Bring Home The Horse Track
Is there any better way to spend the day then at the horse track? No, there isn’t. The glitz, the glam, the horses, the hats, the cigars, the Mint Juleps, the magic! Nothing beats the track… But you can enjoy a little bit of the track from home with these simple tricks and tips.
Maybe you live too far from the track? Maybe you can’t afford to go after you bet on that ‘sure-thing’ of a horse last year? Maybe crowds make you anxious?
Just because you can’t physically be at the track doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice evening enjoying all that makes the track special…
First thing first, it wouldn’t be a day at the track (in Kentucky) without a refreshingly cold Mint Julep. Mint Juleps are super easy to make.
All it takes is some fresh mint, a little sugar, some nice bourbon, and a whole bunch of crushed ice. Keep an eye out for tin, copper or aluminum Julep cups as a frosted-cold metal cup makes all the difference.
Here’s a simple Mint Julep recipe to get you started, but feel free to use regular or frosted sugar if you don’t have simple syrup and choose your favorite bourbon – Make it yours!
Next, you need a race or at least something to root for. You don’t need to be at the track to throw down a little cash to get the blood pumping.
There are plenty of ways to bet on horses, or other sports, pending if it’s legal in your country or not. Take a look at this horse betting online casino app review from CasinoSmash. Don’t miss out on all the action just because you can’t actually be at the track.
Now you need to dress the part, break out you pastel pants and seersucker shirts. Don’t forget the hat! You need a big hat for a big day at the races.
If you have a little cash to spare, you can order real, official hats from Hats in the Belfry. If you’re crafty or looking for a little more fun, spend the evening leading up to the race making your own hats. Here is a great guide to get you started.
Lastly, don’t forget a cigar! I don’t know much about them other then you need one on race day.
Check out JR Cigar and order a sampler if you’re unsure what kind of cigar you’d like or pick out case of favorite stogies. Celebrate – You’re at the track!
There are plenty of other ideas out there…
Just know and remember – You don’t have to be at the track to feel the track!