I wanted to share a few pics from our venture to Keeneland this weekend. This was our first visit of the Spring season, and we had a lot of fun. We bet on several of the races, and of course I could only pick those in the bottom half of the races. Well, except the first race where I called the winner, but we didn't bet on it. Oh, and the winner's odds were by far the worst of that field.
At one point during our revelry the entire grandstand area when quiet. During a race ran on the grass turf on the most infield part of the track, a horse fell over the railing and the jockey fell off. Luckily, the horse and jockey were both fine, but it was a very shocking moment during our day of fun.
By far my favorite part of the day is when the horses are escorted around in the grassy yard area for a gentle warm-up. I think I could stare at them all day. There's a grace in how a strong horse moves. I'm now super excited to head back at the end of this week!
|This silly horse had his tongue out....no, he didn't win.|