Saturday, June 06, 2009
While million dollar horses raced each other at Belmont today, bush league two year olds competed in Norwood, Colorado. I watched several races.
I thought this horse looked like real quality in the first race and bet on him. You can only place bets to win at the options window, and the people at the window use paper punchers and plastic cups to keep track of what's been bet.
My horse came in last.
Next race I had a winning bet. But out of six horses, only two crossed the finish line with riders on them.
This long line is all the ticket holders who'd picked the horse I picked!
This auctioneer was handling the Calcutta bets, where you bet to own the horse in that race or something. The bets are way too big for me to consider. ($100 dollar range.)
This woman was running the race. She looked pretty frazzled, and so did her hair.
These two were leaving when I was leaving. He ignored my camera.
We might go back tomorrow.