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My Day At Belmont Stakes

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Yesterday, Bill and I headed to Belmont Racetrack for the Belmont Stakes. We spent a few hours with friends (and about 85,000 other people). It was super crowded but manageable. If I’m being honest, I got overwhelmed a few times and just sort of sat down and retreated from it all. If people watching was a sport – I would have won hands down.

Lots of the women were dressed to the nines. Kentucky Derby style. I was in jeans and sandals!! I had no idea it was like that. Next year, if we go again, I am going to do a few things differently – one of which is my outfit of choice.

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I think our little group consisted of about 10/12 people. I bet a few times on the horses and lost it all. A friend I went with did much better than us – so at least someone won! Oh and I spilled beer on my feet at least two times. My poor sandals. I’m not talking about a little drizzle. I knocked down beer cans (on two separate occasions) and they spilled entirely over my feet and sandals. Dripping wet. UGH!

I kept thinking of my poor shoes. I LOVE THEM! I’m afraid to look at them this morning.

 

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I live fairly close to Belmont – so my town throws this street party the night before each year. They bring the gates for display which I think is so fun. We walked through them a few times. I tried to get Bill to take a pic in there but he refused me. 🙂

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And each year I look forward to this wing contest that happens during the fair. About 10 different restaurants compete and it’s OH SO GOOD. I think I was more excited about this than the actual race. LOL!
Hot and spicy. Good times.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

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  1. thanks for placing the 2.oo bet for me on Union Rags xoxoxo

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