After a 4-year absence, I went back to playing the ponies (can't play poker online, so what the heck). Revamped the old handicapping program, and played in BRISNET's annual handicapping competition. Out of 2000-to-3000 participants, I finished 17th (bankroll of $117.40 after 10 races, $2 bets win/place on each - that's a profit of nearly $80). Great, right? Not so fast - prizes awarded to the top 15 players. Now it’s time to second-guess my selections (4 winners, 1 second), as two alternate selections came in first. If I had used them, I would've been 6th. Shoot.