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Saturday picks

Eddie Mac tell you what he thinks about picking Saturday's big races.

Updated: February 24, 2006, 3:22 PM ET
By Ed McNamara | Special to ESPN.com

So, why do we gamble? It's not because we expect to win in the long run. Maybe 2 percent of us do, and the rest play because we get itchy for action. Bucking the odds forever won't show a profit, but it's such a challenging pastime.

A 1970 Bob Dylan album (remember that word, old folks?) has an even older song (Dylan didn't write it) entitled "The Days of '49." Appropriately, it's about the miners who were lured west in 1849 by the California Gold Rush. All of them were in search of The ...

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