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Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

What you have here is an old guy. In education for 30 years, started teaching elementary, ended as library and media director of community college. I've enjoyed mountain climbing, sports car rallying, was pipe major of a bagpipe band, played guitar and sang during the folk revival, walking and hiking later in life. Now fairly sedentary. Enjoy reading, esp. mysteries and fantasy, but my reading is pretty eclectic. Enjoy movies, giving Netflix a workout.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Last Sunday was another big day at the race track. It was the running of the two biggest races of the year, the Distaff for fillies and mares for $100,000 and the Longacres Mile for the boys for $300,000. Naturally this day draws the biggest crowd of the year, so the food lines are long, the betting windows lines are long and just generally there are too darn many people. Still, we wouldn't miss it. Lots of pomp and circumstances. No, neither of horses were on the card, but our trainer had several horses in. Sorry to say they didn't do very well. But generally we had a good time, didn't lose much money (I was down $3.50 at the end of the day), and we had a nice dinner at Applebee's on the way home. I should mention that I picked the winner in the Mile, Assessment, a horse that had the outside post. No horse had won the Mile since 1935 from the #12 post. And he beat a couple of big horses that had shipped in from California. Good for a Washington-bred.

The catalog for the Yearling Sales came in the mail today. No, I don't intend to do any bidding, but it's fun to watch others spend their money. There is at least one yearling in the sale that is owned by the partnership that we belong to. We'll see what she brings. Enuff. I'll try to talk about something other than horses next time.

2 Comments:

Blogger Bill Crider said...

Maybe the yearling will bring a good price. Might be better than betting.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I love the horse talk.

10:09 PM  

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