We still love when he comes for a visit, and this time DW's sister and brother-in-law arranged for us to spend an afternoon at Emerald Downs. They are part-owners of a horse that races here, and I was excited to see him run. We had a couple of private boxes right up front, and they even arranged to have a race named for Dee (he was tickled!).
Oh, and did I mention the Corgi races? More on the wee doggie races in another post.
|My handsome husband and his beautiful sisters|
|Outriders, ready for the first race|
|Because "we" were sponsoring the first race, we got to go to the saddling paddock before the race|
|My favorite entry (he didn't win, but would make a great dressage horse!|
|Dee, with the "Dee Williams Purse" on the readerboard|
|Waiting in the winner's circle|
|Number 7 won going away|
|I've never been in the winner's circle before!|
|The guys called this tall gray a giraffe, with his long legs and high head carriage and skinny rat tail. |
I love his name: Snowball's Chance.
|Second trip to the owner's enclosure to watch the horses come in.|
|Arrom Bear heading for the saddling paddock|
|Rocco Bowen up on Arrom Bear, ready to run|
|Bear finished 5th. They later found out that he has a bone chip in his knee, which may end his career.|
|Engrossed in the Daily Racing Form|
|The last race was a mile, which means the starting gate was right in front by the grandstand. A bird's-eye view for us!|
|My favorite was the No. 5 horse, English Kitty. No. 9, Stuck River, won the race.|
|Look at all those bay rumps, side by side in the starting gate.|
|And they're off!|
|Stuck River won it easily|
|Family photographs before the last race|