The Races

An excuse to wear a dress and a big hat? YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!

A couple of weekends ago, my buddy Rachel and I (and a few other superstars) went to the racetracks at Del Mar. It's been there since the early 1900s, and funny-enough, I had never gone after all these years of living in San Diego.

Rachel's boyfriend Zach and me hattin' it up.

Sad Story: The first race I watched (thus, my first race experience), one of the horses tumbled on the track in the final 15-feet to the end. As the crowd was scouring the scene for the jockey, who popped up with a bit of a limp, we all then noticed the poor horse, who lay lifeless on the track. Not a good way to start out!!!

But...the rest of the races went smoothly (no more dying horses) and I even gambled a little. Spending $10, then winning all your money back is not too bad. ha.

Dresses + hats + a bit of beer + good friends = a good day :)

Everyone should go to the races for a bit of nostalgia and a small sense of history (as much history as California can provide!).


  1. i am so jealous!!! i've always wanted to do that!

  2. Sounds like such a fun day! And the hats just seem to make it even more fun. :)

  3. Haha, brilliant - I love it. You'll have to come back to London and I can take you to Ascot! Summer only, mind you ;)

    Jax x

  4. Sounds like fun! We have racecourses in Vancouver but I think they're supposed to be pretty scungy... that's terrible about the horse though.. Sheeesh

  5. I just went to the racetrack for the first time a couple of weeks ago, too!

    I recently found out they've had racing right here in Sacramento for years (at the same place they hold the State Fair).

    The night I went they had "harness racing". http://www.sacharness.com/doc.asp?id=898

    The coolest part is that they let my brother and I ride in the car that drives the alongside the horses on the track. We had a blast. :-)


  6. seems you had fun! :)
    I love big hats..are so feminine!

  7. POOR HORSE!! :( That's so sad...

    Great excuse to dress up though, love the pics!

  8. oh man, yeah, i bet that was a lot of fun (minus the dead horse thing...). i don't think that there are any race tracks around here... though i can go to rodeos to my heart's content!

    i think i'll stick with my own 5k. :P

  9. No more betting on the ponies for you. Save your money for the high stakes poker tables.

  10. how old school!!! the dress and the hat look fantastic on you :D