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Message from the end bar stool

Updated: January 7, 2013, 4:26 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

Jan. 7, 2013.

Open Letter to the Owners of Inexpensive Claimers:

I don't like Open Letters. They run toward being self-serving and cheesy.

But this is an emergency.

Last week, Thursday the 3rd of January to be specific, an 82-1 horse beat me out of enough money to cure most of what concerned me.

I of course had the one that ran second at something like 15-1, which is the way traumatic races pan out. You're never next to last when one from beyond left field wins. ...

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