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Betting on the Ponies

The wife, father-in-law, and I attended the horse races at Presque Isle downs tonight. I'm pleased to report that we came out ahead by a total of $7.80. We bet $16 on six races - two dollar bets with two double bets - and won $23.80 total.

I was 4-1 (losing the first, sitting out the second, and then winning the next four) while my wife was 3-2, losing her last two. The father in law, well, he didn't win. Anything. 🙂

The races are pretty podunk, but that helps keep it fun. I expected bleachers or some place to sit - there are none. Just a big cement area. You walk in a triangle - first to look at the horses and choose one for the race, then to the betting area, and then to the finish line to root on your horse. Food isn't too expensive if you get hungry, and cameras are allowed - though I wonder if they allow monopods and 300mm f/2.8 lenses…

3 Responses to "Betting on the Ponies"

  1. Actually, cameras are not allowed inside of the casino. Got yelled at for that one on my last visit there.
    I actually love the races there. I can't wait for my next trip through Erie so I can stop in again.

    1. Dan said on July 23, 2009:

      Actually, cameras are not allowed inside of the casino.

      I know. But the outside horse-racing area is outside of the casino, and you're allowed to have a camera. I asked a security guard and there were a few other people with some DSLRs and point-and-shoots.

  2. Hi Erik, That was nice to hear that. Actually, cameras are not allowed inside of the casino. Got yelled at for that one on my last visit there. I actually love the races there. I can't wait for my next trip through Erie so I can stop in again. I will try this time to carry camera. Thank You.


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