At The Races And Time To Bet (Page Three)
Ninety minutes later and we are miles down the track ready for lunch and a racing afternoon!
The aerial view
Did You Know? - The length of the race track is exactly one mile (1.6 km), and races are run counter-clockwise. A 100-mile AAA championship (Indianapolis-type car) race was held at Del Mar in November 1949, but the death of popular local driver Rex Mays in that event caused "big car" racing to disappear from Southern California circuits for another 18 years. (In addition, the horse racing community was deeply resentful of oil-dripping cars being run on the horse-oriented dirt racing surface.)
Walking back across PCH was an adventure
We pass through the train station on the way to the bus
The double deck busses were ready to roll
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Us and a few thousand friends (Courtesy AJ)
Horses on parade (Courtesy of AJ)
Up close and personal (Courtesy AJ)
Enter here yea with all the money (Courtesy of AJ)
We Had Great Seats
We had four rows right down front
Two flights down to the paddock
Great view from the decks up
Guess who flew in from DC just to see the races? (Courtest of AJ)
In Our Seats And Paying Attention!
"I swear only to bet on the winners"
"I swear to tell the truth and only the truth.... most of the time!"
Irene picks a horse
Sandy told a good joke
Betting requires teamwork....
Reading is a good habit.... unless it is the racing form
Did You Know? - The Daily Racing Form (DRF) is a tabloid newspaper founded in 1894 in Chicago, Illinois by Frank Brunell. The paper publishes the past performances of race horses as a statistical service for bettors on horse racing in the United States.
In cooperation with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the National Turf Writers Association, the Daily Racing Form selects the winners of the annual Eclipse Awards.
In 1922, the DRF publishing company was sold to Triangle Publications, which would eventually be owned by Walter Annenberg. The Daily Racing Form currently is owned by Arlington Capital Partners (since late 2007), and is based at 708 3rd Avenue in New York City.
Wetting down the dirt takes loads of equipment
Robin is getting the latest
Getting the scoop
Did You Know? - Scoop is an informal term used in journalism. The word connotes originality, importance, surprise or excitement, secrecy and exclusivity.
Stories likely considered to be scoops are important news, likely to interest or concern many people. A scoop is typically a new story, or a new aspect to an existing or breaking news story. Generally the story is unexpected, or surprising, and/or a former secret. This means the scoop typically must come from an exclusive source. Events open to a multitude of witnesses generally cannot become scoops, (e.g. a natural disaster, or the announcement of a scientific breakthrough at a press conference). However, exclusive news content is not always a scoop, as it may not provide the requisite importance or excitement. An example of this may be interviews with a local resident about a local event. A scoop may be also defined retrospectively; a story may come to be known as a scoop because of a historical change in perspective of a particular event.
Calm and cool in the heat of the race.... He didn't bet
New meaning to "Don't ask, don't tell"
The happy winners
Everybody is out betting!
What is this man thinking??
Studying the racing statistics
The finish line... A place our horses never get close to!
Cleanup begins immediately
Old (Debbie and Sue) friends get to visit between races... Both retired and having fun
Yes... They are texting each other
Starting younger and younger
Did You Know? - Text messaging, or texting, refers to the exchange of brief written text messages between fixed-line phone or mobile phone and fixed or portable devices over a network. While the original term (see below) was derived from referring to messages sent using the Short Message Service (SMS) originated from Radio Telegraphy, it has since been extended to include messages containing image, video, and sound content (known as MMS messages). The sender of a text message is known as a texter, while the service itself has different colloquialisms depending on the region: it may simply be referred to as a text in North America, India, Australia, the Philippines and the United Kingdom, an SMS in most of Europe, and a TMS or SMS in the Middle East and Asia.
Old friends of many many years
Ernie, John, Ed, and Kathy are sharing secrets of race betting....
Serious business it is...
The old pictures around the track are fascinating
This is where we hung out....
We had the first three rows
The finish line and our horse is on last place.... again
The tags each had something cute... Kathy's was "Hot To Trot"
Kerstin's "Wines constantly"
Han's... I am hoping for change"
Pete tries to cast a magic spell on the horses... Doesn't seem to work
Oh oh... He made Lisa go to sleep
Did You Know? - Magic is the claimed art of manipulating aspects of reality either by supernatural means or through knowledge of occult laws unknown to science. It is in contrast to science, in that science does not accept anything not subject to either direct or indirect observation, and subject to logical analysis, whereas practitioners of magic claim it is an inexplicable force beyond logic.
Magic has been practiced in all cultures, and utilizes ways of understanding, experiencing and influencing the world somewhat akin to those offered by religion, though it is sometimes regarded as more focused on achieving results than religious worship. Magic is often viewed with suspicion by the wider community, and is commonly practised in isolation and secrecy.
The starting gate rumbles by
Did You Know? - A starting gate (also known as starting stalls) is a machine used in horse racing and dog racing to ensure a fair start in a race.
Sandy is knee deep in calculating the next winner
It's a black and white world
They are hanging on his every word.... They will be sorry
That's FIVE... one and four!
Kerstin Get's Into The Race And See What Happens...
"I do NOT get excited!"
"Hans... Shhhhhhh. It's about to start "
"Their off and running"
"Maybe applause will help!"
"Oh please... Let my horsey win... Please!"
"No... No... He has fallen back"
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Irene Has Just Bet Herbie
"Please win... Otherwise I have to leave Herbie here!"
Oh oh... We will never tell
All our money is gone so we are done....