $8.20 Win Kevin's Exacta $42.30 (Tri $110.50).
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For Friday's Race 12 at Belmont @ Saratoga our Quickgaps were 6-4-9-3-7.
Result:  "Yes!" 9/3/2 #9 $3.50 Win Kevin's Exacta $25.80.
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For Saturday's Race 8 at Belmont @ Saratoga our Quickgaps were 3-7-4-5-9.
Result:  "Yes!" Kevin's key #7 Prince of Monaco $3.40 P (No Ex 1/7/10).
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For Sunday's Race 9 at Woodbine our Quickgaps were 8-9-3-6.
Result:  "Yes!" Kevin's key #3 Blackteca $6.20 P (No Ex 10/3/6).
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For Thursday's Race 8 at Woodbine our Quickgaps were 5-4-8-(2-7).
Kevin played 1 Betting Unit Win and 3 Units Place on #8 Mo Twilight
and Exactas 5-7-8/2-3-4-5-7-8.

Result:  "Yes!" 7/8/3 Kevin's key #8 $2.40 P Ex $12.30 (Tri $44.60).
Kevin will post a play for Friday by 1 pm EDT. Best luck at the ponies!
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