During the past 20 years I did well gambling on thoroughbred racing. I find it tough to accept that years ago I was able to make very good profit on turnover betting on horse racing, especially when bookmaking ruled as king, and then later on when T.A.B. overs between the states was truly attainable. Now, sadly, both of these sources as a means to squeeze out a dollar from gambling have all but dried up, and only the biggest of punters, with the largest and most costly information base can beat the odds. I used fair means or foul to keep on winning, and that meant swallowing my pride and getting my winners from outside sources at various times. I was not so ego driven that I tried to rely on my own (lack of) handicapping skills to maintain a winning edge - if I did, I would have been just another loser. Now that my lower than previous winning margins have become nothing more than an exercise in paying for the expenses in the last year or so, I consider my own gambling days to as good as over.