Life of a Degenerate Gambler

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 …

Santa Anita Big Cap Day

Santa Anita

If it’s a gorgeous Saturday in March then it must be Big Cap Day at Santa Anita Park! It feels like spring today with temperatures in the eighties and the sunlight bouncing off the still slightly snow capped Mt Baldy in the distance. It’s a fantastic day in southern California to head out to Santa …

Bangalore Turf Club Rodeo; A Horse Race Adventure in India

I don’t know if I just watched a horse race or a rodeo. I’ve been watching and frantically obsessed with the ponies since I was twelve years old and I’ve never in my life seen anything like what I witnessed in my first horse race in India. Being anĀ American in Indian turf racing has been …

The Sport of Kings, At Last

This moment captured it best; the moment in time when I stood out at my job. As these two fine young gentlemen in seersucker suits cheered home another winner a giant smile was plastered on my face. Because I love my job. I worked for a company that beat me down for fifteen years. I …

That One Time I got in a fight with Jeff Siegel

If there is one thing I love more than the ponies it is cheese. This may only be a funny story if you are a horse racing fan or (and) have had it up to here with technology. Or if you really, really like cheese. Tonight a Siegel stole my cheese. According to iPhone voice …