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Williston Basin oilmen have horse in the Derby

Spearfish SD Black Hills Pioneer -- WILLISTON, N.D. — Two Williston Basin oilmen say they expect Frac Daddy — the horse they have running in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday — to be a favorite of oil field workers everywhere.

Billings, Mont., residents Carter Stewart and Ken Schlenker own the 3-year-old thoroughbred whose name is a take on the oil drilling technique known as fracking.

"We've got a huge fan base because we've made him a tribute to all the oil field workers in America and especially the Williston Basin," Stewart told The Forum newspaper. The Williston Basin spans the Dakotas and Montana, with about two-thirds of the acreage in western N.D.

Frac Daddy's odds of winning were posted at 50-1 on Friday, but Stewart said he is optimistic his horse can run for the roses.

Bender said he and his wife follow the Derby


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teenitup
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Message Posted: May 10, 2013 8:59:47 AM

I would not be the one complaining teafortwo, considering your penchant for ceasing oil production. You can't have it both ways.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 10, 2013 5:53:03 AM

ouch T42!
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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 12:09:05 AM


Around here, it looks like the industry decided to 'celebrate' by raising gas prices :0|
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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 12:02:07 AM

guess oilmen have lots of money to spare?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 5:12:43 AM

didn't make a big splash I guess... Orb took the cake.
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 6:54:22 AM

So......... ?
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 3:54:25 PM

didn't win, unfortunately.....
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 10:49:30 AM

Must be a lot of disappointed oil men out there today.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 9:20:01 AM

no big deal
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 7:06:47 AM

I offer my condolences as was hoping yoo'd win, S.D.!
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 3:02:06 AM




Ok, fine - Interesting, Not surprising. Very interesting article. Ummmmm...

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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 2:04:41 AM

Sorry, you didn't win.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:58:44 AM

big deal?
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:55:58 AM

Wonder where they got the 3-year-old thoroughbred with such long odds.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:50:20 AM


Finished 16th out of 19 horses. Hope those workers didn't bet the farm.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:42:16 AM

Okay.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:41:58 AM

ok
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:41:38 AM

ok
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:38:46 AM

Old hews but glad they lost!
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:36:52 AM

Lost. too bad.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:36:32 AM

Goood
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:34:58 AM

at 5-1 Orb brought it home first
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:33:12 AM

Poor guys lost!
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:17:19 AM

Frac Daddy's odds of winning were posted at 50-1 on Friday
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:16:54 AM


Can't say that I couldn't care less.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:14:59 AM

Yep
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:13:23 AM

A light approach.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:12:30 AM

weird, but I'll agree to it. They can have a horse too!
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:11:30 AM

I hope he wins. We don't need any more reasons for higher gas prices!
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:10:24 AM

So that's what they're doing with our hard earned money.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:10:19 AM

I hope they had some good luck
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:06:57 AM

lol.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:06:21 AM

that would be fun to watch
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:05:59 AM

Good on them
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:05:03 AM

I would have said good luck to them, but since the Derby is over . . .
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 1:00:45 AM

If they lose, off to the glue factory!!! Hee hee or may be get some horse roast. Horse meat isn't too bad when it's marinated and roasted or bbq'ed.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:57:41 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:56:56 AM

Derby is the first step to glory
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:55:32 AM

Hum...
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:53:39 AM

Better luck next time!!!!
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:52:02 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:52:00 AM

good for him
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:51:03 AM

run like the wind
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:49:50 AM

So this is why gas is so expensive..
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:49:39 AM

I do not think this is important
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:49:31 AM

Waste of space...
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:49:14 AM

There is always a gamble in some fields and the price of gas is one of them.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:49:02 AM

lock the flow Frac Daddy!
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 12:46:58 AM

ok...who cares...
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So what?
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