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A Break [Sep. 12th, 2013|10:18 am]
Tony Grist
We go home tomorrow- but only for a week- to make sure the house is still there and cut the hedge and appease Dot and maybe see some people.  It'll be a break though not exactly a holiday.

Today we're going to have lunch with the trainer who master-minded yesterday's "wonderful race" at Uttoxeter. I have- until now- avoided involvement in my mother's retirement hobby- which once paid returns- at least in terms of silverware- and is now a money pit, but living here, running the household, monitoring my mother all day long, watching her write the enormous cheques, it gets to be harder to turn a blind eye. 
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[User Picture]From: basefinder
2013-09-12 10:49 am (UTC)
In NASCAR, the running joke is: Q: Want to know how to make a small fortune? A: Start with a large fortune and own a racing team!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-09-12 03:27 pm (UTC)
It's the same with horse racing. I don't think the owners make any money. They do it for the fun of the thing- and occasionally- the glory.
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From: artkouros
2013-09-12 11:44 am (UTC)
I hear that horse meat is not too bad.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-09-12 03:27 pm (UTC)
Very like beef, I understand.
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[User Picture]From: wyrmwwd
2013-09-12 03:57 pm (UTC)
Does she enjoy it, though?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-09-12 07:37 pm (UTC)
She enjoys being a racehorse owner. She didn't much enjoy watching the race yesterday.
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[User Picture]From: wyrmwwd
2013-09-12 08:08 pm (UTC)
Losing races is kind of a part of the process. Maybe she enjoys the process as a whole, but doesn't enjoy losing. No one enjoys losing. But, maybe there is still a learning curve. I guess what I am saying is, this is her retirement "hobby", not her retirement "business". She is doing it for fun, not to make a bundle of money...

... unless that IS the whole reason she is doing it, to supplement her retirement income. Then it's a poor choice.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-09-13 04:47 pm (UTC)
When my mother and father started racing about 20 years ago it was both hobby and business. They did quite well. They had quite a few winners and made money breeding and selling foals. These days, though, the money only seems to go one way. My father was a businessman, my mother isn't- and she's out of her depth- all the more so now her faculties are fading.
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[User Picture]From: wyrmwwd
2013-09-13 07:37 pm (UTC)
:-( That is sad, and probably very frustrating for her.
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