Friday, May 3, 2013

Extreme Style-Horse Racing

In the past on the first Fashion Friday of May I have posted about Derby Fashion (here) or how to make your own Derby Hat (here), and well as last year when 3 generations were entered in the hat contest at Derby Day Remington Park Style but this time I want to share what we did last weekend, that kinda relates to Derby Day, plus animal print is always in style right?! RemingtonPark in Oklahoma City has Extreme Racing at the end of April. This year they added ZEBRAS and Pigs(as in Hendricksons Racing Pigs). The place was packed, last year's attendance was 19,000 this year they believe it was doubled. Not as much fun as last year because it was elbow to elbow EVERYWHERE, and my best friends weren't able to come along like last year.
The Quarter Horse Live Racing started at 1:30 with the Ostriches going after Race 4. The Ostriches might be my favorite.

Saddled and ready! I like that they have the animals in pens so the public can get an up close look.
They are off!
 It can get a little WILD!
Then they had 4 more horse races and then the ZEBRAS were up to go!

As you can see, some of the jockeys were bucked off. Jesus Salazar, the jockey closest to us in the green and yellow silks, is one that ended up winning I believe. He came to the ranch and "helped" CP build fence once.
We weren't able to stay for the camel races this year

If you are ever able to attend an Extreme Racing event, I suggest it! Fun for all ages.