Always bet to win

Saturday afternoon, Arlington Park It was the look of the horse and the jockey that did it for me. Usually, before I bet on a horse race, the track’s daily program is consulted, along with the prevailing odds on all the horses. And sometimes, something as meaningless as the horse’s name is enough to giveContinue reading “Always bet to win”

Passing the quarter-pole

The racetrack at Arlington Park outside of Chicago is like a theme park for horses. I go there with my kids about once a year, and we make a day out of driving there, parking the car, finding a spot to sit, and then poring over the day’s racing form. I sometimes try to explainContinue reading “Passing the quarter-pole”