I know some people who actually bet on the colour of the hat that the Queen will wear on each day of Royal Ascot. But then I also know someone who used to bet on two flies crawling up a window or, one crazy day, which of the four of us could kick a football the furthest distance across the River Thames - without any thought of how the winner of the bet would recover the balls. I lost, thankfully.
I am selective with my selections, including at Ascot. It's tempting to bet on loads of horses but that way . . .
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