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DrawingDead
DrawingDead
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May 21st, 2016 at 12:44:32 PM permalink
Someone made a single $80,000 early win wager on Stradivari when the track opened. Which will eventually be only a small percentage of the final pool, but drove the odds on him down to 3:5 (for the time being) in the relatively small pool that existed in early betting hours before the race.

If you wanted to bet eighty large on him because you liked his chances and wanted to get paid for it, that would be a stupid way to go about it. If you wanted to draw the maximum possible attention to your wager and possibly create some steam on the tote board, that would be an excellent way to do it. But that all assumes that the $80k punter has clearly defined motives, and is not simply an enthusiastic drunk with a spare eight bricks of Benjamins burning a hole in his pockets.

ADDENDUM: No effect on wagering flow. It was swallowed up without a burp before most people saw it. An hour to post there's already eight million in the win pool & he opens at 8/1 on the board.
Last edited by: DrawingDead on May 21, 2016
TwoFeathersATL
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May 21st, 2016 at 12:57:52 PM permalink
Two dead horses today?
One after just having won it's race?
Another down during race, jockey injured, horse put down with broken leg.
Geez.....
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F
beachbumbabs
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May 21st, 2016 at 1:06:48 PM permalink
Quote: TwoFeathersATL

Two dead horses today?
One after just having won it's race?
Another down during race, jockey injured, horse put down with broken leg.
Geez.....



You talked me out of watching. I just don't have the stomach for that side of it.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
Ibeatyouraces
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May 21st, 2016 at 3:54:29 PM permalink
Not this year.
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
TwoFeathersATL
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May 21st, 2016 at 4:13:21 PM permalink
Good race.
Was fun to watch.
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F
Keeneone
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May 21st, 2016 at 4:31:35 PM permalink
Missed on the double, but had the tri/super for a small profit. Pace was very fast. Great ride by Kent D on Exaggerator. On to the Belmont Stakes...

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