This one had us laughing. She had to have won for the Most Outrageous, right?
There were 10 races on opening day and this is how we enjoyed them:
1. Pick horses. I placed my bets based on the horses name and the colors that the jockey was wearing (all listed in race program) Yes, very scientific, I know. Neto did a bit of research before and followed the picks of a professional which were listed online. 2. Place bets. The people taking your money were most helpful. It was obvious we weren't regulars, but they were all so friendly. One bet we played on every race was the "trifecta". With this bet you need to pick the horses that come in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and pick the correct order.3. See the horses. Its nice to be able to see the horses close up. Unfortunately there is not enough time to view the horses and then go bet. You can only encourage the horse you have already put money on. These are beautiful horses, so lean and strong. I also liked checking out the jockeys. so little.
4. Watch the race and cheer! I love the announcer, giving you the blow by blow with the horses names making it so exciting. There is also a screen showing the horses, so you don't miss anything.
AND THEY ARE OFF!
5. Hold up winning ticket and scream! On the 7th race we got lucky! (I say "we" because when you are married 'what's mine is yours and what's yours is mine' right?) Ernesto won $350 on a $1 trifecta bet!
I wasn't the only girl who had to take off her shoes that day. It was a lot of walking and I haven't worn heels for more than a couple house in a year! Minus the 2 big-ass blisters on my feet, we had one of the best summer days in San Diego.The after party was at L' Auberge a luxury hotel in Del Mar. Ernesto had a friend DJing the party, and it was pure craziness. The crowd was huge and the music was fantastic. Much dancing. Weaving in and out of people. Pool blocked off as VIP. A bit of pretentiousness. It felt more like LA or Miami, but fun just the same.