Quote Originally Posted by Marvin S View Post
I don't gamble, used to fairly successfully. Made around a $1,000 one summer doing the hounds at BHKC when I was at Mines. Again I had a system which managed to hit 9 out of 10 races one night & the Daily Double. I also had a couple of hounds that owed me a lot. When I accompany the bride to the casino I entertain myself people watching, while that can be entertaining there is not a lot of talent to watch & I still have fairly good eyesight. Bon probably does much better in that category .
Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
the ONE thing the books cant control is the bounce of the ball, and sometimes the officiating but as clearly evidenced by the ex NBA ref that got busted a few yrs back that too is up for speculation
Why I enjoyed betting the dogs, until I found out what they do with them when they are old & no longer useful. They are very hard to manipulate, but a telltale sign was a change in weight of 2# or more. The guy running the rabbit had to pay attention as a race would really get screwed up if they just about caught it.

The summer I spent a lot of time at BHKC the star dog was Rushing Roy & he was in a class by himself. I bet Quinella's & the DD. Early foot was a big deal but most who had it did not have the stamina for a 5/16's race. One night a son of RR was in the field & moving up in classification. He was also a little awkward & running out of the 2 box. So I bet him & the dog with early foot in a Quinella figuring that when they hit the 1st turn the RR son would overrun & take out the field but the Early foot dog would be beyond the turn. It happened that way, but the early foot dog only held to second by a nose. I made some money off the 3rd place dog the rest of the summer, he also was quite an animal. Neat thing about Quinella's was 1 winner a night kept you even, 2 put you in the green.