Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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****** I anticipated a weekend of fun and frolic with my sister, initially spending a chunk of time locating the non-smoking area at the Twin River Casino, then settling in and studying handicapping information my husband had kindly provided. On Friday, I concentrated on the horse races simulcast from beautiful Gulf Stream Park in Florida.

I cashed modest tickets in the third and fifth races, and made my final bet on the 8th, a $3 trifecta box which cost me $18. The horses complied with my selections: I held the winning ticket. I sent my neophyte sister to collect. She told me the cashier gazed at the winning combination with some surprise, then asked if Lois would accept large bills. Lois said "Sure", not knowing what the payoff would be, and then placed $730.00 in my eager hands. Nice work if you can get it, and it was pure, dumb luck, believe me. Not one of the three winning horses was considered favorably by my husband. He, on the other hand, played the races through his computer account, in the comfort of the seat appropriately called "The Captain's Chair".

We are now preparing for the annual serious fun of handicapping the Kentucky Derby (May 2nd). We will bet the races via computer while sipping a mint julep or two. Ain't technology grand?

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