The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
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Friday, May 3, 2013

One Bet Turns a Stablehand Into a Stable Owner -

Mr. Murphy, 29, knew his horses well. He was able to tell which ones were on their toes and which ones needed a little more care. He also knew his way around a betting window. On a hunch, he bet $75 on five of his favorites. It was the sort of desperate stab that only a man who loves horses would make.

But he won — big. His $75 bet paid more than $1.5 million, enough to put down the shovel and become his own boss.


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What enjoyable naivety from the NYT: much like their political coverage, I suppose.

Posted by: dearieme | May 4, 2013 1:29:11 AM