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JohnGalt1
04-30-2017, 02:26 PM
I experienced the yin and yang of this game Saturday 4/29.

Belmont race 9 6f turf. I bet #1 Chamois and the #3 Bajan Summer both $20 to win. Chamois broke on top and led in the stretch until the #2 Power Nap passed him like he was standing still---but the 2 bumped him into the rail.

Stewards took him down, but placed him third because the #12 Aktabantey passed the staggered #1.

Chamois was 6-1.

I thought, in my disappointment, that these even out in the end, don't they?

Churchill Downs same day, race 9. I did not watch because it was after 9PM.

The results were 4/5/3.

I bet the #3 En Hanse $20/40 WP.

The #5 was taken down, the 3 moved up and the place price was $9.80.

Chamois would have paid a minimum of $140 for my twenty, but En Hanse paid $196.

I'm sure we've all experienced the taketh and the giveth, but probably not in the same day.

I played five races at CD. I bet 2 horses in one race, both lost and one horse wp on the other 4. they all placed and paid $9.00, 9.80,4.60, and 5.40.

So I did not have a horse that won and made a $220 prifit.

thaskalos
04-30-2017, 02:43 PM
Yes..."it all evens out in the end". But not necessarily in this lifetime.

Be glad that it worked out nicely for you...this time. :)

cj
04-30-2017, 03:25 PM
Not the same day, but last week I made a nice hit in New York when a horse that was going to beat me bolted. I would have had the exacta box as a saver, but instead got the 6 to 1 winner and somehow the other hung on for second so had the exacta too.

Yesterday involved the same race the OP mentioned. I had an exacta box of the 1-2 and it looks like for all the world with 100 yards to go it will be 2-1, the 2 comes over and fouls the 1, and of course another horse manages to squeeze in between them. The 2 gets DQed but of course that is no help, since they simply move him behind the 1 and the new results was 12-1-2.

Such is the game we play. I can safely say I don't think I've ever been put up in one of those spots where my horse wasn't involved in the inquiry, but I've been in those no win kind of inquiries several times. Those will never even out.

Exotic1
04-30-2017, 03:36 PM
Yes..."it all evens out in the end". But not necessarily in this lifetime.

Be glad that it worked out nicely for you...this time. :)

I must have been "put up" too many times in my previous life. It's all evening up now.

Was alive in late p4 yesterday with 1-2-3.

whisperlunch
04-30-2017, 05:34 PM
It never ever evens out. I've been DQ'd 2 times in same day multiple times.
This is a Godless Sport

HalvOnHorseracing
04-30-2017, 05:47 PM
I think Saturday's 9th at BEL was the first time I've been DQ'd into a win this year. First time in a while in fact. 12 with 1 was my big exacta play.

The difficult thing about that DQ was perhaps the 1 would have held on for second, but clearly the 2 was better than the 12. There was no way to revise the finish differently, but still it was a screw for the people who boxed the 1-2.

EasyGoer89
04-30-2017, 09:42 PM
Yes..."it all evens out in the end". But not necessarily in this lifetime.

Be glad that it worked out nicely for you...this time. :)

Great point. I'm down a gazillion on DQ's I'd have to live pretty long to get back all the money stolen from me.

thaskalos
04-30-2017, 09:58 PM
A double-disqualification costed me the entire Saturday superfecta pool some 20 years ago. Both the longshots in the win and place slots were taken down...and I would have still cashed if either one of them stayed up. Soon after that, I adopted a disciplined diet and exercise program...because I wanted to make sure that I was around long enough for this stroke of bad luck to "even out". It's been about 20 years now...and I am still waiting. But I am still following the diet and the exercise program...just in case...

bruin95
04-30-2017, 10:00 PM
The most interesting part of the story was that he didn't watch a race because it was after 9PM. Say what?

ReplayRandall
04-30-2017, 10:04 PM
A double-disqualification costed me the entire Saturday superfecta pool some 30 years ago. Both the longshots in the win and place slots were taken down...and I would have still cashed if either one of them stayed up. Soon after that, I adopted a disciplined diet and exercise program...because I wanted to make sure that I was around long enough for this stroke of bad luck to "even out". It's been about 30 years now...and I am still waiting. But I am still following the diet and the exercise program...just in case...
So, what you're saying is if there's no DQ, you're nothing but a fat lazy slob who would've already been dead by now. Just another testimony to the fact that horse racing extends and saves lives...;)

thaskalos
04-30-2017, 10:14 PM
So, what you're saying is if there's no DQ, you're nothing but a fat lazy slob who would've already been dead by now. Just another testimony to the fact that horse racing extends and saves lives...;)

Horse racing is a "Godless sport"...as the poster "Whisperlunch" already stated. But we can use the difficulty inherent in the game to serve our own purposes.

