Life of a Degenerate Gambler

The Best Fascinator for your Upcoming Kentucky Derby Party!

It’s Kentucky Derby week and you know what that means! Bottomless mint juleps? Maybe! Million dollar races horses galloping through the bluegrass of Kentucky? Probably! Or hats, hats, hats! Yes if it’s nearing the first Saturday in May that means you need to have your favorite hat or fascinator ordered well in advance from Nordstrom …

Naan Stop Thoroughbred racing fun

     “Hey Janette, stand next to baconmoblie!” Which obviously is the best food truck of all.            “um, no”      “Please! I’ll take your picture!”      “No”      “But its bacon! Bacon, bacon bacon!”      “Amber, I’m an Adventist!”      “Wops, I forgot” The scene is the infield of Santa Anita Race Track, Arcadia California. …

St Patrick’s Day Picks from Santa Anita Park and Amber Exacta

Santa Anita Park is a fantastic place to spend St. Patrick’s Day! Where else in Southern California and you spend a Friday afternoon having a few beers and watching the ponies with the San Gabriel Mountains as a backdrop? First things first; It’s St Patrick’s Day; Everyone wants to bet on an Irish horse and …

Santa Anita Big Cap Day

Santa Anita

If it’s a gorgeous Saturday in March then it must be Big Cap Day at Santa Anita Park! It feels like spring today with temperatures in the eighties and the sunlight bouncing off the still slightly snow capped Mt Baldy in the distance. It’s a fantastic day in southern California to head out to Santa …

Bangalore Turf Club Rodeo; A Horse Race Adventure in India

I don’t know if I just watched a horse race or a rodeo. I’ve been watching and frantically obsessed with the ponies since I was twelve years old and I’ve never in my life seen anything like what I witnessed in my first horse race in India. Being an American in Indian turf racing has been …