I have very vivid memory's of betting on the national with my nan and aunt Win, Id be laying on the green carpeted floor looking over the newspaper with all the horses names and jockeys on it. Of course it meant nothing to me and I would just pick a name for the sake of it - usually with some theory or other about it being connected with something so was just meant to be!
So after dropping the children at their grandads I decided to stop at the Bookies and have a bet. Aunt Win has this theory about Jockeys wearing green so I had to have one all in green. I decided after much umming and arrrhhhing to bet on 3 horses! betting a whole £3 in total. If the green one wins I might split the winnings with Win.... but then I might not! LOL