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Old 03-09-2018, 08:01 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Ray2000 View Post
Funny story , now.
I won an entry in Apr 2005 Finals sponsored by Express Bet $500 + hotel + airfare + Entry fee. Called them, told them I was driving and they put an extra $200 in my account.

I studied the BigM program, did my handicapping, drove from Clarion, Pennsylvania to Hasbrouck Hts, NJ (5 hours), through a bad storm, caught the hotel shuttle to the track.. and they canceled the card, ...drivers voted too dangerous to race. They held the finals using simulcast. I crapped out.
Had to drive back in another bad storm.
Ray, I was winning that 2005 contest until a bomber won a mandatory race at Balmoral. Everybody was trying to catch up and several people knocked me off the board. If it weren’t a mandatory race, I bet none of them would’ve even played that race. I needed a 20-1 on my last bullet to win and I found one, but he lost by a long neck.
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