3 races today

5:00 a.m.

Woke up with the alarm and watched the MotoGP race from Catalunya, Spain.

(Pay-per-view on my iPad. I don’t own a TV, a decision I only regret on election days here and in the US, when you need a massive screen to really get into the drama of such a big event)

Anyway, Jorge, for the 2nd time in 2 weeks, jumped to the front quickly, then fell back, finishing 4th. But now I think everyone agrees the podium is close in the future for my favourite rider and his troublesome Ducati. The many Jorge haters wish it weren’t so

10:15 a.m.

Had coffee and toast, then watched Emirates Team New Zealand eliminate Artimas Racing from the America’s Cup. Pay-per-view again.

Just amazing racing. The finals against Oracle (USA) start Saturday. I’ll be blogging it

1:50 p.m.

Miss G and I are at the Races at Hastings Park. We have a system worked out for prioritizing our time surrounding each race. We value the time inspecting the horses. G knows much more than I do about this, being a competitive rider, but we make independent judgements, talking out loud about them as we make notes in our book, then do a final consult and discuss our bets. It eats up 80% of the time and we’re slightly pressed to make our bets and settle into our place near the finish line. We make 2 bets each per race. G had a good day, ending up about $40, the same amount as I ended up down.

This is Coulterberry coming in by a nose in race 3

So racing from 5:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today. Just fantastic!

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