We spent ten hours at the track that day. We started out with Dawn at Oaklawn. On certain mornings, Oaklawn host this event at 8am. They provide coffee and pastries, you get to watch the morning workouts and they have several speakers.
They also offer barn tours on one of the vans. I was excited to get behind that fence and see the going ons.
We only saw a couple of fancy trailers.....Not what you would expect expensive race horses to traveling in.
|This is nice!|
|All the barns are named after famous race horses.|
On the tour our bus driver pointed out a log building that was just inside the fence that is for track people, but said we could eat there to. He explained that you better be going straight to the restaurant. He also said food in there was about half the cost of anything inside the track. Since, we had a lot of time to kill, we decided to go have a late breakfast. The breakfast was HUGE! For five dollars, I got scrambled eggs, hash browns, a biscuit with gravy, (YUM) and 3 pieces of bacon. Lots of trainers and barn help filtered in and out. Some just came in to place their wagers for the day. Yep, they had several machines in there, so bets could be placed.
I was really glad that I got out of bed and went! I see me making several early trips next year. And hey, when you go that early, you get to park, Really close!