Saturday, June 09, 2007

Tis Belmont Day

I am sitting here in bucolic West Hartford, CT, waiting for my sister and her husband to finsh getting ready. We are hoping to begin our day, get in the car to head south to Belmont Park, hopefully by 8am (more like 8:30am, though). Our first stop is Fort Lee, NJ to meet up with the rest of the "Average" clan, then take two carloads the final 12=miles over to Queens.

What kind of horse racing fan would I be if I didn't offer SOME sort of pick or two...

win: Curlin
place: Tiago
show: Hard Spun

Unfortunately, I don't thinking Rags to Riches places today. The other thing I would like you all and the racing gods to know is that I HATE to bet chalk and rarely do. I am the guy that when he bets the chalk it always loses. ALWAYS. Oh well, sorry Curlin (and connections), I really think he is much the best and hopefully can get at least even money and possibly score a more substantial profit hooking him up in an exacta with Tiago.

Hope everyone has a great day! Looks like hot and humid with a slight chance of rain before noon (EDT).

Good luck!


Anonymous said...

The filly laughs at you.

Anonymous said...

Did you watch the Belmont from Aqueduct? Why did you go to Queens?

Ruben Bailey said...

Took my whole family to The Belmont. We had a great day. Most of us won money, although R to R shut me up. I would be more upset if I had lost money on the day, but cleaned up nicely with Teuflesburg.

So I guess, technically BP is in Long Island..but it is basically on the LI/Queens border. Thank you for being the map nazi. Everyone can now rest easy that I actually was in LI and not Queens. Your anonymous patronage is very much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

They're shooting for the Travers with Rags. Is she really that good? i think she might be.