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2003 Racing Season

Saratoga Race Course
Monday, September 1, 2003
Total for the meet...$629.80

We started the 2003 Saratoga thoroughbred race meet with a mythical bankroll of $1000. Each day we'll use this space to record our mythical best bets and calculate the accumulated wins and losses.

Yesterday...

Well, we were right there all meet long, hovering between $800-$1000. In the last two or three days we've taken a swing each day -- and managed to hit a little something we haven't been able to knock it out of the park.

Sunday we had a couple tickets on the nice exacta in the 3rd. If we could have scored again during the day we probably would have made a profit -- but we just couldn't get there. Ran first and third in the 1st. And our tri play in the nightcap was alive until the shadow of the wire...

RACE ONE...$4 exacta box... Durimente/Connie's Magic.
Ran 1-3... By a neck. Doh!

RACE THREE... $4 exacta box... Key Deputy/Lydgate.
Collected $82.40 on the ex box ($41.20/$2).

RACE 8/9/10/11... $2 P4... R8/Hidden Ransom... R9/Broadway Lady... R10/Gygistar... R11/Gone to War/Golden Commander/Steve's Thunder/Pogolotti Hill.
Ran R8/6th... R9/9th... R/103rd... R11/Won-2-5-7.

RACE NINE... $10 exacta box... Broadway Lady/Sounds Fishy.

Ran 4-9.

Also... $1 tri box... Broadway Lady/Sounds Fishy/Fatat Alarab/Mystery Itself, sub Double Halo if scratch.
Ran 2-4-7-9.

RACE ELEVEN... $2 tri box... Gone to War/Golden Commander/Steve's Thunder/Pogolotti Hill.
Ran 1-2-5-7.

Total loss for the day...$33.60


Today

Any way you look at it we'll still have some money in the bank. We haven't sat on our hands this week and we've managed to nibble a little bit each day. The closing day card doesn't offer as much opportunity as we might have hoped for but we'll give it a shot...

Early word is races 1, 2, 4, and 11 are off the turf.

All bets are a go today -- turf or off-the turf. Superceding our usual caveat listed below...

RACE FIVE...$20 exacta box... Drawng A Blank/Dynamite Miss.

RACE 6/7/8/9/10/11... $2 P6... R6/Millenium Ghost/Coincide/Sitcom... R7/Fast Train/Q One... R8/Dynaruler/Eavesdropper... R9/Seeking Diamonds/Doctor Jalili... R10/Urban King... R11/Marked for Ransom/Watral Dixie Ridge/Red Down South.

RACE SIX...$1 tri box... Millenium Ghost/Coincide/Sitcom/Dynamic Lord.
Also...$5 WP on Sitcom.
Also...$5 exacta box... Millenium Ghost/Coincide/Sitcom.
Also...$10 exacta box... Millenium Ghost/Coincide.

RACE EIGHT... $20 exacta box... Dynaruler/Eavesdropper.

RACE NINE... $20 W on Seeking Diamonds.

All turf wagers are turf only

Total bet...$328.00


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