Ruler On Ice Wins Belmont Stakes, Brian Sinkoff Loses $928.00
Congrats to 24-1 long shot Ruler On Ice - who won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. And let's give props to Stay Thirsty - who was 2nd in the final leg of the Triple Crown.
But forget about who won, I want to talk about who lost.
That's right. I lost $928.00.
Ruler On Ice returned $51.50, $26 and $13.60. Stay Thirsty paid $19.40 and $10.80. Brilliant Speed was third and returned $7.90 to show.
The 3-2 exacta paid $928.00. Nine-hundred and twenty eight dollars!
Why is that important? Because I always bet 3-2. Always. For ever major stakes race, I do it. March 2nd is my birthday and so I exacta box the 3-2 everytime. Except this time. For some reason, I decided not to make the bet for the Belmont. Perhaps I wasn't into the Belmont Stakes because there wasn't a Triple Crown on the line.
I am so upset I want to throw up. I'm not even kidding. This sickens me. I will never, ever skip out on a major stakes race again. I know the 3-2 will never finish first and second again, but I'm not going to regret not making a bet anymore. It's better to have bet and lost then never to have bet at all.
Well, I guess you can say you can't lose what you never had but that doesn't help me right now.