We have written here before that the Daily Racing Blog was first introduced to the wonderful world of horse racing by way of Uncle Louie.
And while Uncle Louie may not have been a blood relation, he was somehow integrated as a part of the family.
It was the type of situation where you didn’t ask HOW he was your Uncle until later in life, and by then it didn’t matter.
What did, and still does matter is that he took us to Saratoga Racetrack in our youth.
Some readers may not have had the benefit of visiting the best track in America in your formative years that would have allowed you to be introduced to the Sport Of Kings in such historic fashion.
So why would you ever want to visit a horse track anyway? Perhaps you’re thinking, “That’s something my grandpa liked to do, but I’m not interested.”
Well, we at The Daily Racing Blog think otherwise.
While this was/is not the season to heed the following advice, we’re hoping next year you’ll giddy-up and get to the track.
Watching horse racing at the higher levels of the sport is a wonderful experience.
DRB is not much for any other forms of gambling, doesn’t see the fun in losing money in some dark, smoky casino.
But horse racing ? It feels like entertainment, an experience, an outing. You are outside soaking up the sun and ambience. There is a lot of history and tradition behind it.
All in all, Win or lose money, a great time is still had at the track, and life-long memories are made.
When everything eventually opens back up, if you want to take the family to a pro baseball or football game, the tickets and food can easily run you $400.
Admission to a racetrack is often free, the minimum bet on each horse race is just $2, and you can sometimes (as in Saratoga) bring your own food and drinks.
You get to spend all afternoon and/or evening outside, watching beautiful animals perform at their peak ability. And all this can run you less than a trip to the movies.
And if you’re looking for an affordable, unique date, where you won’t run out of things to talk about, look no further.
So fingers crossed that spectators are allowed back next season, and you get to your local track and have a blast !