Life of a Degenerate Gambler

Santa Anita Park 4/23 Best Bets of the Day

If it’s a sunny spring time afternoon then the best place to be in southern California is the green grandstand of Santa Anita Park for another day of Thoroughbred race horse excitement! Todays pick 5 starting in the first race was a tough one and it’s tempting to go deep in each leg but hopefully …

Amber Exacta’s 4/22/2107 Picks

Good morning from the ponies at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia California! And maybe a peacock or two visiting from the arboretum across Baldwin Avenue.  Today’s ten race card features three competitive stakes races so let’s dive into a fun filled day of Thoroughbred racing excitement! Race 1 The first race of the day on …

Amber Exacta 4/15 Picks

Last Saturday I galloped like a thoroughbred through the entire Santa Anita Park complex. Just kidding. I did none of those things. I was wearing a completely ridiculous excuse horse head mask and even if my knee was not killing me I was not up for galloping last weekend. Instead my friends led me all …

Amber Exacta’s 4/8/2017 Santa Anita Derby and full card Picks

On April 8th it’s once more that gorgeous southern California spring day where we get to run like a racehorse in preparation for the upcoming afternoons Santa Anita Derby. Unless you are me, than you run like a Clydesdale. This afternoon the 82nd Santa Anita Derby will be run in front of the bustling green …

Naan Stop Thoroughbred racing fun

     “Hey Janette, stand next to baconmoblie!” Which obviously is the best food truck of all.            “um, no”      “Please! I’ll take your picture!”      “No”      “But its bacon! Bacon, bacon bacon!”      “Amber, I’m an Adventist!”      “Wops, I forgot” The scene is the infield of Santa Anita Race Track, Arcadia California. …