June 15th, 2007, 04:25 AM #1
Anyone Else Love the Races?
I've been getting really into horse racing lately. It's a blast... high energy, high stakes, etc etc. Still learning all of the intricacies of betting (well, I know them all, still learning means I'm afraid to try them). Dragging the GF out there tonight (she's never been), have been going with my bro and best bud a lot this summer. Any other race fans here at LGK?
June 15th, 2007, 05:35 AM #2
A bunch of us went to Golden Gate Fields last week as part of my friend's bachelor party, had the second race named after him. Three horses scratched, so there were seven of us betting on a four horse race. Nobody won a ****ing dime.
June 15th, 2007, 08:07 AM #3
Loves me some horse racing! The track, the betting, watching such beautiful horses run! I like all things about the track. My grandfather had a system to pick the winners, which he used to great success. He taught me how to use it but I have a hard time getting the order of the winners so it was never much help to me. I could pick the top four finishers but never in the right order!
Haven't been to the track in a while but may have to find one up here in Washington. Santa Anita is one of the nicest tracks in the country. Go, spend the extra dough for the clubhouse, have a nice lunch. It is all worth it.
June 15th, 2007, 08:27 AM #4
Behind golf, it's a hockey players next vice! Love it. My dad used to pick us up from school and head out to Hollywood Park for the 9th. Had a friend who was a trainer - he used to get some pretty good tips. I love Santa Anita and Del Mar too.
June 15th, 2007, 08:48 AM #5
the smells, the sights, the shady people, I LOVE THE PONIES.
June 15th, 2007, 10:14 AM #6
I had Curlin to win the pick 4 in the Belmont Stakes. The filly "Rags to Riches" cost me almost a thousand dollars on my $1 investment. Still trying to figure out why I love horse racing. Del Mar and Santa Anita are awesome.
June 15th, 2007, 10:52 AM #7
Originally Posted by Italian Seafood
somebody remind me never to go to the track with this guy!
June 15th, 2007, 12:07 PM #8
Loved taking the train to Del Mar and spending the afternoon there. Nice weather, hot ladies and good racing.
June 15th, 2007, 06:41 PM #9
Top 4 finishers huh??
Originally Posted by roenick
You should bet a 10 cent superfecta box with 5 or 6 horses. For $36 you can cover any combination for 6 horses, and if 4 of the 6 come in, your superfecta pays! Not badly either; hundreds of bucks.
June 15th, 2007, 08:18 PM #10