I've never been to the races before, in fact the crowd of us that were there yesterday, with the exception of Lloyd, hadn't been either. So it was a bit of excitement.
MILLI and her best friend, Ella were racing in the 'pony dash'. The winner of this race will then go on to represent Northland down in Auckland at the Ellerslie Races. This is a big deal!
The forecast was for heavy rain - thankfully, the ever non reliable MET service got that wrong. It was warm and dry.
My brother has been to the races before and always wins if he has a flutter. He has, what he says, is a fail safe method. You go down to the enclosure where the horses are led round before their race. (Sure this has a proper name) You look at the horse that is going most mad. Is Looking the most 'schizo', the one with the crazy eyes, then you bet on it. Lloyd decided he would try out this theory as none of us have a clue! Well it worked, and he won - so thank you Joff. ☺
Off to race.
The time came for Milli and Ella's race. I can't tell you how excited we all were. Milli is horse daft and has been training on her own for weeks. Running her horse, Diesel, along the sand at the beach till she drops!
Anyway, this is what happened!
Apologies for the total lack of decorum!