Sunday, August 1, 2010
Run Nag Run!
These race fans plan ahead! They had coolers and picnic baskets laid out with lawn chairs watching the races on closed circuit televisions scattered across the grounds. Seems weird to come to the horse races, be 100 feet from the track and just watch it on tv? But to put it into perspective, it reminded us of Ole Miss tailgating down in The Grove. Folks come and stay all day with their families and just enjoy being there, not really caring what the main event is. People and alcohol were everywhere, except you didn't have to hide it here like they do in Oxford. Feel like drinking a case of Natty Light this afternoon? Just carry it in on your shoulder and you're good to go.
While we didn't walk away chamillionaires from this trip, it was a fun experience. We lost our $2 bucks on the favorite who finished second...that's what we get for following Heather's strategy for always betting to win, betting on the grey horse and yelling "Run, Nag, Run" when they cross the finish line. (It usually works) But now we know that next time we come we'll be packed up with lawn chairs, cheap beer and snacks!
Here's a look at our loss: