Thursday, June 05, 2008

From The Horse's Mouth

Betting at the track is best left to the experts. Sure, you might go watch the horses run around and place a small wager here and there, but all for the fun of it. You don't expect to win because you wouldn't know a thoroughbred from a plow horse.

Next time you go, you'd want former taoiseach Bertie Ahern at your side. That man can place a winning bet.

As the Mahon Tribunal continues to investigate Mr. Ahern's unusual financial dealings, it has come out that he won eight thousand pounds sterling during 1996, and all of it from betting on horses. Can you imagine that level of success?

He had quite forgotten his dazzling ability to pick a winner when he testified earlier. He thought that the lodgements in question were salary checks, but of course he wasn't paid in pounds sterling so where did the money come from? He has since recalled that he won quite a bit of money from gambling, which proceeds were paid out in cash, and like a good father he put it into his daughters' accounts.

Do you think he's taking Big Brown at the Belmont Stakes, or has he gotten a different tip...straight from the horse's mouth?

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