Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Thoughts and Photos from Opening Day 2008

Wow, that's alot of Rain!! I have been at Saratoga many times before during a drenching shower or thunderstorm but this was the longest sustained rainfall I can remember at the Track while I was there. Constant Companion MBA and I arrived in perfect time for post time and my $2 bet on Star Player paid off a tidy $10.20 which became my seed money for the rest of the day resulting in an overall 10 race net payoff of $11.80. Kudos to all of the die-hards, 18,127 strong, who showed up and braved the rain. Of course upon leaving after the 10th race, It was an absolute monsoon, so after staying dry in the Grandstand in Section O, we got drenched anyway walking to our car. We ditched a visit to Siro's and went straight to an excellent dinner at Maestro's in downtown Saratoga. Missed the fellow TBA bloggers who made it to Siro's but think I saw one over in Section M. Here are some photos from the day:

Winning $16.60 Exacta Ticket in the 2nd-Cognito/Brave Victory; When you only bet $2 at a time, this ticket is like gold.

Wright Street Entrance-12:30 pm -light drizzle at this point.

Lookin at Her at 1/8th pole in nice stretch duel with Fiddlers Afleet in the 5th Race

The Canoe featuring Winning Travers Stakes Colors (Street Sense)

Looking from our section in Section O towards Clubhouse area

Final stretch drive of the Schuylerville Stakes on very sloppy track/heavy rain

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great shots. Wish I was there, just on a sunnier day