Monday, May 5, 2014

Derby Day

Happy Monday and Cindo de Mayo blog family! How was everyone's weekend? I've been exhausted from work so we spent a lot of time this weekend relaxing and catching up on sleep. On Saturday we woke up bright and early to go to the  Santa Anita Park to watch some horse races and California Chrome in the Kentucky Derby. We bought our tickets online the night before since they were half off with a promo code. Our general admission tickets (half off at $12.50) included the ticket, 2 tickets for beer, and horse betting information. The park is about an hour North of the OC and had free parking which is always nice. Once we got inside not only were there races going on, but there was also tons of different food trucks, bounce houses, live music, corn hole  and many more fun activities going on. I recommend the Lobster truck and get either the lobster or crab sandwich with butter. To die for! We just hung around in the beer gardner, which is in the middle of the track, and drank some beer and ate great food while enjoying the races. Of course my boyfriend was betting on the horses and actually ended up winning on the majority of the races he bet on. We also went into the stands to watch some races up closer. Then we went inside into the cool AC and watched from the VIP area. We even got to go to the winners circle and see the winning horses with the owners and jockey. The best part of the day was getting to watch the home town horse California Chrome win the Kentucky Derby on the big screen. I think everyone there was betting on him to win and the place went crazy when he did! This was a really great day with lots of fun things to do. 
Tailgating outside 
Food trucks 
Bounce house
Beer tents 
Beer garden 
Enjoying the beautiful weather 
And they're off! 
Talk derby to me 
Racing on the dirt
Cornhole 
Look at that view 
Waiting to race
Inside watching the races
The winning ticket! California Chrome!
Grey Goose winners circle 
One of the winners with the owners and jockey
Have a great week everyone!
XoXo,
Valerie