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Betting Quotes and Quotations

A bookie is just a pickpocket who lets you use your own hands.
Henry Morgan
A racetrack is a place where windows clean people.
Danny Thomas
After one of them has won the Kentucky Derby, any breeding expert can sit down and show you just why he won - from his pedigree. The only trouble is, the expert can't do it before the race.
Phil Chinn
Any money I put on a horse is a sort of insurance policy to prevent it from winning.
Frank Richardson
Fortunately my wife is understanding. When I come home from the races she never asks any questions, if I tell her I just ate a $380 hot dog.
Tim Conway
Horse sense is what keeps horses from betting on what people will do.
Raymond Nash
I am not one of the people who believe that the main reason why a chap becomes a bookmaker is because he is too scared to steal and too heavy to become a jockey.
Noel Whitcombe
I understand it is 13-8 against Egon Ronay publishing a Good Betting Shop Food Guide by 1997.
Clement Freud
I wouldn't bet on a horse unless he came up to my house and told me to himself.
Eubie Blake (1975)
If in the paddock the owner is surrounded by a herd of young children, don't back his horse. But if the owner is accompanied by a beautiful lady, plunge to the hilt.
Robert Morley
In betting on races, there are two elements that are never lacking - hope as hope, and an incomplete recollection of the past.
Edward V. Lucas (1951)
In most betting shops you will see three windows marked 'Bet Here', but only one window with the legend 'Pay Out"
Jeffrey Bernard
It's one thing to ask your bank manager for an overdraft to buy 500 begonias for the borders in Haslemere, but quite another to seek financial succour to avail oneself of the 5-2 they're offering on lie de Bourbon for the St Leger.
Jeffrey Bernard (1978)
Losers walking around with money in their pockets are always dangerous, not to be trusted. Some horse always reaches out and grabs them.
Bill Barich
No one has ever bet enough on a winning horse.
Richard Sasuly
Remember, Lady Godiva put all she had on a horse and she lost her shirt!
W. C. Fields
The horse I bet on Came in so late, that it had to tiptoe into the barn not to wake the other horses.
Anon
The horse I bet on Had.four legs and flies - unfortunately it was a dead horse
Anon
The only exercise I get is walking to the betting office.
Peter O'Sullevan Daily Telegraph (1994)
The reason Con loses at the races, while he always wins at cards, is that he can't shuffle the horses!
The Jockey Who Laughs
They head the list of bad to bet on: But I insist they're worse to get on
Richard Armour

 

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