Life of a Degenerate Gambler

Talk Derby To Me

This is the mostly true somewhat embarrassing tale of my Kentucky derby day in 2017. It began with a rainy drive to work through the metropolis Los Angeles area on the as always crowded freeways of Southern California. I left my Alpine mountain home at 6000 feet and ascended into the clouds down below along with about …

Kentucky Derby Day Picks

Where ever you are celebrating this Kentucky Derby Day on the first Saturday in May, your Santa Anita wagering ambassadors are here with some great handicapping tips from Santa Anita Park to Louisville, Kentucky. This has to be the most wide open Kentucky Derby in many years and it is looking ripe for an upset …

The Best Fascinator for your Upcoming Kentucky Derby Party!

It’s Kentucky Derby week and you know what that means! Bottomless mint juleps? Maybe! Million dollar races horses galloping through the bluegrass of Kentucky? Probably! Or hats, hats, hats! Yes if it’s nearing the first Saturday in May that means you need to have your favorite hat or fascinator ordered well in advance from Nordstrom …

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. …

St Patrick’s Day Picks from Santa Anita Park and Amber Exacta

Santa Anita Park is a fantastic place to spend St. Patrick’s Day! Where else in Southern California and you spend a Friday afternoon having a few beers and watching the ponies with the San Gabriel Mountains as a backdrop? First things first; It’s St Patrick’s Day; Everyone wants to bet on an Irish horse and …