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And of course there is the timeless and tired phrase:
I had a horse the other day that went off at 10 to 1 and he finished at quarter to 4.
"I try to keep myself in the best of company and my horses in the worst of company."
--Lenny Goodman, agent for Cauthen, Rotz, Baeza and a few other really good jockeys
"A bad day at the track is still better than a good day anywhere else" - John Nerud
Not sure, but I think the attribution for Al's quote above is also Nerud's. Guy just turned 100 years old, and bought a piece of a young horse a couple of years ago.
My favorite quote
As I have always said, if you put the odds's on your side, the odds's will take care of you.
Take my advise and do what you please
That's an odd quote but does make a little bit of financial sense.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Avatar: My cuzin Isaac Murphy - a jock I'm tying to emulate in character and winning percentage - almost 47% lifetime.
I thought your favorite horse quote would have been "A horse is a horse, of course of course..." (Livingston and Evans).
"The fastest runner doesn't always win the race, and the strongest warrior always win the battle."
"The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong -
but that's the way to bet."
-- -DAMON RUNYON
nick zito on horse racing
this is the best game in the world played out doors
One of the degenerates at Surfside says the exact same thing when I see him. I go to Surfside about once a year, but used to go on Saturdays pretty often, when he sees me he is always telling me some gambling sob story then its ALWAYS followed by "If it was not for bad luck I would have no luck at all."
i have seen a few kooks at the track. was at ggf watching a simulcast race and this young guy was hollering to the top of his lungs for this 50to1 shot who had the lead in deep stretch a bunch of people were watching that tv, his horse gets beat in the last jump by a head, he puts his head down and runs straight into a betting machine and his head shatters the glass and dude is hurt bad and knocked flat out, blood everywhere. they come and take him away on a stretcher. use to see this maniac at santa anita with a stop watch he would watch the moniter and time the races, but he would start his stop watch as soon as the gate opened not when the horses hit the timer line, he would rant and rave all day about the times being fixed.
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