09/14/2009 10:33AM

HG 151 Past Performances


Here are the past performances for the next HandiGambling exercise:

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Remember that you have a mythical $100 with which to wager on the race, and the entrant with the highest money total will receive a "Monthly Enhanced 60-Card Past Performance Plan."   Anyone going over the $100 limit will be disqualified.  In the event of a tie, the earliest post gets first preference. 

I know that there is a time issue for some of you, but let's remember why we began the HandiGambling races in the first place.  The goal was to share ideas on why we like these horses, and why we're betting them the way we are.  I'm not asking for a novel, but if you could spare a sentence or two outlining your handicapping angles, and thought processes about wagering, it would be appreciated.

Congrats to BillG for finishing first last week.  I'll be back Wednesday to discuss the HG race, and I'll tell you about my travels (and travails) in Thursday's blog entry.

Talk to you later,


Paul More than 1 year ago
The 8th at Woodbine today: My picks are #1 Season Storm, a return to shorter races and form makes him a contender. #5 Jake Rattle N Roll, the new kid on the block is working out well here. #7 Peace Rock, the old guy likes this distance and,hey, his grandpap was The Slew, plus, Kabel gets back the mount. #9 Onemorebourbon, Consistent performer gets the outside post and recent good workouts. THEREFORE MY BETS ARE: $8.00 Exactor Box: #1,5,7,9 that leaves $4.00 to win on #5.
Walt P. More than 1 year ago
So sorry to hear about your loss Whackymacky. I lost my mother two years ago, but I've been able to move on just fine, which is exactly what she would have wanted.
Steve T. More than 1 year ago
Deep fried lutefisk? "Lutefisk prepared from cod is somewhat notorious, even in Scandinavia, for its intense (and to those unacquainted to the dish, offensive) odor". That is the understatement of the year - think a pile of rotting fish. My family is from Denmark, and my grandfather used to love lutefisk and kipper snacks. My wife asks "why don't you eat fish?"... My grandfather and his cronies used to eat those damn things at the track with soda crackers, uggghh. Finally the management of Santa Anita asked them to stop as the area around our table looked like a scene out of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" - seagulls by the hundreds would be circling the table then start fighting over the tins (not to mention dive bombing everything within 100 yards). Other players used to come over to complain and suddenly my grandfather and his friends couldn't speak English - which was quite the ruse when they started speaking - Italian, Hebrew, Danish and Norwegian, all acting like they understood the others. One gentleman was pitching a fit and came over to confront my grandfather - "the whole place stinks, for god sakes get rid of them". My grandfather would then become an off the boat Dane. "Er at jeres kone? Du er tilladt hen til besidde en cirkus abekat? Nå hun er en cute sig." I know enough Danish to be dangerous, but I did recognize the phrases "your wife" and "circus monkey".
Annie More than 1 year ago
WhackyMacky, So sorry to hear about your loss. Words never can heal the hurt, but friends can only try to offer some comfort during these times. As Ray Manley said, help your brother raise his sons, as they will need much help and guidance in order to deal with this sad event in their lives. Annie
MichaelM. More than 1 year ago
$53 EXACTA 3-6 $20 EXACTA 6-3 $3 TRI 3/ALL/6
Annie More than 1 year ago
P Ensign, Lutefisk is a Scandanavian delicacy. They take whitefish such as cod, dry it and soak it in LYE for a few days. It apparently gives it a jelly-like consistency. It can't be eaten at this point because it is caustic, so they soak it in water for 6 days, changing the water each day. Then, in theory, it is edible and no longer caustic. So, you can imagine a deep-fried batter outside with a gelatinous center. Sounds delicious, doesn't it? Lol To my knowledge, they haven't actually offered it deep-fried, but I wouldn't put it past them. They deep fry everything at our State Fair. Annie
Mike Romeo More than 1 year ago
HG151 Hard to know the intentions of some of these dropdowns, are they going for the win or are they trying to get their horses claimed? My Contenders: #3 Bright Pick - Highest last race Beyer against tougher. Should be stalking behind other speed and be in a position to hit the board. #6 Zounds - Another dropper that can be competitive with these based on his synthetic speed figures. Several nice breezes leading up to this. #8 Tugaske - The connections of this homebred have been very patient with this gelding. After a three year absence, they bring him back to score off the layoff aginst one of today's contenders. They seem to be pulling out all stops today, drop in class, blinkers off, 10 pound bug boy, and quick 5f breeze. Speed of the speed hangs on for the score. Wager: $10 Ex box 8/3,6 = $40 $60 Win 8 = $60 Good luck to all.
SR Vegas More than 1 year ago
Whackymacky I'm so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences. Regardless of the topic, and the collective "agree to disagree" enthusiasm which we partake, This is what makes this blog so special. An inherent humanity to share and be supportive when one needs it. SR Vegas
Randy More than 1 year ago
$100 to win on #3 Bright Pick, a five-furlong specialist.
Calvin L. Carter More than 1 year ago
Whackymacky, I am sorry to hear about your loss.