If you’re throwing a party for this year’s running of the Preakness, you might want to have just a quick little get together before the party, where anyone who wishes to can go over this year’s Preakness Stakes contenders. A few things to have on hand might be colored pictures, lists of jockeys, owners and trainers, a complete list of horses in Preakness 2013 competition and the Preakness Stakes odds.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Place Your Bets
Throughout history famous gamblers have used superstition, lucky charms, mathematical equations, counterfeit coins, and slight of hand to alter or determine the outcome of a bet. And let’s not forget, the special individuals that managed to somehow ‘fix’ the outcome of an event. Not pointing any fingers here or naming any names. I’m just saying. Without even thinking about it, some people simply make a spur of the moment choice and win. Those individuals are called lucky. They are also called any number of other things depending on the company that they’re in at the time of the win. The colored pictures for your party in fact are recommended, because some people bet on, are you ready for this, their favorite colors or their favorite numbers. And crazy as that sounds, you know full well that someone’s got to win and there is every chance it could be them.
When You Can’t Depend on Sheer Luck What Then?
Some people have a favorite jockey and they have followed him throughout his career. The jockey can mean everything, when it comes to a horse race. Just as the driver can mean everything, when it comes to a car race. Though a horse may only be as good as his jockey, there’s not much that any jockey can do, if a horse is injured, unhealthy, runs badly on a certain surface, has an off day or succumbs to a slippery track. Others have kept up religiously on the owners and or trainers of any number of horses. Some owners are just luckier than others. Some owners have millions of dollars to sink into their horses. And, the person who trains a horse is a special individual indeed.
A final way of looking at your horse would be to see what kind of rest he’s had since his last race. Just as with a ‘by week’ in football, sometimes rest is all that was needed. On the other hand, if they have rested too long they could be stale.