Weekend Thread


#504

Justin Verlander tweeted this:
Anyone else feel slightly guilty when they put together a SB party pool but then win it?! Nah?? Me either… nice W fam!!!


#505

Running a half marathon out a the refuge. Eagles are nesting. Should be fun.


#506

We decided to go to Keeneland for some races today! It was packed but we managed to get some good seats. I won twice but we ended up down for the day. Still fun!!


#508

Back when I was married, we used to play the horses every Sunday. We were friends with an ex-jockey and he taught me (my ex wasn’t interested in learning) how to “read” horses and the “science” behind which horses to bet on. Basically, it’s all about stats & lineage and some other things but anyway, we would have a bunch of friends come over and the jockey would choose what he thought would be the winning horses and we would place bets on his choice (if we wanted to) and if we won, we’d pay him back 10%. We called it “The 10% Club” and it was this great, fun gambling party at our house every Sunday! We had so much fun. People would come over around noon and bring drinks and food and we’d play until the last race. We did win most of the time and the ex-jockey used to make quite a bit of money.
In the end, the bookie we were using had to quit because we were winning too much.

There’s a race track in Tokyo where the races are held at night and they’re called “The Twinkle Races”. We used to go to that, too, with a bunch of people and we’d just gamble and drink beers. I think Bing even went with us one time. Those horse racing days were really fun times.

I still love horse racing and watch it on TV sometimes. I don’t place bets anymore but I do like to watch it for the sport and to use what I learned and try to guess the winner.


#509

Sounds awesome!!
Obviously it’s big in Kentucky. Churchill Downs does night racing in the summer. It’s a lot of fun.
Keeneland is in Lexington, about an hour and 20 minutes away. It’s beautiful.

We just place $5 bets, $10 sometimes. Nothing crazy.


#510

I love the horse races. I know some say it’s cruel. I used to go with my grandparents for most of the summer when I was a kid. Brings good memories.