In Praise of Horse Racing

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Estocada, May 29, 2015.

  1. Estocada

    Estocada Well-Known Member

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    Spent some time at Churchill Downs with Mrs Estocada. I was really surprised at how much fun live horse racing is. If you've never tried it, give it a shot. It isn't expensive to place a few bets and the crowd watching is superb.
     
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    It is extremely exciting to watch. Plus you can take like $20 and bet all afternoon.
     
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    Estocada Well-Known Member

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    Exactly right. I really had no idea how much fun it was in person.
     
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    I don't gamble much but i do like to bet the ponies a few times a year. I usually go for a few hrs, place some bets, eat something, have a few beers and break even. That's a good day.

    However I've had a few occasions where I won a few hundred right off the bat and just left. I'd only gamble that shit away.
     
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    Always wanted to go.
    Is it seedy at all or a class joint.
    Seedy is my crowd
     
  6. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP Gold

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  7. Estocada

    Estocada Well-Known Member

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    I'm at Churchill where they run the Kentucky Derby. I've gone expensive and general admission and it is fun both ways. Mostly nice people with enough seedy to make it fun.
     
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    Cool. That's exactly what I like
     
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  10. Estocada

    Estocada Well-Known Member

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    I've been placing win place show bets on the favored or short odds horses and have made a little money unbelievably enough. Enough to cover the bets and beet money type winning.