Was no fun ...
So, to set the scene ..
Have just spent the last 36 hours, on the road, or at Ascot, for a small profit, and now have to go and work at Worcester race-course.
The kit is different, so, obviously, we forget 2 vital screws, and we are on the back-foot.
Its raining (Cricket at Worcester, was reduced to a 16 over game), and people are few and far between.
Eventually create a work-around for the 2 missing screws .. , and we are working, trying to drum up business, from the reasonable crowd.
This was hard work .. the punters in the midlands are v price sensitive, so, in a competitive ring, u get v few mug bets.
All day, business was pathetic, taking maybe £300 a race, for the first 7 races, of the 8 race card.
Results were mixed, so, were just losing going into the last race.
We put up the prices for the last, and 1st bet we lay, is a 40/1 chance, £50 e-w.
This was solidly supported to 14/1 .. we laid a bet of £100 at 14/1, just before the off, and its a loser for us, of about £2k.
Its a active betting race, and also just before the off, we lay £200-e.w, to the owner of a 9/1 chance.
For the first time, we are holding over a £1000 in field money, but even thou the race was over 2 miles, we knew our fate a long way out, as they finished 1-2.
Its a right kick in the bollox, to lose £2k, on the last, and make it a losing week, even before expenses.
Bookmaking, is really hard - and it wasnt an especially fun drive home.