- 21 May 2001
Early afternoon, Mom, Dad and I took off on the tram for Glenelg and walked the developed, seashore area for a few hours exploring shops and watching the masses of locals enjoying a picture-perfect day. On our return, Mom and I stopped off at the Adelaide Cup and there, we found Jim, who urged us to place bets before the eighth and premier race of the day. Mom ended up betting A$5.00 on Apache King to win and reaped A$22.50 when he actually did win! And I collected my first winnings – A$12.50 on a place bet with Bel Air. I sure was proud of Mom, who’d never been to a horse race in her life, but still picked the winner. Just goes to show that good things do happen to good people.