We went to the races at Churchill Downs. It is an impressive place. There is a museum there too..but we passed it up this time.
I had forgotten how thin and bony looking 2 and 3 year old thoroughbreds look.
This was the pre race area..where you can look a bit closer at the horses. They are paraded around before the jockeys hop on…we even saw a farrier adjusting a shoe..making a horse very upset.
The Bugler bugled “The Call To Post”..what a job. I guess he has had the job a number of years..Far Guy and I were intrigued with his pagoda..and wondered what he did between races. I read later that he has a microwave, fridge and a TV screen that shows the race.
The green grass was a feast for our northern eyes..and the sunshine was marvelous…so warm.. it made me sleepy. I was lucky the first three races..my horses won..I picked them by their pre race behavior..if they looked antsy and like they wanted to run really fast I bet on them..very scientific!
This was our first trip to Churchill Downs..we have been to horse and dog races before but never to this track.
The building and grounds were flawless..the track was manicured after every race.
This was a very sculpture like light fixture in one of the main entrances.
Outside in the gardens mums have replaced the roses..but there were still some of those Knock Out Roses in bloom here and there.
Mums and Rainbow Colored Swiss Chard:)