The power of horses, that is.
(Cowboy, with his ONE HP machine)
I belong to a local car club and every year we go to the races, er . . . I mean we get together and go to the clubhouse for their Buffet dinner which just happens to be at the Local race track
(Fraser Downs, dinner buffet)
Fraser Downs RaceTrack & Casino is located in Cloverdale, BC, a little community just less than 1 hour south-east of Vancouver.
The "Clubhouse" overlooks the track and the levels are tiered so as to retain a good view of the Oval. There are also flat screens on each table so you can see the action and also the betting action
(screen shot of one of the monitors, located on each table)
The waging wickets are conveniently located just left of the buffet, and there is ample time to bet for your favourite horse/Jockey
We had a ringside seat with an excellent view of all the action
It's easy to get carried away so we mainly limited our wagers to $2. It's hard to develop a system when you are an occassional attendee. Sometimes you go for gut feel, sometimes you go with a catchy name, or a jockey with a lot of wins.
Sometimes you win, but mainly you lose. My horse #6 (Yellow) came last again.
The racing got underway at 7:30p. There were 13 races and continued to around 11:30p. After sunset they turned on the lighting which made for a nice glow.
It was actually quite exciting watching the action and cheering on your horse. The evenings are still quite chilly but we were in the Clubhouse, warm, relaxed, and chatting with our friends. And the best thing of all is not having to smell the horses, and also full and contented from all that buffet food and beverages.
Here are the results from the last race . . .
#4 to place, so at least we left on a winning note (but slightly down for the evening)