Thursday, January 14, 2010

I Need Horse Racing Tips

Every day someone reaches my blog by searching for some version of "Seinfeld you gotta see the baby." I rank in the top few pages in every possible rendition of that search. In a shameless effort to get more accidental traffic I have chosen to use another Seinfeld clip to illustrate my thoughts today.

Friday afternoon the 2010 live thoroughbred racing season begins at Oaklawn Park here in my hometown.  Before I moved here I had only seen live horse racing once. Now I absolutely love it. I enjoy the strategy of trying to read the forms and pick winners. I enjoy watching the horses run. I enjoy the sport enough that I watch the triple crown races on TV. Of course I love the social gathering that it brings as well. Just this weekend I will be seeing at least 4 and probably closer to 10 of my old friends and their wives at the track. It's a lot of fun.

If you are not sure why the track can be so much fun just imagine 20,000 people acting like Kramer. Throw in some adult beverages, corned beef sandwiches, and the chance to win a little cash and you have a great time.

I wrote at this time last year about Horse Racing as a New Dad. The racing last year was limited. We only went 2 or 3 times. Hopefully this year Arica and I can make a few more trips. A lot of that will depend on how things go this weekend. I am now under a lot of pressure to make good picks. One bad day can derail a race season pretty quick when you have an expensive diaper habit like me.

Everyone out there wish us luck this weekend, and feel free to pass along any "tips" you might have.


Katherine said...

Love that episode! I've never really been into the horse race thing, but it could be fun. Hope you do well.

Good luck, good luck, good luck!

PJ Mullen said...

Look at you writing posts for the SEO trail :)

Eric (Juggling Eric) said...

So I guess posting Yo Gabba Gabba videos are having an adverse affect on my SEO.

Brian Miller said...

tip: bet on the winner. lol.

hope your trip goes well!

John said...

I am so jealous that your blog shows up in a google search for a Seinfeld quote.

Pretty much my dream.


Jack said...

I have always wanted to go to the track. Sounds like so much fun.

WeaselMomma said...

The only horse racing tip I could offer is 'hold on tight' & watch where you step.
Have a great time making your pics.

Brandy said...

I have no tips and I work at a facility that has their own race track. I just hate that our race season in mostly june and july. It's SOOOOO hot. yuck.