Last weekend we took the kids to the horse races.
It was fun to look at the horses and jockeys and see if we could pick the winners.
We sometimes won.
But, mostly, we lost. We didn’t make big bets, only a few $2 ones. After a couple races we decided to just bet among ourselves. We bet for things like the winner gets breakfast in bed or an extra 15 minutes of Lego Star Wars. That was lots of fun.
We were all amused by the names of some of the entrants, too. One horse was named Psycho Path. He threw his jockey at the gate and dashed for the barn just seconds before the race began. We decided he was aptly named. My kids kept hoping another horse would come along with a name like “Big Million Winner” but we had no such luck.
In the end we came home $6 poorer but a grand time was had by all.