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the apple blossom horse race dress

me and katie at the belmont stakes in our sundresses and hats

I finished my dress in time for the big day! I started it on Tuesday and finished it Thursday… and we didn’t even leave for New York until Friday evening! Plenty of time to spare… especially considering how I usually perform when crafting garments for specific events.

fast horses at the belmont stakes

Despite Friday night’s torrential rains, Saturday was a great day for the Belmont Stakes. It was quite warm, and the sun was in and out of the clouds. I got to wear my dress and my hat! So I was happy. Fewer people wore hats than I’d expected, but I was still very glad I had mine. I’ve never worn a hat like this before… it was awesome! Cute and I didn’t have to worry too much about sun on my face and neck.

The part I liked best about the horse race – and this is going to sound silly – is seeing just how fast the horses go. I’ve seen the races on TV, and while I can tell that the horses are certainly sprinting, it’s hard to tell just how much ground they’re covering with each step. As I watched them on that giant track, I was amazed at how quickly they zipped around.

horse with orange stripes on his socks

I bet $5 total, and lost it all. Two of those dollars went on this guy in Race 10 because of the orange stripes on his socks. The other $3 went on a similar bet: a jockey in the Stakes whose jacket was orange, green, and blue. It’s true: I’m not a pro horse-race-gambler.

me, in my belmont stakes dress and mandatory hat!

And here’s me again, in my new dress! I love how it came out, and I think it was perfect for the occasion. I’ve been loving gray lately, so hopefully I get a lot of wear out of it this summer. It was a fun event and a great weekend!

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