Another One Off The Bucket List

Posted by Tom Locke on June 14th, 2018 filed in General, History, Sports ... All Sorts

During his days in Toronto, my Dad was quite a race horse enthusiast and was a pretty good handicapper.

I never really got excited about the sport until I watched Northern Dancer almost win the Triple Crown in 1964.

Since my Dad’s passing I have made a bet on the Kentucky Derby in his honour every year and have been fortunate to pick 5 out of the last 6 winners.   Ironically, the one I missed was in 2015 when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown.   However I did have a winning ticket on him in the Belmont.

My bucket list goal was to have winning bets on a Triple Crown winner from the outset.   This year I made it.

Attached are my $100 winning tickets for the Kentucky Derby (Churchill Downs), the Preakness (Pimlico) and the Belmont Stakes – well Justify-ed.

Kentucky Derby 2018   Belmont Stakes 2018Preakness 2018Justify at the Finish Line in the Belmont

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