It's hard for me to believe, but The Turk, and my sidekick buddy, The Little Turk, are celebrating our second anniversary of internet handicapping and adventure. 12,826 visitors have stopped by for a cup of coffee and some good jaw boning with the old Turk, a small number compared to my esteemed colleagues at the Thoroughbred Bloggers Alliance, but I appreciate each and every reader I have and I hope I have done a good job of entertaining and providing food for thought on the various races we handicap for you.
I'd like to thank Geno from Equispace and congratulate him as well. I found Equispace sort of by accident in September 2008 as I was mindlessly surfing away in O'Hare Airport. It dawned on me as I read his blog that this was something I'd like to try myself. On a whim I wrote a letter to Geno and he graciously responded. The small world that it is, Geno actually lives no more than 15 miles from my house. He gave me some suggestions and The Turk was born soon after. Geno was just named to the Board of Directors of ThoroFan, a great fan driven horse racing organization and they are better now by association with him.
I'd also like to remember the Happy Handicapper, Mr. Bob Summers, who passed away just a few short weeks ago. His writings, and his use of the clumsy third person writing style, was an inspiration to me. While we are thanking people, I'd also like to thank Mrs. Turk for her patience with my hobby that saps up much of the limited free time I have, and of course, Little Turk, my Korean shadow who correctly picked Street Sense in the Kentucky Derby but was shrewed enough to have money on Grasshopper to Show at The Travers. Great Kid.
Here's hoping we break 20,000 visitors by year three.
Thank You Friends,
The Turk and Little Turk