we don't really condone this type of thing...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

But we did do a little friendly family wagering on the Kentucky Derby last weekend.  We put all the horses' names into a hat (OK, a bowl) and each drew two names.

We put in I think $5 per person per horse?  Yes, that adds up.

Anyway, then we watched the race.  We had paused it whilst we finished up our horse-picking.  I may or may not have made the mistake of picking up my phone just as we were about to watch the race.  I may or may not have seen, courtesy of the NBC News push notifications that I may or may not have authorized, that Orb was the winner.

None of us had drawn Orb.  (There were seven of us.  We each drew 2 horses.  That's 14.  19 ran the race.)

We had agreed that if no one had drawn the winning horse, we would observe a second place winner.

The second place finisher was Golden Soul.


And the rest, they say, is history.

But, for the record, I am not *really* teaching my three year old son to gamble on horse races.

Durel is.

Hope you have a buck to pass today.

Talk soon,
Heather

1 comment:

  1. It doesn't count as gambling if you put it toward his college fund.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

we don't really condone this type of thing...

But we did do a little friendly family wagering on the Kentucky Derby last weekend.  We put all the horses' names into a hat (OK, a bowl) and each drew two names.

We put in I think $5 per person per horse?  Yes, that adds up.

Anyway, then we watched the race.  We had paused it whilst we finished up our horse-picking.  I may or may not have made the mistake of picking up my phone just as we were about to watch the race.  I may or may not have seen, courtesy of the NBC News push notifications that I may or may not have authorized, that Orb was the winner.

None of us had drawn Orb.  (There were seven of us.  We each drew 2 horses.  That's 14.  19 ran the race.)

We had agreed that if no one had drawn the winning horse, we would observe a second place winner.

The second place finisher was Golden Soul.


And the rest, they say, is history.

But, for the record, I am not *really* teaching my three year old son to gamble on horse races.

Durel is.

Hope you have a buck to pass today.

Talk soon,
Heather
 
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