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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-10-2004, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone into horse racing?

I am an avid bettor of ponies, and I receive regular updates in the world of Thoughoughbred Racing... Here is one of the more interesting ones.

There was a remarkable $5,889,712 bet into Wednesday's Pick Six at Santa Anita (the total pool was in excess of $7 million) with three winning tickets being purchased in Southern California, Kentucky, and New York. Those fortunate folks will receive over $1.5 Million.

(edit: forgot to mention... for those of you who don't know, that's a $2 bet!)

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DAMN that's a lot.

I used to be really into racing. I grew up at the race track. My step-dad was a trainer for many many years. Every summer I'd get up at 4am and clean stalls, feed the horses, pick hooves.... oh yeah... lots of memories of the track.

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Nope, but 3 weeks ago I met the largest breeder, buyer and seller and insurer of race horses in the world. He moved about $135,000,000 of ponies last year. One of his nags won the derby 3 years ago and he sired the last 2 winners. Pretty cool stuff.

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My boss loves the ponies. He's got some great stories. The first time I went to OTB with him I was amazed how fast he works. He doesn't miss a race when it comes to making a bet at OTB. It took me a bit to figure out what all the book was trying to say let alone what to do with it once I knew. Fun to watch and be part of the atmosphere, don't know if I'd ever get into it.

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