Saturday, January 20, 2007

Before the Big Race

I heard there were around 12,000 people that came through the gates over the evening, an excellent crowd for the sport. The numbers peaked for the seventh race, the $500,000 InterDominion Pacing Final. Beside the Kindguard cavalry and cheerleaders, the South Australian Pipes and Drums band put in an appearance. They entered playing Scotland the Brave, followed up with Waltzing Matilda. Being married in a kilt in Scotland, I thought this was pretty cool!
And just in case you forgot that we were watching flesh and bone hurtling around the track, the ambulance did a few warmup laps with the horses.

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