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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Man Cave Central

We're locked and loaded for Breeders' Cup weekend. Final touches on the man cave were completed today with a nice visit from your friendly neighborhood DirecTV guy. The Space Gal came through with a new flat screen for the Space Capsule for Father's Day. I've been calling this particular room for weeks the man cave, so much so, that the Space Kid knows that's where we go to read books when I reference it. Funny stuff watching him waddle in there (no girls allowed).

It's not quite these joints, but it has a pretty cool feel to it with pictures from our travels and my horse racing book collection with a dark ambience to it. While I do wish I was making the trek to Louisville, I have the next best thing in the man cave, complete with computer access, reference books and HD heaven. Bring on the Cup.

I spent yesterday afternoon at Fort Erie Race Track, where it rained most of the day and tested our off track handicapping skills (not my cup of tea). While I didn't get hurt too bad, we had a couple guys in our group who were newbies who really enjoyed themselves. With 7 guys at the table, we played a number of $0.20 superfecta 5 horse boxes, each throwing a few bucks into the group betting pool. While we didn't hit anything, it made the new guys more comfortable betting as a group. As for the card, the 4th race was the Bob Summers Memorial, named after the late handicapper for the Buffalo News. His wife and a number of friends were present, which made for a very crowded Prince of Wales Dining Room. The other notable on the day, was a former Queens' Plate entrant (2008), Palmers, who ran in the 8th, a $4K claimer. How's that for hitting rock bottom. He won going away at odds of 4-5 in his first race at the border oval, with 2 bombs behind him, completing a $1,600 trifecta. Other than that, it was an uneventful day playing lower level claimers in the slop. Good times. A day at the track beats a day at the office any day.

That's all from Man Cave Central....(for now)

1 Comment:

Alan H. said...

How can you watch Bills games in that room with the green walls? Constant reminder of the NYJ!


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