Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Ranch - Race Night

Friday, November 5, 2010
The Ranch Lakewood New Mexico West of the Pacos River 37 degrees mostly sunny, to 67 degrees. Happy Birthday Carole
Today from 9:00 to noon there were yard sales and my camera was safely put away inside Buster (I forgot to get pictures). Well any there were some things sold. Most cloths given (donated) to the swop table. Of course we did purchase some also.
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Horses off the starting line
Tonight at 7:00 there were Horse Races at The Ranch House, right inside the meeting room. In the picture there are boxes on the floor with the six Horses at the red starting line. Four dice are rolled together and horses move one space per die. With a roll of 1, 3, 4 & 6 the one, three, four and 6 horses move one space with a double or a triple that horse moves two or three spaces. The horses go up turn around and come back to the starting line. The race requires two for turning in the last box, one to enter one to turn to start back to the finish line and another to advance.

Red Finish Line

Here are the horses coming to the finish line but to finish the winner needs a "double" that is why they are bunching up at the finish line. Man O War (3) did win the first race and The Old Nag (5) won the second race.  The other race winners tonight were two, four and six (I only remember the horse numbers and not the horse names).

The money, bets are $0.25 and the winning bettors are indicating how many winning bets they have with their fingers for the tally person. There was a little wine flowing to loosen up the bettors and the horses also. It was a fun evening for all.
The train people were at the horse races tonight.

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