A Day at Belmont

Last Thursday morning became one of the best for me in recent years. Among other things going well, I got a call from a friend who simply asked, “Would you like to go to the Belmont Stakes?”

Really? That’s a question you don’t even need to ask me.

But that wasn’t all. After the question, “you’ll be a guest at Longines, a Swiss watchmaker that is also the official timepiece of the Belmont Stakes (as well as the Kentucky Derby). Seats are at the Turf and Field Club.” 카지노사이트 순위

Now I’ve been to hundreds of horse races and never even dared to sit in a clubhouse, let alone a private dining room. I quickly accepted.

As we all know, this year’s Belmont was the race of the year until Triple Crown threat I’ll Have Another ended its Triple Crown bid a day earlier with a scratch from “tendonitis.”

Don’t get me wrong, I think it makes complete sense to scratch a horse if it’s hurt. But not everything I read shows that it’s injured a lot, including the track doctor’s words that not only is the injury undetectable, but that sometimes it’s indistinguishable.

Personally, I was wondering if this scratch was from trainer Doug O’Neill and the owners of Reddam Racing who handed the middle finger to the New York Racing Authority. O’Neill was scrutinized for the possibility of juicing other horses, and the NYPD went as far as isolating all Belmont Stakes horses in a private shed under strict security.

Once you’re out of the soap box, we’ll go back to the situation you’re facing.

With or without “one more,” I’m in the thick of luxury watching arguably one of the most interesting horse racing programs around me. So, I decided to keep track of the day for the good people of Casino City, so you can follow my success and pain as it goes.

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