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Schmuck Stops Here: Some Kentucky Derby wagering wisdom and notes from the wider world of sports

Schmuck Stops Here: Some Kentucky Derby wagering wisdom and notes from the wider world of sports

Well, it’s about time for the annual stampede known as the Kentucky Derby, which pits about 20 of the most valuable thoroughbreds in the world against each other in a contest to see which one can run 1¼ miles without tripping over anyone else.

It’s both a dream and a nightmare for seasoned horse players, because the crowded field creates a layer of uncertainty that makes it tough to handicap but also tends to reward successful exotic bets with outsized payoffs.

I know this because I annually head to Pimlico or Laurel to bet off-track and try to win $200,000 by picking the first four finishers in order (superfecta) or, failing that, sneaking away with a four-figure...

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