After a slight delay (only we would get lost in Queens), we finally arrived to Belmont Park to join the America’s Best Racing Team and other attendees at our private area (we couldn’t help but feel fab), which gave us a perfect view of everything, especially the racetrack. With lots to eat and drink, and believe we indulged thoroughly, we settled in for a day of spectating, betting and hopefully winning. We enjoyed watching a few races before we tried our hand at placing a few bets, and did enjoy when someone in out group won….we seemed to have a very lucky group on this trip.
After enjoying two or three races, we were ready to place a few safe bets (you can’t go all in too soon, especially if this is still fairly new to you, like it was for us). Sadly we were not as lucky as others, usually losing by one horse, but we persevered in getting a better understanding, and some betting advice from a seasoned pro (our host’s father).
In between races, and to take a break from losing, we toured the grounds, and got to enjoy what has become one of our favorite racetrack activities, visiting the paddocks. We got to get up and personal with the horses at Saratoga, and although we didn’t get as close at Belmont Park, it was still a joy to get a closer look at these majestic animals.
After the wonderful visit to the paddocks, it was back to the our private area for more race watching and betting, this time around we had much better luck and actually won a a little of our money back, maybe a little more, so we definitely ended the day on a good note. We can’t wait to revisit Saratoga’s beautifully stunning grounds once again and are indebted to America’s Best Racing for the opportunity of experiencing such a wonderful day. We’re so looking forward to it.