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
Had coffee and toast, then watched Emirates Team New Zealand eliminate Artimas Racing from the America’s Cup. Pay-per-view again.
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.
So racing from 5:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today. Just fantastic!