There are no 'stupid' questions

As a stupid person, or so I've been told, I need to ask a stupid question: What's all this about historical horse races?

Doesn't historical horse racing mean the race has already been run and therefore the winner known (as well as place and show)? And doesn't that also mean that even a person as stupid as me could look up a race in the Telegraph and then go lay down a bet and parlay it into a fortune?

Sort of like what Biff did in "Back To the Future II." And why is Rosie galloping toward building an OTB facility in Hampton to provide this activity?

OK, that's four stupid questions, but I'm reaching out here. Somebody throw me a lifeline, please. Thank you in advance.

Steve Pasco

James City County

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