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Rillito Park Race Track II   2 comments

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Racing Crowd (1 of 1)_edit blogRillito Park Race Track II, Tucson — Images by kenne

“He’s of the colour of the nutmeg.
And of the heat of the ginger…. he is pure air and fire;
and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him,
but only in patient stillness while his rider mounts him;
he is indeed a horse, and all other jades you may call beasts.”

― William Shakespeare, Henry V


Rillito Park Race Track   Leave a comment

Horse Race (1 of 1)_ art II blogRillito Park Race Track, Tucson, Arizona — Computer Painting by kenne

The race is not always to the swift,

nor the battle to the strong,

but that’s the way to bet.

— Damon Runyon

Off To The Races — Del Mar, California   Leave a comment

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DeL Mar Paddock Area2014 08 13_0044 blogDel Mar Racing Paddock Area (August 13, 2014) — Images by kenne

We have spent the last few days in the San Diego area. Since this is the summer racing season at Del Mar, and not having been there, we decided to go watch the horses. It’s and attractive racing facility — very California.

— kenne

A Day At The Races   2 comments

Joy At The Races — Image by kenne

If you want to get the small-town feel of the city of Tucson, go to the races. Located in an urban setting on the edge of the Santa Catalina Foothills is Rillito Park. Considered a historical landmark for Quarter Horse Racing for over 50 years, Rillito Park captures the images of classic American horse racing without the serious sophistication of Triple Crown racing. Whether in the grandstand, clubhouse or near the rail, you can’t help but feel you are a part of the action.  Going to the horse races at Rillito Park is just one of many ways Tucsonans can enjoy the beautiful cool outdoors in the Tucson winter.

Not being the big gambler, I generally offer support information to Joy. Arriving after what I thought was the first race, with minutes before post time, Joy placed a $2 bet on number two, Battle Gal (most of her choices are based on the name), in the second race. Number two won! However, we quickly learned that the winner was number two in the third race, not the second race. She had picked the winner in the third race by selecting a horse in the second race, giving her over $12 on her $2 bet.  She was not as lucky in the remaining races, maybe because she was betting on horses in the correct race – still it was an enjoyable Sunday afternoon.


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Posted January 17, 2011 by kenneturner in Art, Photography

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