I’ve loved horses for as long as I can remember. My teenage years pretty much revolved around riding my horse in rodeos all over the Southeast. And it’s always been a dream of mine to go to the Kentucky Derby. So far that opportunity hasn’t come up, but when our friends suggested a trip to Opening Day at Del Mar last week I jumped at the opportunity.
We scurried up to Del Mar as soon as I finished work and met up with our friends, who had taken a party bus up earlier. Soon we were all placing bets, toasting beers, and watching the ponies run. We weren’t big winners (my horse scratched before the race) but we had a lot of fun.
I can’t wait to go back for another race. They run Tuesday-Sunday for the next two months or so, starting at 2 PM.