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I hit my first ever pick-six. $26,637 after federal taxes at CD first day back after the Derby. And I only invested $48 in it.
I've lost about 10% of that since, and learned that throwing $180 (or even $280) at a carryover won't get it done.
I'm starting to come to terms with the awful truth that said hit had a lot to do with luck, and that I'm a good player, but that I should leave the P6 to the big boys.
I feel like the P6 at tracks outside NY/CA are overlooked, and could perhaps provide some value if the carryover gets high enough.
I was disappointed in Joe Bravo's handling of Grand Couturier.
I've stopped going to Suffolk Downs on weekdays because I'd heard they didn't open the grandstand windows and cafeteria.
I've found that Churchill Downs wet track form is strikingly consistent, which led to the first item in this list.
I've found that as much as New York racing generally towers over every other circuit in quality, that does not apply when the turf is off.
Lastly, I've found that I've gotten more writing done without hanging around here.
I still haven't gotten over one announcement Goof made-
"Can I have your attention Ladies & Gentlemen............FREE BEER..............
just loaded into the gate "
If wishes were horses then beggars would ride-
& If dirt were dollars we'd all be in the black
Sitting at Lone Star Park's simulcast a while back, guy next to me was having a bad day.
I liked the #1 in the race coming up, I heard him making bets with the wandering ladies
there, he says "box the 4 with the 5, 7 and ....... " and I said "one". He smiled and said "yeah,
the one". Then he asked me about the one, I said he was going to win the race (at 9-1), I had $10 to win and
an exact, one with 5 horses.
He calls the lady back over, bets $100 to win and place on the 1 and a $20 box 1-4. He says "you've been
all day" and I say "yeah man, but those were $2 bets!"
The one wins (8-1 from 15-1 ML), the four comes in 2nd, about 4-1 I think. My $1 exacta pays $113 so the guy
did well. I refused his offer of $20.
Now, when I go to the simulcast, a 200 lb, 6' 4" black guy yells "Kermit!"and runs up and hugs me in front of everyone.
America must have the highest "goofs per capita" rating of any nation outside Antarctica.
Good to hear from you Vermont Fan, except I'm kinda feeling bad now, cause it look like I'm the only one who didn't hit a Pick Six on derby weekend!
Anyway, if you want to put your plan in action, Canterbury Park has a $20K carryover Sunday. Check it out!
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