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Started Apr-29 by Northof64; 371 views.
Northof64

From: Northof64

Apr-29

Complete bummer. Was heading to upper Michigan for a weekend of horse race betting. Was so stoked because Green Bay closed there OTB permanently and have not bet a race locally for a long time. In fact went to Vegas last fall just to play the BC. Anyway ran into a friend that told me you can bet on sports but not horse racing at this Michigan casino. I went huh? I got a letter from twin spires who handles their sports betting promoting the derby.Also a letter from the casino saying come join the derby experience on Friday and Saturday. Bet $100 and get a room discount. We had about ten people going until my friend told me this news. I called and sure shi$ you can bet on sports but not horse races racing. Wtf!!! Derby experience but you can’t bet on it? The room discount is from other sporting events you can bet on. What a marketing f up. Needless to say we have all cancelled and told them what’s the point if you can’t bet on the races. Unbelievable.We are all so disappointed. I know people on this forum are non betters but  not me. I don’t follow just for fun. I also understand you can bet on line but we would go in groups and have so much fun!! I guess those days are gone . Could care less about the race now. Good luck to all who have action.  North

pianot

From: pianot

Apr-29

That sucks big time. I know Minnesota has OTBs just not sure of all the locations.

Oldbettowin

From: Oldbettowin

May-1

That’s ridiculous but I bet it’s mostly because CD won’t let them.

Next year take a trip to Lexington and you can bet on the derby at Keeneland.

Northof64

From: Northof64

May-2

So po’d I did not watch. Finally watched replay and would not have cashed. Super boring and the winner was no where in my notes from the last 15 years of what to look for. Probably time to hang it up here. Don’t get me wrong, not sour grapes i just don't know what to look for anymore.The track is set up for front runners and that is what you get so I guess you should cap for who gets to the first turn first. Although Soup was close but faded to last so who really knows anymore? But omg so boring!!! I would have done pretty good on Friday (Obligatory 16-1) but the track seemed to be playing a little more honest imo. 

Oldbettowin

From: Oldbettowin

May-2

I’m right there with you.  Baffert and CD have pretty much ruined the sport for me.

ChiefsCrown

From: ChiefsCrown

May-3

Agreed....Time for some new blood to get in the winners circle, but if you own a horse and want aspirations to win a derby i guess Baffert's a good start. He attracts big money, what else is there to say?

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