Saturday April 2 marks the return of thoroughbred racing … opening day!! I have such great memories of Woodbine … seeing the Queen, the Queen Mum (I was standing on a level above her as she making her way to her private seating area, walking directly beneath me … very cool), The Breeder’s Cup in 1996, so many, many more memories too. Great horses as well … With Approval, Sky Classic, Dance Smartly, Play The King (my favourite), Afleet, Peteski, Izvestia, Awesome Again … and many more great horses too. There was a time when I never missed it, or many other days on the racing calendar for that matter. Now? Hardly ever go … but love it when I do. And, love watching the major races throughout the year on TV (the computer now too)!!
Woodbine has such a beautiful paddock!! Hands down the best in North America … bar none!! And that’s not a stretch … “and down the stretch they come”, lol!! I’ve got a GREAT picture on a warm and sunny autumn Rothman’s Day (unsure the year off the top of my head) standing in front of the paddock with Tiffany K. that I have framed … and would love to share it here with y’all, but also … would love to just wake-up tomorrow, lol!! Hey, can’t blame me for betting on ‘a sure thing‘, lol!!
P.S. These old-time railbirds always came around looking for inside information, prying my picks. As a joke, a goof, I’d alway tell’em the same thing, ” You wanna tip? … Seabiscuit to win!!” LOL!!