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MONDAY: 41


You remember some birthdays more than others. I thought a lot yesterday about one of my favorite ones, probably because it also involved the number 41, Tom Seaver’s number. It happened back in 1985. It was a Sunday. I was … Continue reading

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SUNDAY: Happy Birthday to Me


Today is my 41st birthday. I have an idea for a full birthday post I’d like to write, but I don’t have the visuals to do it today. I can not let the blessed event go unacknowledged though (Hey, I’m … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY: Do You Believe In Love?


Regular blog readers know that I tipped CARY STREET on the blog on Sunday. As always, that meant I bet him as well. That might not have been the smartest bet in the world. The point of making him my … Continue reading

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SUNDAY: Get Rid of Coupled Entries


My neighbor in the pressbox, Paul Daley, wrote a piece I’d love to share. It’s poignant stuff and an important message. Speaking of the pressbox, that’s where I’m sitting right now on Sunday morning, amidst a cadre of clockers trying … Continue reading

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SATURDAY: Gone With The Wind


As many of you know, we’ve been staying at the same house in Saratoga now for gosh, what? Maybe a decade. The Little House on the East Side. In that time, I’ve left a few items of clothing up here … Continue reading

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Friday: THINKING LIKE CONNECTIONS


It’s been a fun life for me these last few days. Basically all I’ve been doing is handicapping, gambling, and talking to smart people who handicap and gamble. I’ll be continuing to feature several of the latter on the blog … Continue reading

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THURSDAY: Finding Beatable Favorites


One of the things that unites one’s daily play at the racetrack and contest play is the importance of finding favorites to bet against. This has come up again and again in my research for THE WINNING CONTEST PLAYER and … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY: Should I Bet Real Money During Tournament Play?


One of the most discussed topics on the Handicapping contest scene concerns multitasking. Should a player abandon his or her normal play when playing in a contest? The consensus answer of the old school tournament player is this: absolutely. I … Continue reading

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TUESDAY: The World’s Only Undefeated Horseplayer


Sunday was a momentous day in my life. No, I didn’t manage to take down the $46,000 early Pick 4 keyed with a 1/2 shot (yes, that happened). I didn’t take my first trip in earnest to the Saratoga winner’s … Continue reading

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SUNDAY: Way to Rock the Stereotype


It was nice to get a winner yesterday but for me, the real highlight of the day was recognizing that the latter half of the card wasn’t for me and retiring to the Paddock Bar instead of bothering with gambling. … Continue reading

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