Day Results 10 / 2-2-3
2020 Overall 982 982 / 347-324-392
Win % of Top Pick 35.34%
Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall 36.08%
2020 Top Pick in the Money –633-982 64.46%
Top Selection ITM / SAR 53-78 67.95%
Top Selection Win / SAR 30-78 38.46%
Top Selection ITM / Ellis Park 63-93 67.74%
Top Selections Win / Ellis Park 29-93 31.18%
“Key Horses” @ SAR 11-4-1-1 36.36% Win / 54.54% ITM
“Key Horses” @ Ellis Park 12/4-4-2 33.33% Win / 83.33% ITM
“Key Horses” in 2020 131-45-28-19 34.35% Win / 70.23% ITM

Sunday was supposed to be “Fun Day,” at Ellis Park.

The best lineup of horses ever assembled on one day at the little, country-store racetrack in Henderson, KY.

Perhaps, the best horse ever to race at Ellis Park — period — in Art Collector. The argument may have been settled with his performance in the Ellis Park Derby. In a word? Dominating. Convincing. Sailing.

The best wagering opportunities and a big chance to make some serious cash money. We did not make the argument, in this regard, very well. In a word? We stunk. That’s two words, I know.

It was Sunday.

It was “Fun Day.”

But not at the betting windows for this ole’ Peabody at the “Pea Patch.”

We managed only 2 winners — and one of those was the odds-on favorite Art Collector.

We did manage six exactas out of the 10 races and they yielded returns of $40.60, $23.40, $50.40, $22.00, $27.70 and $9.10 for each $1 played.

But it was not enough to overcome the serious hole that I kept digging into and not out of, all day long.

We still had fun.

Art Collector ran himself into serious KY Derby contention.

My son, Brad, hopped on a plan and rode down from Columbus to watch his friend’s horse win the Groupie Doll. Of course, Brad, ever the salesman, made his way to the winner’s circle for a photo opportunity. Camera shy, he is not.

And, we celebrated with Ellis Park on a great day of racing action.


A “Fun Day,” absolutely.

See you later this week, ya’ll.

Until then…

Good Luck & All the Best / Gene