Sunday, May 23, 2010

We Bet Away the Kids Inheritance or How we Lost Our Asses at Churchill Downs

Actually there really wasn't much of an inheritance anyways (but I think the kids already know that).  And we really didn't lose our asses because we are, by some people's standards, very cheap wagerers.  But I hate to lose and that is pretty much all that happened when we went to Churchill Downs.  We went on Preakness Stakes Saturday.  It was a pretty hopping place and it's not quite like Turf Paradise in Phoenix. 

After walking around for a while, we planted ourselves in the bar (go figure!).  That in itself was very interesting.  For one thing, there are a lot of regulars who sit there at that bar.  I did get a good chuckle out of the guy who kept returning to the bar for his foo-foo frozen strawberry margarita.  I would really have taken him for a whiskey shooter.  LOL.  As for me .....Since I was at Churchill Downs, I had to have a mint julep.  And I had it in a 2010 Kentucky Derby glass :) 

It was, well, okay......It tasted like bourbon with a little mint and a lot of ice! 

We hung out for quite a while and place some bets on the Preakness.  I was very disappointed!!  I just want to know why Lookin at Lucky and First Dude didn't finish in the money when I bet on them before!!  Of course, they came in when I pretty much gave up on them!! 

It was a long day and, of course I made sure I got some photos of Churchill Downs.  As much as I'd like to go to the Kentucky Derby, I'm not sure I'm willing to pay the money.  I wonder if I'd even be able to see anything!!   Probably better just to go to the nearest OTB to watch it.

I'll just close with a few photos from the day....


And I did have to get a hat since I was at Churchill Downs!

1 comment:

Lori Renn said...

Love all the pics! I grew up around horse racing and this brings back lots of memories. Um, not great ones for that matter! Haha. Love you guys!