Re: Historical PPs -- Boy is the game different than it used to be..... (272 Views)
Posted by: P-Dub
Date: March 24, 2020 03:36PM
> No doubt: These slices of paper with Jerry's
> penmanship should be in the Smithsonian
Wow JTC that was my first introduction to TG.
I would always find the guy (Alan) who sold them in the GGF box seats, he was nice enough to share them with me. My bankroll wasn't big back then, but I would buy them on a really big race card. He was friends with Jamie Ough and they would teach me how to read them. This was very early 90's. When I saw the results from these hand written little sheets of paper, I was instantly intrigued.
I bowled for years and we always went to Reno for a weekend trip in May. Sex, drugs and R&B (I was one of the few white dudes in the league).
I called Alan and asked for his best play. He tells me bet Turkish Lord ( I think that was the name). I looked at my DRF. I said really?? He said just bet him. Ok, if you say so.
So Sunday morning my buddies and I stagger into the race book at the Nugget in Sparks.
Turkish Lord is 9/1. I put $200 on him, which was by far the biggest wager of my life to that point (I did put $100 on Sunday Silence in the 87 Preakness). I convince my buddies to just bet the damn horse. They do.
People overhear us talking about the race. Every last person thinks we're nuts. This horse has run off the board recently, many lengths back. We get unsolicited handicapping lessons. You add this number, divide by the earnings, bonus points for these workouts. Yeah sure thx bud.
The horse draws off and pays $20.
They think I'm a genius.
I thought I was going to be rich using this stuff.
That didn't happen, but its made me a buck or two over the years.
Been a TG guy ever since.