Our first horse races were Tuesday, December 27th, at 3 PM.
SETTING UP THE ROOM
Butch and Pam Jensen, the Coordinators for this event, and their team came in around 1:30 PM to set up tables and chairs, and get the stations for betting and collecting set up.
The horses are lined up and ready to go. We named all of them this season:
1 – Thunder
2 – Jewel
3 – Blackie
4 – Bubblegum
5 – Butterscotch
6 – Orange Blossom
Neil Kanne, one of the jockeys, got a new shirt for this season. He said the wording wasn’t exactly what he ordered. There was some foul play involved. He was demoted on the shirt from jockey to Stable Boy.
Butch and Lee Clement getting ready for the races.
The Betting Window is set up.
Lee Clement made the move to get in line to place their bets and the rest of the room followed him.
The line is growing
Finally the bets are all placed.
Steve Petersen holds up our new Race Horse Mascot that plays the William Tell Overture (also known as the Lone Range Theme Song that starts the race!
AND THEY’RE OFF!
Larry gave us the rules.
And the Horses are Off and Running.
We had a great turnout for the races!
Our two jockeys, Leon Green and Neil Kanne, and our Spotter, Jerry Nieland.
Pam Jensen ready to pass out the winnings here.
Some of our winners
Neil, Leon and Jerry cutting up with the spectators.
Pam and Linda Thompson at the Payout Windows
It was a fun afternoon!