Thursday, April 16, 2009

gamblin' man!

we spent wednesday afternoon in KY at the keeneland racetrack, betting $2 on horses... and it was so, so fun! except that *every* horse i bet on lost! even the one that was 6-5 odds! how is that even possible? curtis only bet on one race, leaving our meager wagering budget (thanks for the $20, dad!) for the girls and i to throw away. in the race he bet on, he put $2 on the long shot pony - odds set at 17 - 1 when he placed the bet, and they dropped to 24 - 1 by the time the horses posted. (that was the race my shoe-in horse lost miserably) and wouldn't you know it?! curtis' longshot won!! and won big! he got a $51.20 pay off on a $2 bet! WOOT! :) so after returning the original $20 to my dad, he was up $31.20... how fun is that?

i can see how gambling is addictive and dangerous - but i tell you, an afternoon at the ponies is a glorious thing! if only i had been able to wear a hat....

3 comments:

Curtis Mulder said...

It was actually $51.80 not $51.20. Just want to make sure the facts are accurate :-)

jd said...

Tonight I bet Curtis $5 that he could not stop gambling. He then bet me $10 that he could. So I won.

Annie said...

ah fun at the races!! my mom and I spent a day at Churchill Downs where we arrived with $48 in hand and left after a day of food, drink and betting with exactly the same amount in hand...a free day of fun!! I too see how it could lead to addiction :0)