Betting on Horse Racing

And ... they're off!

       A long, long time ago, in a faraway land of sin and debauchery, (that would be Las Vegas) TIG plied his trade. Blackjack, poker, sports - they all provided the action he craved. But to feed the beast, one needs a bankroll.

      So TIG got a job with a wire service that provided horse racing results to players in smoke-filled betting parlors. TIG had contacts at every track. Good contacts. When they said a horse would win, they meant it would win. GIGIG

      And so the years rolled by. Everyday TIG would see up to 100 races per day, from 9:30 am to 11:00 pm. Thoroughbreds from the East coast: Belmont, Aqueduct (R.I.P.), Saratoga, Gulfstream, Philadelphia Park, Monmouth. The Midwest: Arlington, Sportsman's Park, Oaklawn, Fair Grounds. California: Santa Anita, Hollywood (R.I.P.), Bay Meadows (R.I.P.), Golden Gate, and the summer fairs. Then came greyhound racing from Miami, Jacksonville and Tucson. The trotters at The Meadowlands and Yonkers. The night would usually end with quarter-horse racing from Los Alamitos. Ohhh, the things TIG learned. The good, the bad, the ugly, and the crooked.

      Check out The Know Zone for tips and advice! Take a gander at the list of major U.S. tracks. Go in person, or watch the simulcasts. You should be able to find a place to bet on just about any horse at any track in the country. And remember this important bit of advice given to TIG by his Uncle Joe: "Always know where the nearest ATM is." Good luck!


The Horse Racing Know Zone

      Sagebrush Downs - 1985

Learn the lingo of horse racing at the:       Horse Racing Glossary


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