I took my friend horseback ridingto distract him from his gambling woes. His horse suddenly began running very fast. He yelled, “How do I get it to slow down”?? I couldn’t resist yelling back, “Try betting on it”!
Horse racing can be very exciting. It’s also pretty complicated. Those that really make money from it have to study hard. They review every horse, jockey and trainer carefully. They also pay close attention to the condition of the track.
Me? When I used to go I would only bet on a horse because their name sounded cool. A lot of guys choose to bet on a horse if it bears the name of their significant other. So silly, I know, but it’s fun. You normally lose everything you have while betting that way but going all of that studying? Blech!
And the jockeys. You have to hire a private detective to tail him for a week or so. Find out if he’s sick, how things are going at home, has he been doing well lately, did he come from a good family, what kind of mood is he in, etc.
I think I would also take the racing form from that day to a psychic before I hit the track to bet. You’ll know instantly if the psychic is a phony instantly and you can at least get a refund from her by threatening to expose her as a fraud.