last week at the track, it was not only the gardenia stakes, but also it was “horses and hope” day, raising the funds for breast cancer research. that project is the pet of the ky first lady, so the security was serious…they frisked my partner before i got there to enjoy the show. i had planned on riding in the ambulance to take some pictures, but i got a little afraid that something would happen while i was in there. sunday i saw more people than i have all season, so i was actually too busy to leave the station. so i’m going to try again this week, hopefully tomorrow when things are reallly sloow.
the ambulance follows the horses around the track, only on the dirt, to give immediate attention to any jockey that happens to fall…(more common than i had thought—we’ve had 5 this season with only 2 serious injuries). they get a unique view of the race, to say the least, and i hope i snap some decent pics. i have to say how great it is to work with these paramedics…they are great at their jobs and fun to work with.