It got me to thinking about my own horse riding days and a trip that we took to Kentucky 20 years ago when we were lucky enough to stop at Churchill Downs and wander around the track - I stood on the track!! the stable area and the museum. It wasn't a race day so it was very quiet compared to the 170,000 people there yesterday! I pulled out my pictures from that day and boy have times changed. This was back in the days when cameras had film in them and I took a grand total of 6 pictures!! I'm sure if I had been there yesterday I would have easily taken 100 or more!
While I was watching the coverage of the race I knit on my Swedish shawl and here is my progress to date. Up to 52" long, almost half way there.
Here are two pictures I took at Churchill Downs race track
the race track - did I mention that I stood on the track!
and here is American Pharoah crossing the finish line yesterday. Will this be the year for a triple crown winner? We'll find out if there is a chance if he wins the Preakness Stakes in 2 weeks.