bettin’ on the ponies

Let me tell you what kids, I had one busy weekend. Saturday we went to Belmont Racetrack to bet on the ponies and Sunday we went to the Bronx Zoo. I don’t even know who I am leaving the Island twice in the same weekend.

Let me just say that my boyfriend and I were not successful at betting. I’m pretty sure we (obviously I mean he) only lost like $20 so it wasn’t a big deal. My boyfriend’s cousin and his girlfriend were far more successful.

After a few races I just started to bet on the horses who had names that I loved. My favorite was Karma Shield. And Karma Shield would make me cry in a few minutes.

#7 is Karma Shield

Karma Shield’s jockey was some biotch named Rosie who is the world’s worst jockey, in my expert opinion. Basically, she killed my Karma Shield. Yes, she killed the horse.

This horse was a favorite to win and has a brother who is a serious winner. In fact, KS had a bad ass trainer also.

So yea, Rosie rode the horse like a stereotypical woman and it’s all her fault. Well, it’s partly my boyfriend’s cousins’ fault because he wished a broken leg on the #10 horse.

According, to the racing forums we checked Sunday morning, Karma Shield breaking his leg was a total jockey error.

SHE KILLED MY HORSE! His little leg was flopped under and he kept trying to stand on it and it just broke my heart. They brought the vets onto the track and covered the whole area with a black screen and euthanized him on the field. I really hope they fed Karma Shield to the Lions at the Bronx Zoo because that would actually make me not feel so bad.

Needless to say, I was traumatized. Not as bad as all these degenerate gamblers. I like to think that all the ripped bets on the floor are broken dreams.

How was your weekend?


  1. Julia - the Urban SlantJune 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Poor Karma :(

  2. Grace - Stripes and SequinsJune 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    So, so sad!!

  3. DooleyNotedStyleJune 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    So sad, I grew up at the track with my folks and I would be a hot mess every time anything happened to any injured horse. I am a HUGE animal lover & whenever any of our race horses fell ill my dad would always retire them to a farm upstate, never ever euthanize! I hope that Jockey gets retired – what a A$$ I Hope the zoo made you much happier!

  4. AlexJune 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    KARMA SHIELD NOOO. And those ripped bets are totally broken dreams. Dreams. Crushed. By ponies. Sad.

  5. Lara {simply irresistible}June 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    ahh belmont is only like 10 min from my hometown :) wish i was there with ya! Sounds like you are living the NY dream – and yessssss i need to get there for a visit ASAPPPP

  6. TaylorJune 25, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    That is why I can’t go to horse races, I’d be a ball of tears!!! And I holding work accountable for the fact I’ve been missing your hilarious Friday posts the last two weeks. I may or may not have just dribbled water down my chin from laughing so hard. And yes, yes I did. *AND – don’t hate me I am the worst at grammar and spelling so let’s just take me out of that pool cuz I’m awesome ok?! Thanks!

  7. StephanieJune 25, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    They killed him on the field??? That poor horse!! And that dumb jockey! I want to make a witty joke about karma coming back to get her but it just feels wrong.

  8. Laura [Beauty & the Beard]June 26, 2012 at 3:17 am

    way to end on the positive notes with the broken dreams..i like it.

    as much as horses terrify me (so naturally i’m mature and hate them because they scare me), that was seriously sad about the horse’s leg breaking. ouch.

  9. Rue Le ChatJune 26, 2012 at 3:55 am

    Sad face. I hope a horse doesn’t die at the polo match I’m going to next week. I know I won’t be able to handle it.

  10. Fash BoulevardJune 26, 2012 at 7:01 am

    haha, broken dreams. You are too funny. Obsessed with that pic. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec I’d love to hear your thoughts on my interview for College Lifestyles magazine. xo

  11. Alex ButtsJune 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

    i LOVE going to the races, even at our crappy little race track in Houston. I’d be awesome to check out Belmont someday. I’m one of those idiots that picks by the name though :)

    So annoying for a jockey to ruin the whole thing, but looks like a fun outing nonetheless

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