Sixteen Stages of Finding Out Your Horse Was Scratched As Told Through .Gifs

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Every once in a while, you find a horse that you know in your heart of hearts is a sure thing to win his race. You arrive at the track or log into your online betting account, ready to win this month’s rent with one easy bet.

But then, a few minutes before post time, you check to see if there have been any changes to your race and you see it: your sure thing has been scratched.

At first, you can’t believe what you’re seeing:

Your sense of denial kicks in:

Then, the anger:

Your friends ask what’s wrong, and all you can say is:

You realize that you need to find a new horse to bet on, and time is running out before the race begins:


But you know you can do this: you’ve earned a black belt in making awesome last-minute picks.

So you scan your program, make a pick and put your money down on your new horse.

You feign confidence in your new pick to your friends, but as the horses are nearing the starting gate you’re all:


During the running of the race, you try to watch your new favorite horse, but nervousness intensifies: 

But then, your horse takes the lead – you’re going to win! Suddenly, you’re like:


And just a little bit:

So you go and collect your unexpected winnings, imagining yourself being all:

And at that moment, you can’t wait to do it all over again!

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