Perfect Nonsense

Updated: December 13, 2010, 7:55 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

Last week, somebody I know left thoroughbred racing for casino action when a horse that couldn't win, won.

He collected his things in an orderly fashion, neatly stacking losing tickets in case the IRS requested the pleasure of his facts and figures; and he showed me what had happened.

Horses that can't win, win so often that you'd think there would be something more appropriate to call them. Like horses that have little chance. But horses that have little chance pay $50 to win ...

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