It was a scorching day in Trentham on Saturday for the Wellington Cup race meeting, and an impressive throng turned out to watch the horses and the people watching the horses. I'd not been to the races for more than 10 years so it was fun to return and weave my way through the finely-dressed crowds. I was with friends in a trackside enclosure, so there was also the opportunity for some close-up views of the racing. Not being a gambling sort, I didn't bet much - but I emerged with minor success by picking Pentathlon in the Cup, which led into the final straight until being pipped at the post. I took home a massive $6 return on a $5 bet, so I probably won't be giving up the day job just yet.
|Pentathlon strives for the line|