Boxing Day : My favourite day

December 26th is called Boxing Day to Brits and Canucks. It is a day, in England, when everyone goes outdoors after a day spent indoors with relatives. The weather usually messes with plans but it is a big sporting day. Every football team plays and lots of horse racing.

Living in Vegas everyday is similar except some days the buffets are more expensive. If ever I was homesick it was on Boxing Day. Now that I am in L.A. I was really looking forward to today as it is opening day at Santa Anita. I, along with 35000 others,were not disappointed. Santa Anita gave away a free high quality calendar , free tickets to future meets and unveiled a new wonderful bronze of John Henry. If that wasn’t enough Zenyatta dropped by to say farewell to her adoring public. If it is “Girl power” day then Chantel Sutherland winning on her first ride after returning from Canada was too much to ask for but it happened.

Add to that no horses were injured in ten races. I cannot believe they want to return to dirt racing where injuries happened multiple times every racing day.

Anyway, enjoy the photos from my Boxing Day at Santa Anita.

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