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Another betting race

Updated: June 2, 2010, 11:53 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

I don't have all the answers. I don't even have most of the questions.

Here's a good one from a 25-year horseplayer from Florida:

"I hear them talking about 'betable races' all the time. What exactly is one of those, anyway?"

To deal with the language issue first, there doesn't seem to be a word "betable," or "bettable." Our language was pulled together in a simpler time, one without so many gambles, obviously. In this age of many wagers, there should be a registered word ...

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