|Frocked up and "fascinating"|
|Most of the AAHL Geelong Cup crew|
A quick carpool brought us to the racetrack. They had a series of races from noon to 5, and the Geelong cup itself was towards the end. I bet some small money on three races - all unsuccessful, but it was still fun. A few people in the group had really good luck and won money, and two people in the group bet on the horse that ended up winning the cup. It was pretty dang exciting, even though I didn't win anything.
|She won on a horse!|
Before the races started, we went down to the stable area where they had the horses out for show. I found it kind of ironic that we were attending a horse race, since due to the nature of our work at AAHL, we're not supposed to get within a certain distance of farm animals and birds. Still, we were able to walk around the stable area and still be a safe distance from the horses.
|Geelong Cup winner: Ibicenco|
|Presentation of the cup|
|Posing with the Police|
|Police horses! (Still far enough away to be safe for work)|
The bad part about the day - I woke up that morning with a sore throat, but my morning tea seemed to help. Around noon I started to feel a bit tired and by 4:00 I was really dragging, feeling like the flu hit me hard. I didn't stay at the Elephant and Castle for long - when the group left, I split off and headed home. The day was a lot of fun, and I was sad to cut it short because I came down with the flu.
All in all a good day! I look forward to attending another horse race in the future :)