Gary R. Scherr, the hapless horseplayer who says he took home two counterfeit $100 bills as winnings from Pimlico Race Course, won't be getting his money back.
Track officials instead offered Mr. Scherr $200 worth of admissions and food. But no cash.
Fine, said Mr. Scherr. "I accept his offer and I want a table for four on Preakness Day for my inconvenience. With a view."
Short of the coveted Preakness seats, Mr. Scherr said, he wants his money back.
"It's unfair because the entrance doesn't cost 'em anything, the food doesn't cost 'em anything," Mr. Scherr said.
"It shows good faith, but the real good faith would have been to pay me."
Mr. Scherr, 35, said he received two bogus $100 bills as part of his winnings from Sunday's eighth race, in which he correctly picked the first two horses.