Monday, September 5, 2011

Del Mar Race Track

Yesterday, Sandy and I were invited down to go see the Del Mar Race Track in San Diego thanks to Carly and Danny. It was a dizzying day of horse racing, cheering spectators, colorful jockeys and big hats! We won a few races and lost much more than I care to keep track of, but all in all we had a great time. Special thanks to my mom and dad for watching our kids so that we could get away for the day.

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Before each race begins, they would parade the horses and jockeys around this garden area for the spectators to inspect the horses.

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This fan got up and personal with one of the horses.

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I have a hard time taking seriously anyone who wears a hat with a fuzzy ball on top.

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They have these huge tractors which groom the field prior to the races.

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And we're off to the races!

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There is a tradition in horse racing for women to wear big hats. Sandy even got one.

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Some of the guests were quite dressed up. I felt like I was at Prince Williams and Kate Middleton's Royal wedding with all the fancy hats around.

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After every race, the spectators would migrate into this hall to collect their wins and place their next bets.

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  2. Looks like you had a lot of fun. Gotta love those big hats! Great pics. Very clear shots of the horses and jockeys...and even the spectators.

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