And they’re off!!! On September 26th, 40 Probus members and guests gathered at the Fort Erie Race Track for a day at the races. We began the event with a walk down to the paddock area to view the horses and jockeys as the horses were saddled and the jockeys mounted them before entering the track area.
We had tables reserved for us in the Turfside Dining Room right next to the large windows that overlook the track, so that we could eat, drink and socialize while viewing the races from our tables. These tables were ours for the duration of the races, so we could go outside to stretch our legs and watch some of the races up close whenever we wanted. We were very lucky with the warm and sunny weather…not necessarily as lucky with the betting, lol. Many of us lost a bit of money, though a few people did win, but regardless, it was a fun and (at moments) exciting social outing.