Impromptu road trip is happening tomorrow! Where am I going?
Churchill Downs baby!!!! To see American Pharoah!
I found out earlier this week that there is a Triple Crown celebration going on at the races tomorrow night. I have a friend that loves racing way more than me. She follows it all year. I follow the crown races. So after much debate and feelings of guilt on my part, I decided to skip helping at the horse show at my barn as well a surprise 50th birthday party. I'm going to partake in a small part of history! Apparently the triple crown winner takes a victory lap at their home track. Who knew? Certainly not me since the last one was before I was born. But I figure who knows when the next triple crown will happen (though I wonder if we won't have a few winners in the coming years - they sometimes seem to come in spurts as there was 3 in the 1970s) and who knows if the winning horse's home track will be so close to me. Louisville is 4 hours from me.
So yesterday we booked a hotel (fingers crossed that it isn't crappy) and we bought reserved seating for the races. I'm so excited! I have never been to the races at Churchill. As a matter of fact, the only time I've been to Churchill was at around mile 8 (I think!) of my half marathon last year. We ran through the infield. Though since I'd never been there we took a walk break to enjoy it. So this will be super exciting.
I don't normally do impromptu stuff like this. I also don't bail on commitments. But after talking to a few people (my husband, my mom, anyone that would listen) I decided that I'd regret not going to see this. So off we go!