Today is Grand National Day.
Here in the UK, this one of the big events on the horse racing calendar. My 94year old nan loves a bit of a dabble so I’ve just been down to the betting shop to put a bet on for her. With zero knowledge of current form, I simply scanned down the list and picked the one that jumped out. ‘Vintage Star’ it is. Why? Because I like the name. Because it’s for my Nanny – the Vintage Star in my life!
A couple of things I realised in hindsight when looking around the shop as I left and walked home:
OBSERVATION: Others were deep in study at the form/stats.
RESULT: This was taking up A LOT of their time with no action.
OBSERVATION: The Grand National is a ‘steeple chase’ race – with lots of (very tall) fences to jump.
RESULT: Horse fall, jockeys fall off. Some get back up and carry on, some give up.
OBSERVATION: Horse races have favourites that people ‘assume’ will win. Others have the odds really stacked against them, just because they haven’t won before.
RESULT: Sometimes, the horse that’s never won before, does win. They call these ‘outsiders’.
My point is hopefully made a little clearer in this video. Excuse the slightly out of breath approach – walking and talking is quite a challenge it seems…
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Happy Grand National Everyone!