The 141st Kentucky Derby is less than a week away, and the question on everyone’s mind is: how do I win big?
Luckily, you found your way to this post, and I’m here to help detail exactly how I won $$$ at Churchill Downs last September. Continue reading
The reason for my trip to Louisville was to attend a friend’s wedding – but, you don’t care – you’re here to learn how to win. So, here my three easy steps to betting on a winning steed.
Step 1: Go it alone…
Or choose your partners “wisely”.
Walter and I were joined by two of our college friends. Stephanie (below, far left) and Christen (to the right).
Since none of us wanted to pony up the $50 for a single betting ticket, we decided to join forces and choose a single horse together.
Step 2: Choose your horse “wisely”.
Our combined knowledge of horseracing added up to just about what we were comfortable spending on a bet (clarification: hardly any at all).
Instead of pretending like we knew what we were doing, we chose our horse based on its colors (in this case, blue and white for Penn State – all of us are alums) and then placed our bets (accidentally on the wrong horse).
Our mistake also happened to be our gain, and we ended up winning $125 (less the $50 spent), making our total profit $75.
Step 3: Spend your winnings “wisely”.
Instead of divvying up our small win, we chose to treat ourselves to mint juleps and hot browns at The Brown Hotel, and I suggest you do the same.
I hope you enjoyed my betting “tips”. If you have any of your own, leave them in the comments below, and Happy Derby Day!