Today I spent the afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack, as it was for a "fake 65th birthday" for my friend Genevieve's mother. As a side note, my friend Genevieve Trimble is the owner and operator of High Point Awards and Ribbons, located in Amaranth. High Point Awards and Ribbons goes above and beyond to supply the very best in ribbons, awards, and trophies. They provide top quality, high standards, and unique products for any organization. Please take a moment to visit her website at http://highpointawards.com.
We went to Favourites, the restaurant located in the grand stand where we ate lunch and watched the races. A day at the races always makes for a wonderful outing. It's an event that the whole family can enjoy and it does not have to cost a lot. You can sit in the grand stands and watch all afternoon. The choice is yours whether you bet or not. The whole family can partake in the excitement of watching the thoroughbreds being saddled in the paddock then running a thrilling race out on the track.
Post time for the first race today was 1pm. There were ten races altogether. Here are the results for my day at the track.
Race 1 was 7 furlongs, maiden allowance race. The field consisted of 6 horses. Winner was Cabo Queen, rider Emma-Jayne Wilson
Race 2 was 1 1/16 miles, maiden allowance race. The field consisted of 7 horses. Winner was Up With the Birds, rider Eurico Rosa Da Silva
Race 3 was 1 1/16 miles, claiming race. The field consisted of 9 horses. Winner was Revengefulpleasure, rider Luis Contrearas.
Race 4 was 1 1/16 miles turf course, allowance race. The field consisted of 8 horses. Winner was Valentino Beauty, rider James MCaleney
Race 5 was 6 furlongs, maiden claiming race. The field consisted of 13 horses. Winner was Grace O'Malley, rider Jesse Campbell
Race 6 was 1 1/2 miles turf course, Overnight Stakes race. The field consisted of 8 horses. Winner was Clarinet, rider Eurico Rosa Da Silva
Race 7 was 7 furlongs, maiden claiming race. The field consisted of 12 horses. Winner was Joyful Cheers.
Race 8 was 6 furlongs, Stakes race. The field consisted of 7 horses. Winner was Crysta's Court, rider Luis Contrearas. This was a memorable race as this filly's odds ended up at 40-1! Worked out well for anyone who bet on her.
Race 9 was 1 1/2 miles turf course, starter allowance race. The field consisted of 9 horses. Winner was Sin Codigo, rider Patrick Husbands. This horse was originally from Argentina.
Race 10 was 7 furlongs claiming race. The field consisted of 14 horses. Winner was Bigasmar, rider Tyler Pizarro.
I am looking forward to the next time I get to spend the day hanging out with the horses and some friends.