My girlfriends and I spend a day at Arlington Race Track in Chicago in June. This was something I had never done before.
There was a card of 9 races. Most of the time we spent in the enclosed and air-conditioned box (with a large window facing the track) where we had a tasty lunch and a drinks. The last 30 seconds of each race were entertaining. But basically this was a wonderful social outing.
As you all can see I'm the blonde in the blue silk top in the middle of the picture. We presented the trophy to the winning jockey after the last race.
I always thought it would be fun to go to Royal Ascot in the UK for the horse races, dress to the nines and wear a big floppy hat (like in the picture). Arlington Park was a lot less formal!
Andrea Nicole Baker