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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


They say that money won’t buy you happiness, and people have been know to walk away from lucrative careers. If that’s the case then former Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck set a new benchmark when he decided to retire this past weekend. In the process Luck walked away from as much as $500M is future salary and the possibility to end his career as one of the all-time greats. Kudos to him for stepping away from the continual rigors of pain and rehab. His career may be over but this isn’t the end of Andrew Luck, it’s the beginning of the rest of his life – although we wouldn’t be surprised if he pulls a Michael Jordan and someday plays again.

Today’s 2-Minute Handicap

MLB – Cubs: 11-3 vs. Mets … LA Dodgers: Buehler 9-1 $ vs.. NL West this season … Cleveland: 11-0 vs. Tigers … LA Angels: 10-2 home vs. Rangers … Washington: 10-2 vs. Orioles.

Grinding Out The Profits

Here’s what @Capt. Andrew Luck tweeted upon the announcement of his retirement: “Dearest Mother – The quill has never felt more heavy. I have made the decision to holster my sidearm permanently. I shall battle no more. The decision is difficult, but, as the hogs taught me, I must be true to myself. I am coming home to care for you and the farm – Andrew.” Pretty poignant, we must say. But in our world, the end result is that the Colts went from 12-1 to 30-1 at the Westgate, and their season win total dropped down to 6.5 from 9.5 wins at Fanduel. Safe to say he had that much of an impact on the game.

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