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Old 05-06-2012, 12:58 AM   #2841
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I'll be watching the other races as well. I don't know why I didn't remember the derby was on today. I have watched it with my Dad since I was little. I love horses and I too don't care who wins. Though I kind of like some of the jockeys and often route for them! It is just such a regal sport. I love show jumping and have also been to the Cloverdale (here in BC) and Calgary Stampedes.

I used to barrel race...that was a couple of years ago.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:00 AM   #2842
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I used to barrel race...that was a couple of years ago.
Is there anything you HAVEN'T done, your Ogreness?
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I was flabbergasted when I went to the Santa Anita Racetrack. It was gorgeous. I knew that thoroughbreds were pretty horses, but OMG, they were gorgeous (and frail looking). It was absolutely nothing like I expected. It was soooo much better.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:01 AM   #2844
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It wasn't a big surprise, the Derby I mean, a horse won...
Considering it was Cinco de Mayo, A Mexican jockey was the winning jockey. How fitting.
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Is there anything you HAVEN'T done, your Ogreness?
I haven't climbed Mount Everest, played football or taken up an instrument.
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Considering it was Cinco de Mayo, A Mexican jockey was the winning jockey. How fitting.
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I was flabbergasted when I went to the Santa Anita Racetrack. It was gorgeous. I knew that thoroughbreds were pretty horses, but OMG, they were gorgeous (and frail looking). It was absolutely nothing like I expected. It was soooo much better.
Wow, I would love to go to one of the big tracks. My Dad (and sometimes my Mom would come) would talk me to Hastings Park in Vancouver. They weren't heavy betters by any means, but they loved to watch the horses and had a table in the clubhouse. I loved watching from there and the food was incredible. But to see Santa Anita or one of the other big tracks would be amazing.
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Wow, I would love to go to one of the big tracks. My Dad (and sometimes my Mom would come) would talk me to Hastings Park in Vancouver. They weren't heavy betters by any means, but they loved to watch the horses and had a table in the clubhouse. I loved watching from there and the food was incredible. But to see Santa Anita or one of the other big tracks would be amazing.
I was visiting my parents in California. We went with some of their friends. I had expected it to be kind of sleazy, you know, like bookies. But, it was nothing like that. I think I bet $2 in each race
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When we were on the road, we aimed to go for anything interesting. We arrived in Kentucky maybe the day of or after the Derby. You can't even get in unless you know someone. BUT, I'd never been to a horse race before. So we went to Churchill Downs the Sunday after. I don't even know how to gamble on a race, so we didn't. We just took our mint juleps and went and watched the races. I've been to car, hound, boat races and .... well, yawn! But I could get addicted to the horse races ... without gambling! The animals are wonderful, beautiful. And you can feel the earth move, literally, when they go by you. I loved it.
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I see that I put my Derby thoughs in the wrong thread -- didn't see this one going. I always pick a horse, never bet, sometimes actually luck out just by chance. Didn't choose the winner this year, but felt the whole crowd's excitement at that dazzling finish. Wow.
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