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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rrrrraaacing!

If I were a betting woman I'd put my money on Canterbury Park to provide a fun (and hopefully profitable) filled summer afternoon. As long as you "behave" (possibly the ONLY time these two will be poster children for "behaving") when you step up to place your bet were are talking a relatively inexpensive investment. $6 for the valet cuz your cute "track" shoes are not comfy enough for the hike from the back ninety, $5 to get your foot in the door (unless you are a senior, good for you/sorry for you MOM, then its f.r.e.e.), $2 bucks a beer multiplied by "x" number of beers (none of your bees wax) plus whatevah money you wanna blow tryin' to guess who's gonna show, place or win. I personally gotta keep it simple, cuz all that betting can get a little cryptic. I pick the two horses I think are gonna come in 1st and 2nd, my bet is called a $1 exacta box and ends up only costing me $2 each race. Let me break this down for anyone not on the up and up of the gambling world. An "exacta box" bet means the two thoroughbreds you pick need to finish the race 1st and 2nd, or 2nd and 1st for that matter, they just gotta be the first two across the line in no particular order. If I've lost ya then you might be better off just picking your horse of choice to "win" and call it a day (all and all MOM and I each left $5.50 ahead, unless you count our cocktails, then we are about $10.00 each in the hole). So perhaps you are asking, "how in the world do I know what horse to bet on?" Well, this is my secret. A little optical test, if you will, passed onto me by, Hank's "Gampa," Jack. He says, when you head down to the paddock to check out the horses before they race you gotta look at the sackage. The "tighter the balls, the better the racing horse." There you have it! Straight from the horses mouth!

Thanks so much to Lola and Jack for the after race dinner at Pablo's (Lola, our big winner, also won the honor of treating us to dinner)! I don't care what anyone says, I'll mess with Texas anytime! Loves to you guys!

6 comments:

I'm Henry said...

Great pix! And great "picks" by my mo-in-law to buy us din din. What a super fun day!

Anonymous said...

OMG...what a fun day....thank-you Brooke for re-living it for us.
It was so nice to meet your mom, and everyone had such a great time.
We can't wait to come back to Mn.
Love you,
Lola & Jack

Disgruntled Princess said...

Someone gave me similar advice once, but I thought they were talking about the jockeys. I guess that explains why I lost all my money!

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