Oct 22

Daily Pics: Winners!

by in Everyday Journeys

Kentucky is the proud Horse Capital of the World, so it would be rude not to make a small wager at the track. We spent the afternoon at Keeneland Race Track and walked away with a fist full of dollars…$13 to be exact!

 

Mural on building

Deja vu lunch at the Lexington Diner. I asked the waitress to surprise me, and got a yummy Kentucky cheesesteak with coleslaw

 

Drive in wagering sign at Keeneland race track

I’ve heard of drive through fast food, ATMs, liquor stores and now wagering!

 

Entry to Keeneland racing track

Well timed race meet in October

 

Greeter at Keeneland race track

Met the lovely Tamryn who gave us the inside scoop and a race program 

 

Watching horses saddle up

Pole position for the parade of horses and saddling up

 

Betting ticket and horse

Slow start with number 7 coming second last

 

Baby and me with wagering ticket

Doing better in race 5 and 6

 

Starting gates

Setting up – da da da dah, da dah – is actually played by a real bugle guy! 

 

Horse race

Off they go! 

 

Horse race finish

Here they come!

 

Woman with winnings

Fist full of winnings!

 

Yesterday: Ouchies 

Tomorrow: Year of the Horse

 

 

 

 

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