Race Book gourmet food! Ha!
The hot dog was better than this years Derby race. Thats a fact. The track favored speed horses and closing horses did not stand a chance. Half of the field came off of races that they won after a peak effort, so there were plenty of horses that had no gas.
With no strong opinion on a race, I played no strong wagers! In fact I only gambled $10.00 on this year's Kentucky Derby. I disliked the field for this race and I just wagered to make the day interesting.
The race turned out to be very dull and boring from a handicapper's standpoint. Stamina closer style horses stand no chance to win against front runner style horses on a speed favoring paved highway track. Ce la Vie!
Congrats to the lucky gamblers that bet on the winning horse. I was not willing to decide on a winner for the 7 live horses that were left in that field, after tossing 13 losers out by handicapping the race. That is just too much narrowing down to end up selecting a flip of the coin horse. I did not like the looks of where the handicapping was leading to, so saving money for another race was the right thing to do this year.
Anyway, sports and race book food is similar to ballpark stadium food. Hotdogs, hamburgers, snacks and pizza are what sports gamblers usually eat. I purchased a nice hot dog at the Santa Fe Station Casino race book and thoroughly enjoyed mindlessly munching it down while standing on my feet and reading the odds board! Sports and race book food is cheap in Las Vegas. This hot dog cost $1.00 even! Free food is easy to get with casino gambling points. When I was a professional horse player, I never purchased food at casinos and I always dined for free!
During the hot summer months in Las Vegas, try going to a race book and casually play a race or two. It is a good place to stay out of the afternoon desert heat and it is an entertaining atmosphere. Conversation is easy to make and everybody is their own best horse racing expert! When gambling even just a few dollars, the cocktails are on the house in Las Vegas. You will not go thirsty!
Just another one of those Kentucky Derby years for me. Its rare that I lay off of a Derby race. At least I hung on to my money, instead of making the mistake of sending my gambling dollars back to where they came from. Gamble responsibly. Only lay money out when you have a strong opinion and not a whim!
Race book hot dogs! Yum! ... Shawna