Sunday, May 21, 2017

How To Pick A Winner

Prior to the Kentucky Derby a couple of years ago, I decorated a hat and dressed up as though I were attending the Run for the Roses and not just watching it on TV.

I did not pick the winning horse, American Pharoah, that year. But I did earlier this month when I picked a dark bay horse.....

....and Always Dreaming won the 143rd Derby on a very muddy track.

Yesterday was the 142nd Preakness Stakes race at Pimlico. Per usual, we picked our horses. Always Dreaming was the odds favorite, but I did not pick him in this race.

I chose another dark bay, Cloud Computing, whose odds were 13-1. Always Dreaming and Classic Empire were running against each other at the front of the race until almost the finish when Classic Empire took the lead and looked like the winner until, wait, who was that taking the lead at the wire? Why, it's Cloud Computing to win the race.

The 149th Belmont Stakes, the third race of the Triple Crown series will be run June 10. Will I pick another dark bay horse in that race? And what are the odds I'll pick the winner again?

Oh, yes, how do I choose 'my' horses, i.e. pick a winner? I go by their names -Always Dreaming because I have always been a dreamer and Cloud Computing because I like clouds. I can't wait to pick a winner for the Belmont.


  1. Shame you didn't gamble on your favorite!

    1. I know! Right? But if I had, they probably wouldn't have won. Ha! The first horse race I ever bet on I picked a 15-1 odds named "Try Mona Try" - for the name, of course. Imagine my excitement when she won!