Life of a Degenerate Gambler

An Open Letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein

Dear Senator Feinstein, You don’t know me but I am one of the 17,000 individuals employed in the Southern California horse racing industry. I’m a handicapper, wagering ambassador and thoroughbred racehorse owner. Aside from that, I am a fan of the sport of king’s ever since the first time I watched the Kentucky Derby when …

A Salute to Johnnie

January, 2019. My day at work was ninety percent awesome and ten percent I need a beer. Today I tried to drive a golf cart for the first time. I more then less failed but now I can write “Can operate a golf cart” on my resume. I’ve driven an eighteen wheeler with thirty-two gears, …

Lost in the Fog; The Preakness Stakes 2018

I grew up in a foggy place. I learned to drive on twisting turning mountain roads where the fog was so dense sometimes you couldn’t see past your windshield. When the fog was that thick sometimes you would have to drive with your head out the window just to see the highway. If the fog …

Kentucky Derby Day Picks 2018

Kentucky Derby day means big hats, bourbon-laced drinks and betting on the ponies. Well, unless you are working trying to pick a few winners, make a few bucks and possibly hit that million dollars late Pick 4 at Churchhill Downs, then you may have to skip the Bourbon part. This Kentucky Derby day found me …

Amber Exacta’s Kentucky Oaks and 5/4 Santa Anita Picks

It’s just a few days until the 144th Kentucky Derby and I can’t wait! I have all the ingredients to make a bad ass Kentucky Derby hat and now I just need the time to turn my two dollar thrift store hat into the bluegrass hat of my dreams. If I could get home to …