I sort of spent the day living a bit like the rich folks, this friend of mine has invested in a couple of race horses. He came into a good bit of money and decided to have some fun with some of it. So he bought a share in a couple of colts, one of them finally got to the point where it is ready to race today. Of course you probably never think about how dangerous it is to be in a horse race if you are like me and you have never seen it happen up close. Of course just getting the horse into that starting gate can be dangerous, especially if you are not really careful. All of those guys are really nervous trying to get those horses in those boxes, especially the ones who do not want to go. It is not so easy to get a horse that must weigh a half of a ton to do some stuff that it is not wanting to do.
These horses were all young, most of them had probably never run a race before. Obviously they all know how to run, but they are not used to all of the stuff that comes along with the race, all of the thousands of people. It takes a pretty good while to get them ready, especially if there are a few of them that do not want to go along. In this case they had to take three of the horses back out and load up the others. After they got it started there was a great big pile up at the start of the race, apparently every one of the riders was trying to get out in front before they hit that first turn, which I am sure is best.