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play the horses

To make bets on the outcomes of horse races. I nearly lost our entire life savings playing the horses one weekend. After that, I never gambled again in my life. My father always used to take me and my brother to play the horses on the last Sunday of the month, letting us pick which horse to put the money on.
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