Last evening, the RV Park had it’s 7th. annual “Horse Race” event, and a huge success it was.
We have heard our fellow RV’ers telling us about the event from previous years. Their excitement made it so easy to want to attend. We were not sorry we did as we both had a great time.
Everyone who attended received a free hot dog or sausage, seconds if you like. Soft drinks and beer were .50 cents a can.
You received two “betting” sheets, one with the race schedule and the other for the “tellers” to mark which horses and how much you bet.
It didn’t cost much to bet either, the first 4 races were only .25 cents per bet. The next 4 races were .50 cents per bet and the final 2 races were $1.00 per bet. These were the minimum bets. You could bet as much as you like, and on as many horses as you like. The more you bet, if your horse came in first, the more you would win.
Russ, our organizer and commentator, explained the rules of the Race. But before the races could start their was a “parade of fashion” for those who dressed for the occasion.
The Bell was rung, and the horses lined up in their positions.
The “Roll of the Dice” determined which horses advanced. If the dice rolled “double three’s” than horse #3 moved ahead 2 spaces. The crowd cheered on their horses “very loudly” hoping to help them along. The first horse crossing the finish line was the winner and the race ended.
The “Payout” wasn’t bad either. On most of the .25 cent bets they paid somewhere around $1.50 for every .25 cent bet. Wilma was one of the winners in the first two races! I didn’t do so well. Didn’t win any race with any horse I bet on. Oh well, it wasn’t about winning and making a killing as it was in having fun and getting wrapped up in all the excitement of the racing. What a great time we had, and are looking forward to next year’s race!
Until next time, be safe and God Bless.