|Posted: June 8, 2003, 10:48 am - IP Logged|
I went to the local OTB for the Belmont Stakes, and also to get out of the house for a while; I was in a bad mood and needed a change of scene and characters.
Although I know how to read the Daily Racing Form, and the basics of handicapping, I have't been following the horses lately so I did what I do when I'm feeling lazy...walked in and immediatly placed one dollar "lucky" number (5 & 1) exacta boxes on all the remaining Bay Meadows races, and continued to play 5-1 on other races throughout the day.
Well, I hit one for $95, which was pretty nice.
But then the last BM race of the day I didn't like the measley $17-$20 payout on the ticket I already had, so I picked two longshots, 4 & 9, and they came in for a payout of $128.
Watching them come in was the only time all day I got excited, Yelling a little, "Come on, babies!"
For those who want to know, I came out $177 winner for the day.
Again, I am astonished to have won when in such a blah and crappy mood.
Good Luck to all,