Sunday, May 20, 2007

Off to the races!

I went to my first horse race ever this past weekend at Emerald Downs in Auburn, WA just south of Seattle. It was actually quite fun, and the whole event was very educational for me. The only racing I ever watched growing up in NC was Nascar, which was a slightly different atmosphere. I did not participate in gambling myself (I was too busy running around taking pictures), although I did allow my wife to spend some money on the horses since it was her birthday. That is exactly what she did too. Thankfully, she only ended up donating about $2 to the cause by the time it was over.

Here are a few of the pictures I got...
They really do play that call to the races song before each race!

This was one of the more exciting finishes of the day. #6 made up three lengths in the final stretch to win by a nose.
This is probably my favorite racing shot of the day... What really makes it interesting is that there are five horses running neck and neck in this shot at the finish line, and there's only ONE hoof touching the ground!


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