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.
Hope you have a buck to pass today.