Off to the Races
Today is one of my favorites! It’s Turf Paradise race day. Every visit to Phoenix must include a trip to the track if they are in season and lucky me, today is a race day. Free sweatshirts too. My closet includes several including opening day t-shirts and generic sweatshirts from different race seasons.
There’s just something special about watching the horses, wagering a few bucks and great people watching at the track. I have always loved horses and any chance to be near makes my heart happy. When I was a kid, I dreamed of growing up to be a jockey. That didn’t pan out but my heart still sings at the thought of it. The smell of the grass, the roar or groan of the crowd, the anticipation at the starting gates, watching the board for shifting odds and enjoying a few cold brews. Yes, oh yes, it’s race day!