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I went to the Del Mar racetrack this weekend. My betting strategy, as always, was to bet on horses whose names appealed to me in some way. So I bet on 'Professor Higgins' because it sounded like a character out of a '60s sci-fi movie, and then on 'Tricks Her' because it sounded like Trickster, and thus had a connection with hoaxes. Both horses won. Unfortunately, every other horse I bet on lost, leaving me down $20 for the day.
Posted by Alex on Tue Aug 13, 2002
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Hey just so u know Professor Higgins is a reference to My Fair Lady, or Pygmalion if u prefer. The man who teaches Eliza Doolittle how to speak properly. Thought u would pick up on that being a person with quite expansive general knowledge.Posted by Merve in athens on Mon Oct 10, 2005 at 07:08 AM