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Old 06-23-2019, 04:32 PM
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It's a trap, you see the trap, you know not to ever fall in the trap, up to this point you are perfect, 100s of thousands have been here before you , most of them for some reason I cannot fathom , went back and gave the{ track , casino, hustler,} way more than they could afford or in a lot of cases, everything they had
I hope you do what you say, and stay ahead, lifetime.
I was blessed when it came to the horse races.
I loved to gamble when I was young and was pretty good at games using intellect.
Physical coordination, not so much.
One summer I worked cutting grass almost every day for quarters and 50 cents a yard and had almost 40 dollars saved for a bike.
{We were pretty poor}.
My mom got the idea it would be fun to take us to the horse races , {this was the one and only time she ever went the rest of her life} coincidence?
Anyway, of course a 12 year old wants to bet and I lost every dime I had .
I felt like Mike Tyson had hit me in the stomach for days.
I never went again until one day when I was about 22 a guy I thought was like a brother {found out he was a user} called me and told me he had been working at the race track the past 2 years and had a horse that was going to win tonight , did I have any money to bet?
I told him I was low ,all I had was my rent money ,which was due in a couple of days, was he 100% sure?
He says yes, the fix is in, this horse is winning
He was dead broke and just wanted a pork chop.
{I know in the back of his mind he knew that if I won a lot of money I would have split with him. We were brothers ,right?
Anyway, I go down and bet my rent , and that horse is still trying to get across the finish line 40 years later.
So my two experiences were awesome, $240.00 kept me from losing money my whole life.
Both hurt deep though.
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Old 06-23-2019, 04:40 PM
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It's a trap, you see the trap, you know not to ever fall in the trap, up to this point you are perfect, 100s of thousands have been here before you , most of them for some reason I cannot fathom , went back and gave the{ track , casino, hustler,} way more than they could afford or in a lot of cases, everything they had

I hope you do what you say, and stay ahead, lifetime.

I was blessed when it came to the horse races.

I loved to gamble when I was young and was pretty good at games using intellect.

Physical coordination, not so much.

One summer I worked cutting grass almost every day for quarters and 50 cents a yard and had almost 40 dollars saved for a bike.

{We were pretty poor}.

My mom got the idea it would be fun to take us to the horse races , {this was the one and only time she ever went the rest of her life} coincidence?

Anyway, of course a 12 year old wants to bet and I lost every dime I had .

I felt like Mike Tyson had hit me in the stomach for days.

I never went again until one day when I was about 22 a guy I thought was like a brother {found out he was a user} called me and told me he had been working at the race track the past 2 years and had a horse that was going to win tonight , did I have any money to bet?

I told him I was low ,all I had was my rent money ,which was due in a couple of days, was he 100% sure?

He says yes, the fix is in, this horse is winning

He was dead broke and just wanted a pork chop.

{I know in the back of his mind he knew that if I won a lot of money I would have split with him. We were brothers ,right?

Anyway, I go down and bet my rent , and that horse is still trying to get across the finish line 40 years later.

So my two experiences were awesome, $240.00 kept me from losing money my whole life.

Both hurt deep though.


Damn, Billy. Two tough ones. But you’re right.. imagine how much you saved by not winning those first races. At least that’s what I believe.
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Old 06-23-2019, 04:42 PM
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It's a trap, you see the trap, you know not to ever fall in the trap, up to this point you are perfect, 100s of thousands have been here before you , most of them for some reason I cannot fathom , went back and gave the{ track , casino, hustler,} way more than they could afford or in a lot of cases, everything they had
I hope you do what you say, and stay ahead, lifetime.
I was blessed when it came to the horse races.
I loved to gamble when I was young and was pretty good at games using intellect.
Physical coordination, not so much.
One summer I worked cutting grass almost every day for quarters and 50 cents a yard and had almost 40 dollars saved for a bike.
{We were pretty poor}.
My mom got the idea it would be fun to take us to the horse races , {this was the one and only time she ever went the rest of her life} coincidence?
Anyway, of course a 12 year old wants to bet and I lost every dime I had .
I felt like Mike Tyson had hit me in the stomach for days.
I never went again until one day when I was about 22 a guy I thought was like a brother {found out he was a user} called me and told me he had been working at the race track the past 2 years and had a horse that was going to win tonight , did I have any money to bet?
I told him I was low ,all I had was my rent money ,which was due in a couple of days, was he 100% sure?
He says yes, the fix is in, this horse is winning
He was dead broke and just wanted a pork chop.
{I know in the back of his mind he knew that if I won a lot of money I would have split with him. We were brothers ,right?
Anyway, I go down and bet my rent , and that horse is still trying to get across the finish line 40 years later.
So my two experiences were awesome, $240.00 kept me from losing money my whole life.
Both hurt deep though.
Tks for posting the life lessons, interesting to read and I am glad to see they were mere flesh wounds.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:51 PM
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Guy happens to wake up at 4:44 in the morning on his birthday on 4-4. He thinks this is just a coincidence until a lot of strange things happen that day. He checks his bank account at breakfast and sure there happens to be a balance of 444.44. Weird! He checks the mail and there is a random rebate check for 44 dollars!
Well this goes on all morning, he's seeing 4's everywhere. Being a gambler he sees a opportunity to have a great day if these 4's keep happening. So he calls a cab and goes to the bank. The darn cab is even #4...lol
So he withdraws 444 dollars and instructs the cab to go to the track. Not wanting to break his streak, he enters through gate # 4, goes to window #4 and bets 444 dollars on the 4 horse in the 4th race.

Moral to the story... The horse finished 4th
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:56 PM
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Guy happens to wake up at 4:44 in the morning on his birthday on 4-4. He thinks this is just a coincidence until a lot of strange things happen that day. He checks his bank account at breakfast and sure there happens to be a balance of 444.44. Weird! He checks the mail and there is a random rebate check for 44 dollars!

Well this goes on all morning, he's seeing 4's everywhere. Being a gambler he sees a opportunity to have a great day if these 4's keep happening. So he calls a cab and goes to the bank. The darn cab is even #4...lol

So he withdraws 444 dollars and instructs the cab to go to the track. Not wanting to break his streak, he enters through gate # 4, goes to window #4 and bets 444 dollars on the 4 horse in the 4th race.



Moral to the story... The horse finished 4th


Hahahah. Great one! 😂😂😂. Although I’ve heard it be-Four.... (JK... Groan lol)
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:55 PM
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Where's Henderson when you need him? This topic is right up his alley.b😄😂🤣😜🤭
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Old 06-24-2019, 04:24 PM
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Only 1 away from the legendary "Pick 6"
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:45 PM
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Careful horse players and careful pool players have one thing in common: they stay close to the chalk.
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:57 PM
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You're on a roll, never quit a winner ! the plan is quit when you lose one.
I won 10 hands in a row playing Blackjack, I said I'm quiting, my partner said don't quit a guy across the street just lost 20 in a row.
I won 4 more and lost one," he said get outta here."


I have to circle back to your post Rod. Truth is.. I looked at the racing form in the 6th race and didn’t “Feel it” like I did in the first 5, so I know it was over. I laid off the bet. But I DID pick a horse and told the person next to me because I knew I wouldn’t win again. Sure enough, the horse I would have picked did not come in the money so I would have lost.

So now... does that count as a win? Howard... is that a pick six with an asterisk?? Lol
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:02 PM
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As all gamblers know - the less you bet, the more you lose when you win.
Wait a minute. I thought the more you bet the less you win when you lose.
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