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Listening to the losers

When things go from bad to ugly at the track, Jay has a group of friends he always turns to

Updated: February 15, 2006, 11:42 AM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

The gift that keeps on giving is somebody who can't pick winners.

Too often, people who couldn't hit their backsides with a rolled-up Form are avoided as though they were bad luck -- they're talked about, laughed at -- they're popular but are seldom consulted.

Ignoring somebody who can't pick winners is like asking that the names of all jockeys and trainers be removed from your Racing Form and program.

A bad picker can be an asset, a hot tip that is actually worth something.

Here?s ...

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