Monday, July 20, 2009

And They're Off!

Monkeyseemonkeydo wins the race!! And we all stand up and cheer.

Yesterday, I had a girls lunch date. We went to Canterbury Downs for the horse races. That is so much fun. We reserved a table and were spoiled. We had someone wait on us for lunch and we also had a betting runner. She came right to the table, took our wagers, and paid us out on our wins. We had seats right on the finish line.

I had total beginners luck. I only bet $2 per race. Some races I put down 1 wager and some I put down 2 wagers. I won on every race except the 7th, but 7 races out of 8 is pretty dang good. I also took a shot at putting a wager on a Triple Play. You have to name the winners of 3 races in a row. The first one I did, I lost my $2. The second one, I won $100. I won a total of $140 for the day. Pretty good Beginner's Luck, I must say.

When we walked in we bought Jack or Joe or whoever he is tips on betting the winner. He predicts who is going to win and give tips on the horses in each race. I'm glad I only followed his advice on 2 of the races, as he only picked 2 winners out of 8. Good thing I listened to my grandmother's advice and picked the ones with the names I liked. Turns out she has the best advice. Maybe they should sell her picks instead.

We ventured outside for the final race, so we could be closer to the action.

I've seen jockeys on TV and they are little there, but up close and personal, they are tiny with big heads. One of them had a Superman jockey outfit on. I don't think he won any races though.

We had a really good time. We decided we'd definitely have to make that another girls day out venture. Hopefully, my Beginner's Luck will continue. I'll continue to follow Grandma's advice as it worked for me yesterday. Next time I'll wager $5 on some of the races now that I know how it all works.


Tamara Hart Heiner said...

so funny! I've never been to such a thing. what fun! pick the names you like, huh. what a great story!

Mmom said...

Better watch that "beginner's luck" bit. It doesn't last forever. Sounds like betting the horses could be addictive. Fun, but addictive. We did a dog race once.

Mary~Momathon said...

sounds fun!

Wolfpak5 said...

Sounds like you had alot of fun. I like Gma's advice. I know you took a ton of photos, hope to see them soon.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I've never been to a horse race...just watch the Triple Crown on tv. I bet it's even more exciting in person. Glad you had a good time.