The KGs Story: Late in 1997 Walter Tendler's childhood friend Eric "Ric" Fleischman walked off a softball field to lie down in his car for a few minutes because he didn't feel well. He never made it to his car and passed away next to the softball field of a sudden heart attack at 40.
Shortly thereafter I (Walter) was talking with Roxy Roxborough, told him about Ric, and mentioned that I was making a list of 10 things to do before I bought the farm. Roxy didn't skip a beat and said "I'm in, let's start with the Melbourne Cup" and so began a trek to famous and not so famous racetracks and stakes races across the globe. The Melbourne Cup is run the 1st Tuesday in November so the KG's kicked things off in late 1998. Roxy came up with the name KG which is Las Vegas police lingo for "Known Gambler". The KG's on the initial trip were Roxy Roxborough, Walter Tendler, Dave Taylor, Murray Dwyer, Mel Hopwood and Steve Duffy.
Subsequent trips have taken us to England (Cheltenman & Royal Ascot), Scotland (Edinburgh and Ayr),Northern Ireland (Belfast), Ireland (Dublin and the Curragh), Florida (Gulfstream/Breeders Cup), Las Vegas, Ferndale, Vancouver BC (Hastings and Kamloops), Seattle (Emerald Downs), Del Mar, Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Pimlico (Preakness), Aqueduct, Yellowstone Downs, Fresno and back to Melbourne for the Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015.
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Roxy can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Roxy_Roxborough