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And they’re off

Posted on: April 8th, 2010 by wmapother 1 Comment
Because I cannot make it back to this year’s Kentucky Derby  — but selflessly insisted that they go ahead and run it without me — I got my spring racing fix a few days ago at the Santa Anita Derby.

It’s about 30 minutes northwest of downtown L.A., nestled up against the mountains.  I’m never, ever asked for my betting method, but if I were, the answer would be, of course, “Don’t ask.”

However, because you didn’t ask, I’ll tell you.  Step 1:  Look at the sights and sip your drink.  Step 2:  Realize they’re nearly at the gate and betting’s almost closed.  Step 3:  Rush to the betting windows.  [Bonus:  Spill your drink en route.]  Step 4:  Bet on the first number that comes into your head.  Step 5:  Return to your seat, look at the sights, and sip your drink.

Some photos for your viewing pleasure..

Posted in Louisville & KY, Photos by Wm, Random

One Response

  1. Organic Meatbag says:

    Awwww darn, William…it's a shame you can't make it back home this year…did you make it to the Derby last year when Terry O' Quinn was here as well?

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