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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
7th Jun 2015 - Summer 2015
Day 7-June 7, 2015-Churchill Downs

Day 7-June 7, 2015-Churchill Downs

Hot today, 91, but a nice breeze at the Racetrack.  Yesterday American Pharaoh was the first horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown.  Today he came home to Churchill Downs and we got to see his name plaque put up next to the other horses who have won.  He won’t be paraded at the racetrack ‘til Sat. so we didn’t get to see him.  But there were 10 races and we won something in all of them.  At the end of the day we lost $3.30, not bad for two people who had never gone to a racetrack before.  We both really enjoyed the races and were surprised at how easily we got in and out, how easy it was to place a bet and get around the grounds.  We thought it would be a massive, confusing venue but it was very friendly and easy to navigate. It was a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon. There’s a Kentucky Derby Museum next door but we enjoyed the races too much to leave. Maybe on another trip.  Went back to Jeffersonville for a pizza and found Louisville pizza a lot bigger than we’re used to.  We ordered a medium and gave half of it away to people sitting behind us-it was just too big. Jeffersonville has a nice view of the river, lots of green parks and a nice walking bridge over the river.  Another nice place for families on a Sunday afternoon.

Next: Day 8-June 8, 2015-Harry's Birthday, Casino and Bourbon
Previous: Day 6-June 6, 2015-To Louisville and more GO BATS!!!

Diary Photos

Louisville skyline

Louisville skyline

Us at Churchill Downs

Harry picking a winning horse

Me with winning tickets

Winner's circle

Derby sign




American Pharoah's name getting put up with Triple Crown winners

Ladies derby hats

Mens derby ties

American Pharoah's new sign


Finish line on dirt

Finish line on dirt

More horses

Finish line on turf

Finish line on turf

Louisville pizza

Diary Movies

And they're off!

Race 1 Photo finish

Harry's horse won

Bugle call

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