Ready set Go!
The horse jockeys and horses are warming up for the race. They gallop back and forth and a few of them in circles. Slowly they enter their cage number. Then a minute later they start galloping. The horses are neck to neck. While the jockeys uses their legs, thigh muscles, and body positioning to make the horse go faster. “Coming on number 3, 5, and 7!” yell John and I. Number 3, 5, and 7 riding side to side. Suddenly number 3 head is poking out. Yes, yes, number 3 is the winner! We won we won!
Have you ever been to a horse derby? I think it is a bit interesting. You get to watch all sort of people at the race at all age. You can see the VIP people who have special parking and building area of the horse derby. The VIP section had hats for well over 100E and up each one I picked was too high and I love hats. Sparkling wine, leather couches and chairs under a tent, and a game room to bet with man reading newspaper, smoking, and a big screen tv. John and I giggle passing that section. The attire for all was a bit different. You have the casual wear people and others such as some men in suites, women in hats, and sunflower dresses.
The race is for almost 7 hours and start mid afternoon. It was John and I first time ever at a track and we wanted to see what it was all about plus I wanted to take photos for my scrap book. It was nothing like the American movies portray. We paid a fee of 20E for both of us to get in. Entering was food and drink stands and a lot of betting booths. John and I bet on 3, 5, and 7. I love odd numbers because what is the odd that we would win, lol. We placed 1E on each horse. Won 5E when number 3 won. John asked if I would like to bet again. I told him no I am okay I just came to wear my hat and to see a horse race in real life. We laughed, held each other hand, and bought two bottle of water with our winnings, lol.
Have you ever been to a horse race and was it in the State? What was it like for you?