Racing not rambling, and some betting

June 15 2011 shall go down as my first visit to a Racecourse.

A few weeks ago, my Chinese friend Kevin asked me if I wanted to go see the races. I said yes, definitely. I wanted to go and see what the fuss was all about. Why did every Hong Kong citizen suspend their lives on Wednesdays? I mean I know it’s betting, but what’s so special about betting on horses? There are 12 horses and any of them could win. Wouldn’t it be better to invest (or gamble, if you like) your money on a sport where the probability of winning was higher. If you bet on a cricket match or a football match, atleast you’d know one of the 2 teams would win for sure (India if it’s cricket).


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