A horseplayer friend of mine had gained about 50 pounds, and he was worried about his health. Seeing that I always kept myself in decent shape...he asked me to suggest a diet to him which would suit his particular needs. I thought about it...and then I told him to abstain from eating lunch until he cashed a winning ticket for the day. It's been about 8 months now...and he has already lost 57 pounds.

ReplayRandall
04-30-2017, 10:24 PM
I thought about it...and then I told him to abstain from eating lunch until he cashed a winning ticket for the day. It's been about 8 months now...and he has already lost 57 pounds.
He must be using my picks from the NYRA thread...

thaskalos
04-30-2017, 10:27 PM
He must be using my picks from the NYRA thread...

Naw...

He still eats once in a while. :p

dansan
04-30-2017, 10:40 PM
Two 50-1 shots taken down in the same day still waiting for at least one to even out lol

Charli125
05-01-2017, 12:04 AM
There was no giveth for me today, only taketh.

Fred Mertz
05-01-2017, 12:11 AM
I missed a trifecta at Churchill Downs...

...by this much

[.................................................. ...............................]

It keeps us playing, because we were real close.:jump:

thaskalos
05-01-2017, 12:48 AM
There was no giveth for me today, only taketh.

Gee, Charli...you don't give yourself much margin of error.

Charli125
05-01-2017, 12:54 AM
Gee, Charli...you don't give yourself much margin of error.

No I don't, and that's by design. When I'm right, I get paid, and long term it works out very well. That was a particularly difficult one to deal with though!

Though I'll admit that in the Hi5 I used the 1 in the 3rd spot. Missed that too when the 11 got dq'd.

EasyGoer89
05-01-2017, 01:17 AM
No I don't, and that's by design. When I'm right, I get paid, and long term it works out very well. That was a particularly difficult one to deal with though!

Though I'll admit that in the Hi5 I used the 1 in the 3rd spot. Missed that too when the 11 got dq'd.

Wow that's crushing. Sorry.

Parkview_Pirate
05-01-2017, 06:34 AM
No I don't, and that's by design. When I'm right, I get paid, and long term it works out very well. That was a particularly difficult one to deal with though!

Though I'll admit that in the Hi5 I used the 1 in the 3rd spot. Missed that too when the 11 got dq'd.

Ouch. Was surprised to see the stewards DQ'ed the horse from an incident in the first turn. Must have been pretty flagrant. Cost you $40 to $70K or so, by my estimates.

That would have set you up for quite a few of those Tomacelli's Specials. Man I miss that place, but I sure don't miss the scenery or weather there in Sioux Falls....

Inner Dirt
05-01-2017, 09:38 AM
A double-disqualification costed me the entire Saturday superfecta pool some 20 years ago. Both the longshots in the win and place slots were taken down...and I would have still cashed if either one of them stayed up. Soon after that, I adopted a disciplined diet and exercise program...because I wanted to make sure that I was around long enough for this stroke of bad luck to "even out". It's been about 20 years now...and I am still waiting. But I am still following the diet and the exercise program...just in case...

Some people are just followed around by a dark cloud, I am one of those, I do believe I am even on the racing luck, it is just other areas where I am owed plenty of good luck.

HalvOnHorseracing
05-01-2017, 11:16 AM
There was no giveth for me today, only taketh.

It's very small consolation, but it was a great bet.

JohnGalt1
05-01-2017, 03:18 PM
The most interesting part of the story was that he didn't watch a race because it was after 9PM. Say what?

Isn't it fun to wake up the next morning to some winners?

To answer you question--

I usually am in bed by 8:30 -9. I like to read. I also get up every day 4-5 AM for work and 5-5:30 on weekends, unless there's a reason I have to say up later.

Could be why I've never married.

Also, I don't mind putting in bets, if I guess the odds won't dip below 5-2, and not watching.

Canterbury lets us bet the next day's card, which I did a few times last year. I then get refunds for scratched horses.

Charli125
05-01-2017, 03:45 PM
It's very small consolation, but it was a great bet.

It's a tough one to take of course but yes, I'm happy with how I bet it.

stuball
05-02-2017, 09:27 AM
Charlie is the very best player that I know of and he has proven it on the big stage..Also a great guy...Wow Charlie I feel your pain...though I have never been in that position I am happy for your success and sorry for the tuff ones.
Hope you have a great week....

Stuball:jump:

EasyGoer89
05-02-2017, 03:02 PM
Charlie is the very best player that I know of and he has proven it on the big stage..Also a great guy...Wow Charlie I feel your pain...though I have never been in that position I am happy for your success and sorry for the tuff ones.
Hope you have a great week....

Stuball:jump:

I've channeled my inner Charlie and have been punching cold pick 3s, tris, etc recently.

I guess the philosophy is that it's hard to be right but when you are you need to be paid handsomely!