Sunday, February 12, 2006

Hits and misses..

Our fearless VP went hunting for Quail, and came back with a human hit.

Not bad. I on the other hand, made it to Portland Meadows for the first time in a while, and tried to hit a few winners....

I was actually able to leave the house on the most beautiful day of the week. While my family and brethren were suffocating under multiple feets of snow in the northeast, we in P-town were soaking in a calm, sunny Sunday.

I made my way up to the second floor clubhouse where I plopped down my form and began looking simultaneously at four different tracks-Golden Gate, Santa Anita, Oaklawn and Portland Meadows. Luckily for me, the first race I encountered at PM was for the QH's, so that gave me some free time to get myself settled and acquainted with where every track was on the card and on the TV.

The highlight of my touting day came via the 8th at Oaklawn, a 32K MSW. Usually I don't have much luck with MSW's, but this one I felt I had it nailed all over.

The end result was a win ticket, plus I had the exacta with either second place horse-in this case it was a photo finish and though I would have preferred 14.60-1 Altimeter, 8.60-1 Southern Sass. No complaining. Two hours after first entering lovely PM, I walked out up a few dollars which made an already beautiful, enjoyable day that much more great!

As far as the olympics are concerned....
I don't care too much that Michelle Kwan has withdrawn. What's more disapointing is Darren Rahves' poor showing in the downhil today. Would have been nice for the pre-race favorite (American) to give the world a solid showing.

Oh well, maybe I can get Janet Jones to give me a tip on the upcoming Olympic hockey tournament. Better yet, I've seen how much she's lost with the NJ-Philly BM's and I'll take my chances without her.

3 comments:

Jolene said...

Thought you'd find this funny:

http://www.surrendermartha.com/ilomytet1.html

Ruben Bailey said...

Very nice.

BG said...

Thanks for the linkup Ruben...