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Horse Sense: Arrington gets first win, ups the stakes

Published: Saturday, Jul. 12, 2014 - 11:09 pm

Bee staff writers and horse players Debbie Arrington and Steve Pajak are renewing their head-to-head bankroll battle during the State Fair. Each started with a hypothetical $500 for seven racing days.


•  Saturday: Won $16 when Gilligan won the seventh race.

•  Today: NEVAEH’S PROMISE (fourth race) has run first or second in six consecutive races. That sort of consistency is rare on the fair circuit – and she picks up Hall of Famer Russell Baze for this mile, her best distance.

•  The bet: $20 win/place on Nevaeh’s Promise; $5 exacta box Nevaeh’s Promise, Gray Madam and Tribal Rain.

• Bankroll: $446

•  Note to Steve: At least I’m moving in the right direction.


•  Saturday: Lost $40 when Two Parts finished sixth in the sixth race.

• Today: LAND OF THE FREE (sixth race) was cooked during an ill-advised, five-wide middle move in his last race. There is plenty of speed in today’s race to set up his closing kick.

•  The bet: $30 win Land of the Free; $2 trifecta box Land of the Free, My Game, Battle Jet.

•  Bankroll: $410

•  Note to Debbie: Today is probably my day.

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