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post #16 of 25
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I'm not a fan of horse racing, but I remember my uncle who would pick me up/babysit me in elementary school until my dad got off work would follow horse racing religiously.

My grandfather would pick me up from Nursery School (half day) and we'd hang at OTB for a while before going home. He taught me how to make paper airplanes out of the racing sheets...
post #17 of 25
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I'm not a fan of horse racing, but I remember my uncle who would pick me up/babysit me in elementary school until my dad got off work would follow horse racing religiously.

I'm not a huge fan of betting (although I do place wagers at the races, obviously) but there's nothing I like more than spending a day at tracks under the sun, visiting the paddocks, drinking beers and watching the races.
post #18 of 25
My dad and I planned to go to the Derby this year, but he's having shoulder surgery a week before so we may not get to go. It's near the top of my sporting event to-do list.
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My dad and I planned to go to the Derby this year, but he's having shoulder surgery a week before so we may not get to go. It's near the top of my sporting event to-do list.

Same here. I'm fairly sure it will be a logistical nightmare but I have to do it anyways.
post #20 of 25
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My dad and I planned to go to the Derby this year, but he's having shoulder surgery a week before so we may not get to go. It's near the top of my sporting event to-do list.

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Same here. I'm fairly sure it will be a logistical nightmare but I have to do it anyways.

I've got to do it once also.
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post #22 of 25
With the Preakness a week away I'm actually somewhat excited to see what Animal Kingdom can do. He has an interesting pedigree and he's racing against an incredibly weak field. He probably has the best shot for a Triple Crown since Smarty Jones. Of course, if he did win the TC he'd be the weakest horse since Omaha to do it.
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post #24 of 25
"I like to follow the ponies. Unfortunately, my ponies like to follow the ponies too." -- Milton Berle
 
Horse race betting online is legal in certain US states.
I am registered with TVG and it allows for betting on 150 race tracks worldwide.
They also have a network on Directv.
 
If you are willing to do the homework required to handicap horses, or at least find "professionals" that have a successful track record (much like doing the fundamental and technical analysis required to do your own stock trading versus hiring a broker), then you can do fairly well.
Obviously its more than just picking consistent winners, its also about strategic wagering through the exotics.
Reference Andrew Beyer and Steven Davidowitz if you are a budding/curious horseplayer.
 
And no, dear chaps, I am not a track or OTB junkie.  I enjoy researching some key horses and races and making the occasional bet from my pajamas.
 
I like Union Rags as the early futures favorite to win the 2012 Kentucky Derby.
 
Let it ride !
 
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post #25 of 25

Actually, my Churchill Downs, 11th Race bet, this past Saturday was:

 

Dullahan, Bodemeister, Gemologist, Hansen
Win bet on each, exacta box, tri box, Dullahan across the board.

 

Oh, well, like Milton Berle said, "It's fun to follow the ponies.  It's just not that fun when your ponies also follow the ponies..."

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