My blog is erring on the dark side at the moment. Hopping from drugs in the last post, to gambling in this one. Paola, myself and a fair chunk of her family set off for the Hipodromo de las Americas to watch some horses, have a little flutter, sample a beer or two and tuck into plates of carnitas. I’d been to the Centro Banamex before to see the 2008 Mexico City Motor Show, but this was the first time I’d gone to see the races.
It’s all good fun, and can be a cheapish day out if you control your betting. It’s about 20 pesos per person to get in and then you spend what you want to spend. I managed to come out about 50 pesos up with three or four wins. Paola on the other hand had to wait to the final race for a horse she picked to come in first. She cheered Number 3 down the straight and past the finishing pole – she may never forgive me for accidentally betting on Number 7 for her instead of her chosen steed. Click here to see the photos in Flickr.