The secret side of snail racing was recently exposed on the local evening news. A gumshoe reporter had to dig deep in order to locate the smoke-filled, back alley parlor which doubled as the illegal race venue. Shifty patrons placed their cash bets, then kept to themselves as the races began. From a shadowy corner the announcer declared, "Ready, steady, go!" With a sudden lurch forward, the snails left only a faint slime trail in their wake. Who knows, this might be your lucky day if you doubled down on red.