Bee staff writers and horse players Debbie Arrington and Steve Pajak have renewed their head-to-head bankroll battle during the State Fair. Each started with a hypothetical $500 for 10 racing days.
Friday: Won $40 when Sky Forever won the sixth race.
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Today: In the Governor’s Cup, ALWAZABRIDESMAID (eighth race) is ready to catch the winner’s bouquet. Making her stakes debut, this hard-trying filly is proven sprinting on dirt.
The bet: $20 win/place on Alwazabridesmaid, $2 exacta box Alwazabridesmaid, Cast in Silver and Charlie’s Angel.
Note to Steve: It’s tough to catch me when you’re betting on the same horse.
Friday: Won $56 when Sky Forever won the sixth race.
Today: If PINEDA (fifth race) runs anything like his bang-up second in his last race, everyone else is running for second.
The bet: $50 win Pineda; $5 exacta box Pineda and The Gotham Year.
Note to Debbie: I can see you sweating.