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Western Montana Fair, Missoula, August 11th 2004
was to be my first experience of horse racing in Montana, and
this first visit to the Fair was very enjoyable.
arrived at the fair grounds early which gave us plenty of time
to look around at all the exhibits and grab a bite to eat
before the racing began.
race time approached, we found a seat in the grandstand and
watched the excellent performance given by the young Charlie
Russell Riders. We then went down to the paddock to watch as
the horses and riders for the first race paraded around the
ring. It is here that you can check the confirmation and
appearance of the horses before placing a wager. My wife knew
what to look out for, I just stuck with my Grandmothers method
of 'third letter R' in the horses name. Guess who got it right
most of the time! (Clue: it wasn't me!)
Joe Holmes Sr. on the 5 year old sorrel gelding
Quarter Horse 'Rj Red Racer'
Dan Karr on the 5 year old thoroughbred horse 'Gee
Look At Me'
PAGE: Let the Racing Begin
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