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Anyone Play The Ponies?

She Say and I live practically next door to a race track. We’d never been in almost 40 years, but decided we should give it a try. We’re now hooked.

Our first time, we left down about 20 bucks, but had 3 or 4 winners.

Second time I hit a trifecta and won $1,500 bucks on a 2 dollar bet. Funny thing is, I just took the Expert Handicappers Trifecta Pick for the race, but didn’t realize the horses were different in the race than they were on the Handicapper’s List. So when I bet the 2-10-12 the 2 was a long shot, not the horse the Handicapper was backing.

Third time I hit the trifecta in the first 3 races and the daily double before I had to leave to go to my son’s soccer game.

Anyone else like to bet on horses?

What is it that follows the horse?

The horse’s ass.

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Hope you have no mortgage on your house, otherwise you better learn how to suck dick =)

“There is no saving grace like losing your first bet on a horse”

Or something like that. Horribly mangled quote. I’ll get back to you.

Yes, I love betting on horses. I like the greyhounds as well, it’s like a club, but no loud noises except every fifteen minutes and then of course you have the gambling.

Greyhound racing is a disgusting business. The abuse is rampant, and the dogs are destroyed after their 3 year average career.

I occasionally walk rescued hounds at a facility set up just for their rescue and for promoting legislation to ban that fucking sport.

In spite of the racing lifestyle, these retired dogs make great loving and gentle pets.

The odds at the racetrack are probably better than Wall Street. I might as well lose my money at the track or casino than letting my broker lose it for me.

My sons went to Pimlico for the Preakness a few years ago. They placed a small bet, but didn’t even see the horses run. They were too busy doing this:

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
Greyhound racing is a disgusting business. The abuse is rampant, and the dogs are destroyed after their 3 year average career.

I occasionally walk rescued hounds at a facility set up just for their rescue and for promoting legislation to ban that fucking sport.

In spite of the racing lifestyle, these retired dogs make great loving and gentle pets.
[/quote]

wait…what? How are the dogs abused and destroyed?

[quote]Yo Momma wrote:
The odds at the racetrack are probably better than Wall Street. I might as well lose my money at the track or casino than letting my broker lose it for me.

My sons went to Pimlico for the Preakness a few years ago. They placed a small bet, but didn’t even see the horses run. They were too busy doing this:


[/quote]

too awesome. Were those your sons?

[quote]Brother Chris wrote:

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
Greyhound racing is a disgusting business. The abuse is rampant, and the dogs are destroyed after their 3 year average career.

I occasionally walk rescued hounds at a facility set up just for their rescue and for promoting legislation to ban that fucking sport.

In spite of the racing lifestyle, these retired dogs make great loving and gentle pets.
[/quote]

wait…what? How are the dogs abused and destroyed?[/quote]

You know why there are no smart greyhounds?

The smart ones stop racing, and wait for the metal rabbit to come around the track again at 35mph.

The last thing that goes through that dogs mind? A metal rabbit.

for one thing.

[quote]Eli B wrote:

[quote]Brother Chris wrote:

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
Greyhound racing is a disgusting business. The abuse is rampant, and the dogs are destroyed after their 3 year average career.

I occasionally walk rescued hounds at a facility set up just for their rescue and for promoting legislation to ban that fucking sport.

In spite of the racing lifestyle, these retired dogs make great loving and gentle pets.
[/quote]

wait…what? How are the dogs abused and destroyed?[/quote]

You know why there are no smart greyhounds?

The smart ones stop racing, and wait for the metal rabbit to come around the track again at 35mph.

The last thing that goes through that dogs mind? A metal rabbit.

for one thing.[/quote]

The smart one’s jump the wall and run the angle. Then they just happen to be useless for racing after that.

Well, this thread went well.

[quote]Brother Chris wrote:

[quote]Eli B wrote:

[quote]Brother Chris wrote:

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
Greyhound racing is a disgusting business. The abuse is rampant, and the dogs are destroyed after their 3 year average career.

I occasionally walk rescued hounds at a facility set up just for their rescue and for promoting legislation to ban that fucking sport.

In spite of the racing lifestyle, these retired dogs make great loving and gentle pets.
[/quote]

wait…what? How are the dogs abused and destroyed?[/quote]

You know why there are no smart greyhounds?

The smart ones stop racing, and wait for the metal rabbit to come around the track again at 35mph.

The last thing that goes through that dogs mind? A metal rabbit.

for one thing.[/quote]

The smart one’s jump the wall and run the angle. Then they just happen to be useless for racing after that.[/quote]

Yeah, I don’t really know anything about greyhound racing.

[quote]Eli B wrote:

[quote]Brother Chris wrote:

[quote]Eli B wrote:

[quote]Brother Chris wrote:

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
Greyhound racing is a disgusting business. The abuse is rampant, and the dogs are destroyed after their 3 year average career.

I occasionally walk rescued hounds at a facility set up just for their rescue and for promoting legislation to ban that fucking sport.

In spite of the racing lifestyle, these retired dogs make great loving and gentle pets.
[/quote]

wait…what? How are the dogs abused and destroyed?[/quote]

You know why there are no smart greyhounds?

The smart ones stop racing, and wait for the metal rabbit to come around the track again at 35mph.

The last thing that goes through that dogs mind? A metal rabbit.

for one thing.[/quote]

The smart one’s jump the wall and run the angle. Then they just happen to be useless for racing after that.[/quote]

Yeah, I don’t really know anything about greyhound racing.[/quote]

A prelude to this, I can only speak on racing in Arizona. I’ve been involved with greyhound racing, in Arizona, since I was able to walk and fed and brought water to the dogs. As well, played with the puppies.

Greyhound racing is a wonderful sport. Great fun, exciting, and fast paced, even more than horseracing. Don’t mind Dwarf, I have a suspicion that he has never been on the backside of a track. He probably saw a few videos of trainers abusing dogs and other animals. Someone told him this is how everyone does it. Trainers don’t do that and in fact have strong attachments to their dogs, crying and slobbering all over themselves if they have to put a dog to sleep.

Side note on the breeding of greyhounds: The Department of Racing does not allow culling; it is no longer an option. If you cull your dogs, you will find that there are heavy consequences. Not an option when they are puppies or when they finish their racing career. It used to be, but now as soon as someone has a litter of puppies, investigators from the Department of Racing comes out to look at the pups, collect the information, and document the environment.

Three years ago, some folks found three greyhounds dead in the desert. Within three weeks after that, the state tracked down the owners and prosecuted them. Iron Dwarf, just because some people are not responsible and are cruel does not make the whole sport and everyone in it cruel and abusive.

Neither my father, nor myself are that way. None of the folks I have dealt with (except one that I know of) has been cruel or abusive to their dogs; most in fact treat the dogs like their children.