On a Monday Race

Wow! A challenging weekend for me – but first, how was yours? You had to have some fun doing something that you enjoy!

A mulch delivery greeted me early Friday morning, then occupied much of Friday and Saturday – and a small bit of Sunday. Let’s see: 10 cubic yards = 7.6 cubic meters; 0r for the bag buyers, about 135 bags. We also danced Friday and Saturday nights, but we stopped when my legs started feeling very heavy. Sunday afternoon we went into the city to see the new riverfront park (photo gallery) and nibble at an Asian fest – which means we walked about 1.5-2 miles.

The second event of horse racing’s triple crown was this weekend, which set up I’ll Take Another’s bid to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed (1978, and ridden by a Cincinnati area jockey). Belmont Stakes is in two weeks, which has been the Waterloo for many in their Triple Crown bid.

For your Monday Morning Entertainment, enjoy the call of this funny, classic race … and you don’t have to be a racing fan to enjoy this one. Have a good week!

34 thoughts on “On a Monday Race

  1. I would have loved to wee the expression of the race caller!
    Beautiful park Frank. Sounds like they put a lot of thought into it, especially little things like the bike trough. And paper put together a really good slide show with the story.


    • Guapo,
      There still some work going on, but park is a good addition with some nice touches. BTW … If the bridge resembles the Brooklyn Bridge – it does because it is the prototype! (Not sure how many New Yorkers know this). … and that race call is a hoot! Thanks for stopping by.


  2. Not a bad weekend, right up until 9:10 this evening. Then I found out that some very close friends are deep in some REALLY messy marital stuff. Nothing like holding someone else’s marriage future in the palms of your hands. You better hope I don’t develop butter fingers! 😉
    But good news, too – much needed rain coming our way. Partially offset by my backyard, which now more closely resembles Brazil than American lawn. If you don’t hear from me for a while, it’s just taking me a bit to machete my way back to the house from the garage. 😀


  3. I’ll bet your in pain now! Don’t stop. That’s when you will get stiff and in pain. Keep moving and stretching….and a little Advil!

    Luckily, my mulch was delivered and installed for me. Love the local landscapers trying to keep the business from the big guys.


  4. Hi,
    Sounds like you gave your legs a really good workout this weekend. 🙂
    The park looks very nice, I love the walkway fountain at night with the lights on, looks really nice.
    That video was hilarious, I would say there would of been some laughter in the stalls that day, just amazing that those 2 horses up to come up. 😀


    • Mags,
      The park is a nice addition. Given yesterday’s very warm weather, lots of kids playing in the fountains! Will need to return some evening to see the lights. An FYI regarding the race, that was legit – and yes, the odds of those too going one-two. I wonder what the amount of the Exacta bet! Thanks for commenting.


  5. When did Cincinnati start looking this good? Maybe I might not have let Ohio if I had known Cinci was an option to the “mistake on the lake”–The Cleve. Staying in The Cleve was not an option!

    As to the mulch, don’t you know that you and I are of an age where mulch bags can take us out for a couple of days? I keep thinking each year the pain will get better, but it does so only in my dreams. If I mulch on Saturday, I’m down and out for the count until Monday. 🙂

    Hope the week is a joyful one and that you and Mrs. A. get in a lot more dancing. Cheers!


    • E-Tom,
      Needless to say, I slept well last night .. and will be reasonable today. After all, a dance lesson later and golf (walking 9) tomorrow.

      Meanwhile, the Cincinnati riverfront is nice with a string of parks. This park is within a redevelopment area (The Banks) that with eateries that are doing well. Thanks for stopping by!


  6. I really would like to see a Triple Crowner again. I recall the 70s as a teenager and thought it was a piece of cake to do. How dumb you can be when young is amazing.


    • The 1970s had 3 Triple Crown winners: Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), and Affirmed (1978). Before that, it was Citation (1948), and none since 1978. Amazing. Thanks for visiting.


  7. My hat’s off to the announcer of that race! How funny to have those two horses with those names in one race. Between spreading that much mulch and two nights of dancing you surely must have been ready to see Monday! That’s a lot of weekend activity…all quite productive! Debra


  8. Sounds like you have been busy. The photos of the park are cool. In missoula we have a carrosel it’s super fast. The city looks beautiful I like the multi colored fountains.

    The horse race was funny. The wifes aways right won right? :+)


    • Starla,
      We are hoping to see the park at night in the future because of the lights … probably an evening following a Reds game – so hopefully I can remember to give a report. Meanwhile, the horse race was a hoot. The odds of those two names dueling down the stretch! Thanks for commenting.


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