A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time.
What a glorious day at the races! This morning we decided to chuck the chores and head for the local race track. My husband and I jumped into our little roadster, stopped at the car wash, then lunched at Arby’s for roast beef and curly fries. We might as well make a big date out of it. We managed to arrive before race #1. There was time to look at the horses before placing our first bet. The equines all looked like athletes, so we had to depend on one’s attitude and if there was a twinkle in the eye. Forget about the numbers, races won/lost, the speed of the horse, etc., I didn’t have my reading glasses anyway. We bet on a total of six races throughout the day, and here’s what transpired:
Race 1 – Thoroughbred MAIDEN – One of two horses that we chose to win did, Silvers T Bar. We could tell this fine dark beauty wanted to get the heck out of Dodge. And, that she did. We won $4.20.
Race 2 – Two year olds, Paints and Appaloosas – We had never watched a race with these breeds, but we did own a Paint mare years ago, a sway back but sweet. Our only knowledge of the Appaloosa is that our farrier refuses to trim two year old Appaloosa mares. We opted for Good as Gone, because this little filly looked, smug , and we think she’s a Paint. Another winner and another $4.20.
Race 3 – Thoroughbred CLAIMING $4,000 – Slew’s Bet, a bay mare, won us $9.80. My husband said the horse is out of the Seattle Slew line. That’s great, but the other mare, Teralisha, who came in third, has a owner with the name of Marilyn. I thought that rather nice.
To the betting window, gleefully, to place our bets on Race 4 – Quarterhorse MAIDEN – I personally had my heart set on Chicks Fiona, a saucy dark bay, but she was second from last. I thought since the horse was from Arizona, she’d run fast in our cooler air. At least, she had a good time out with the girls.
Race 5 – Thoroughbred MAIDEN – We are now humbled. NOBODY on our ticket even placed. We sipped on a hot cup of coffee and discussed should we stay or should we go?.
Race 6 – Quarterhorse ALLOWANCE – one more for auld lang syne, then we’ll go home and feed the dogs. One of the horses, Really On a Run, (oh, really?) came in third, but my husband and I were tired now, and a bit miffed that the horse, Off Fishing, won. (what a fake out of a name) 🙂
However, it was a good day. We won a total of $18.20. Along with our loss of $11.80, we spent $2 on coffee, $2 on the program, and 50 cents for a pencil. We left $1.90 ahead. Therefore, we are winners.