• Paul the Fossil

    In case you’ve wondered while listening to Foley and Edzo blather about horse races:
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/teresagenaro/2014/01/10/what-is-it-with-chicago-blackhawks-and-horse-racing/

    • DontToewsMeBro

      I met Quenneville at the Arlington Million in August of 2012. Only one other dude recognized him, and I made him take the picture. It was during the lockout, so Q seemed very relaxed. I personally love gambling on horse races, and the atmosphere at Arlington is amazing. The more you go, the better you get and more you enjoy the gambling aspect. What I wonder is why Edzo goes to Hawthorne Racecourse. The place is a dump compared to Arlington.

      • ballyb11

        “The more you go, the better you get and more you enjoy the gambling aspect.”

        Way less than 50% can say that. maybe < 5%.

        • DontToewsMeBro

          The point I’m trying to make is that it’s not as much of a game of chance as people would expect. You learn smart ways to bet; ways to cover yourself. You pay attention to pedigree and “hidden” stats that are often overlooked. As you can see, I’m pretty young and started at a young age. So I usually made very small bets with low risk, high reward. Very rarely, if ever, do I bet on a horse to win, place, or show unless it’s a long shot that I really like. Those bets are $2 minimum unless you do a $1 box. I usually made 50c trifecta or 10c superfecta bets. That way, I can make 36 bets for just $3.60 with potential payouts of over $200 which I’ve done before. Obviously it’s more difficult to predict the first 4 horses in order, but if I didn’t think I could do it, I wouldn’t place a bet that race. Do I think I’ve made more money than I’ve lost? Probably not, but it’s closer than you’d predict. The difference is definitely worth the amount of fun I’ve had.

          • ballyb11

            I’d like to go with you next summer. I go once a year or so. Arlington park is the greatest. All the best.

    • http://www.lotsofbutterplease.com/ I am not Chico Maki

      Q’s colt is good in the mud areas.

  • Paul the Fossil

    Dammit. Fair warning that this story doesn’t end the way it should. But it’s a great story and has a Blackhawks connection.

    http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/02/11/leaf_captains_enduring_kindness_to_a_little_boy.html