DAC, had a doctor's appointment on February 28th. His health is much improved since his heart issue last July. When we got home from the doctor, we decided to take off for a few days. It wasn't easy deciding where to go, but ultimately chose the horse races in Hot Springs, AR. It is an easy 7 1/2 hour drive. So we left the next day.
We took Gus with us, which turned out to be a lot of work. Next time we will probably board him. He enjoyed himself, but gave a few people near heart attacks by barking his mean bark out the window. He isn't used to seeing strangers. He looks innocent, but remember, looks are often deceiving.
Cyclone Betty was running in the first race, so thought I should place a bet.
This is Cyclone Betty. She came in 2nd, which means I lost my $1. But it was fun screaming at the poor thing.
I have been to the horse races many times, especially when I lived in Texas. Never have I ever seen a horse or jockey injured until this time. 2 jockeys went to the hospital by ambulance and two horses had to be put down. It was very sad. When a horse runs, all of its weight comes down on one leg as in the picture below. Occasionally, a bone breaks and the horse goes down. Very sad.
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