I don’t consider myself a horse racing aficionado by any means, but I can’t help but love watching horse racing in person… and photographing it! In honor of the Preakness tomorrow, I decided to post some of my favorite horse racing pictures.
These were all taken at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. I haven’t been to many tracks, but I was so impressed with Fair Grounds each time I visited. The place is impeccably clean. The tack paddock doubles as a Bloody Mary & raw oyster bar, and they have the best bread pudding in the city (in my opinion). Of course leave it to New Orleans to have a smancy race track with amazing food and drink!
Random fact – Black Gold (the race horse Marguerite Henry wrote a novel about) is also buried her. I literally ran into his grave marker during Jazz Fest one year (they hold a music festival at the race track in the off season) and was so excited! I loved that book.
So that’s my little horse racing Friday for ya. My favorite horse from the Kentucky Derby was Commanding Curve, but since he’s not running in the Preakness then I’ll be rooting for California Chrome. Would be great to see a Triple Crown winner in my lifetime!
Do you think California Chrome has what it takes?