City Desk

Last Minute Belmont Tout!

John Scheinman, also known as The Last Turf Writer the Washington Post Ever Had, has passed along his picks for today's Belmont Stakes: Chocolate Candy, Charitable Man, and Mine That Bird. And some advice: "Box 'em and cash!"

Sure, Scheinman in this very same space tossed Rachel Alexandra out of the mix on Preakness Day.

So bless him for getting right back on the horse and handing us the triple in the Belmont. That takes guts. Because as with any real horseplayer, he'd rather be right than rich. Because rich for a degenerate gambler, er, railbird is a very temporary state. But right lasts forever! (And Scheinman's track record shows he has been very right on racing's biggest days. Among them: In 2005, while on assignment for the Post, he hit the Pick Three at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day for $14,972.10.)

So, run out RIGHT NOW to your nearest OTB and put the July and August mortgages* on a Triple Box of the 1-6-7 horses. Post time for the feature is 6:27 p.m. EST.

And, as usual, if our picks don't come in...YOU GET THE REST OF THE SEASON ABSOLUTELY FREE!

*don't really, dumbass

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  • http://www.brandongreenandassociates.com/ Brandon

    So how'd that work out for him?

  • Frustrated horseplayer

    "So, run out RIGHT NOW to your nearest OTB...."

    I'm guessing that would be one of Philadelphia's turf clubs?

  • Dave McKenna

    doesn't the Cracked Claw in Urbana still offer OTB? that's a nice place, or at least it was years ago...nice drive, good food...AND LEGALIZED GAMBLING!

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