Street Sense being escorted back to the barn after winning the Jim Dandy
Saratoga is beautiful. It feels like a town that exists solely for horse racing. The gorgeous Victorian houses and stunningly tall pines are wildly idyllic, and just what this city dweller needed.
It was a totally analog weekend… no posting, no email, no phone, ALL handicapping. I finally got a chance to meet Joan (can’t wait to meet up for lunch at the Playwright!), but did not meet up with Trodder (definitely next time!). All & all we had a great time!
I’m still way too tired to do a full write up. In the interim here’s the short, list style wrap-up to be followed with a more well crafted, witty twirl full of insightful lessons and funny moments (while under the influence of caffeine and in command of my wits).
- Went to Siro’s Cup
- Went to the Racing Museum
- Wandered around a lot trying to figure out how to get to grandstand only to find out that it’s not like Belmont and you have to pay extra for grandstand seating, paying $2 at every turn to get into each area only to find out there wasn’t “free” seating
- Finally procured grandstand seating
- Cashed 1 ticket in ticket in the 4th, WPS on longshot Golden Horseshoe, who placed
- Went to Siro’s Cup
- Went back to the Racing Museum because the Hall of Fame was closed for an event when we were there on Friday
- Swifty cashed a lot of tickets!
- I cashed 2 tickets, a WPS on long shot Holla Bend who placed in the 5th (my pick of the day!) and a WPS on Wanderin’ Boy in the Whitney
- Some people sitting behind us cashed a $2000+ trifecta ticket that they picked based on their hotel room number
- Tried not to get demoralized by the hotel room number strategy doing better than my late night handicapping
- Morning handicapping
- Did the room number strategy for a few races with no luck
- Room number was the exacta in the 8th race, didn’t have it
- Cashed no tickets, unless you count the refund I got for a late scratch (I don’t)
- Took a detour on the way back to the city and had a lovely dinner in Rhinebeck
More to come…