Tag Archives: Santa Anita Park

Talk Derby To Me

This is the mostly true somewhat embarrassing tale of my Kentucky derby day in 2017. It began with a rainy drive to work through the metropolis Los Angeles area on the as always crowded freeways of Southern California. I left my Alpine mountain home at 6000 feet and ascended into the clouds down below along with about …

Santa Anita Big Cap Day

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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 …

Date Chutney Basted Goat Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Turkey Breast

You know you are completely passionate about your new job when you are dying to go in on your day off. You know you are really passionate about your new job when you spend Valentine’s Day with your amazing coworkers instead of your boyfriend and you still have one of the best Valentine’s Days ever! …

Sally and Nora, My Good Luck Charms

I had a weekend of pure fun and yet made some money at the same time. Of course I don’t mean on betting. Betting wise I was almost completely shut out this weekend although I did hit a little tiny Pick Three. Forty dollars; it was cute really. I also helped the guys I mentored …

The Great Race Place

     There is a perfect place to spend a glorious spring day. Santa Anita Park beckons me every spring with the sound of hoof beats and the colors of the sprightly jockey’s rainbow silks. In March or April, you can find me leaning against the white railing at the track cheering on limber thoroughbred race …