onenickelmiracle
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August 6th, 2017 at 12:06:32 AM permalink
Went to the West Virginia derby, only bet $1 tri box 178, it hit. Played the same with the race with On Leave and hit the tri again at Saratoga. It was exhilarating. Had the super in the derby too but didn't want to waste $9 after slot losses. Shame I always do that. Silver dust was acting up in the paddock, gave up on him fast and realized that was never going to happen. As always big race day, wish I bet more. If I bet more, I'd just spread or throw every horse to show in tries. In the Preakness, it would have paid off instead of the goose.
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onenickelmiracle
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August 6th, 2017 at 1:56:23 AM permalink
Is this irony? Seriously I don't know what irony is.

We had parked near the casino, then drove to the track before the derby. Saw some guys sitting by their trunk looking at programs and asked them who they had thought would win. They said they didn't know and said I should go look at the horses. I went straight to the paddock but told them I liked 1789. When I had got there, didn't like 9 anymore, but I was already easing out of that one. The results were 71839 as you might remember.

Saw those guys leaving, told them I had one and the one guy had said 7/18 was his birthday. Reminded him I had told him I liked those horses. His friend laughed I was rubbing it in because I was showing him pictures of the trifecta ticket and the encore ticket. They liked Patch, that's what got them. Unfortunately my view was blocked of the stretch until right at the finish line hearing those hooves pounding harder than any other race I'd seen at Mountaineer. Patch was outside as wide as could be, I assume because of the eye. Have to admit, I looked at his empty eye socket, it was sad, but a good looking horse.

The 5 was really tiny, I was kind of shocked by his small body. I liked the 11 too, kind of regretted before the race, forgetting about him when I had bet. It was nice seeing the derby horses, wish I had had seen them more, as this will probably be the last time. Noticed the track claimed attendance of 13,000, yeah, no. It was crowded, but not bad at all. Probably like a typical Friday night ten years ago.

Which races like this with derby runners this year are going to be close for me? I'd like to head out somewhere, but in NE Ohio, I can't think of anywhere possibly close. Any events that may be upcoming in the next few months?
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August 6th, 2017 at 6:50:21 AM permalink
Good hit on 718 tri.
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August 6th, 2017 at 4:27:20 PM permalink
After all that fun, somehow there is between $100 and $200 unaccounted for, no clue where it went. Luckily I was winning today or I'd be uncomfortable. I have no clue where it went, either I tipped a hundred dollar bill thinking it was $1, gave more than I thought to my sister, someone pickpocketed me but only grabbed some money from my wallet somehow, I left money in machines or ticket redemption machine, just no clue.
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August 6th, 2017 at 4:54:26 PM permalink
That's terrible that you're missing that much. Hope it didn't ruin your time too much. I really want to go to Mountaineer. Peter Berry is my favorite race caller. He did a great job in the WV Derby.

I'm in the Final 16 of my Derby Wars Tournament. 1 win away from clinching $1250. 4 wins away from $10,000. Next match is Saturday.

I'll be at Arlington that day for the Million. Should be a fun day.
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August 6th, 2017 at 5:20:34 PM permalink
Thanks fin.

I got $20 WP on Placido coming up Del Mar race 8. Just a bit nervous about it 6/1, but the odds are going to have to climb because Placido isn't even getting a blurb on tvg. Had him in my stable, didn't even look him up to see why and decided to shoot. We'll see.
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onenickelmiracle
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August 6th, 2017 at 5:41:03 PM permalink
Oh well. Made the bet at the track, couldn't cancel it when I saw those neck sweats on Placido. Made me wonder when he took the lead, but it was obvious he wasn't winning, he just looked not good enough.
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onenickelmiracle
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August 8th, 2017 at 11:56:30 AM permalink
If a bridge jumper is making a bad bet, does that really mean betting against them is a good bet? Or both bad bets?

Never thought of this, but maybe the bridge jumpers are using the tracks to launder money, the only reason they make these bets.
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August 8th, 2017 at 5:52:10 PM permalink
I honestly think every bet against a bridge jumper is a good bet.

I'm not sure how you could possibly launder money that way.
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August 9th, 2017 at 1:52:20 AM permalink
Old Stewball was a racehorse,
And I wish he were mine.
He never drank water;
He always drank wine.

His bridle was silver,
And his mane it was gold,
And the worth of his saddle
Has never been told.

Well, the fairgrounds were crowded
And old Stewball was there,
But the betting was heavy
On the Bay and the Mare.

So come all you gamblers
From near and from far
Don't bet your gold dollar
On that little grey mare

Most likely she will stumble
Most likely she'll fall
But you never will lose
On my noble Stewball

Sit tight on your saddle
Let slack on your rein
And you never will lose boys,
You always will gain

As they were a-riding
'Bout halfway 'round
That grey mare she stumbled
And fell to the ground

Then away up a yonder
Ahead of them all,
Came a - prancing and a -dancing;
My noble Stewball.

I bet on the Grey mare
And I bet on the Bay,
But if I'd a bet on old Stewball,
I'd be a free man today.

Old Stewball was a racehorse,
And I wish he were mine.
He never drank water;
He always drank wine.

-Leadbelly / PP&M hybrid
"If the house lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game."

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