With local (Vancouver) hero Mario Gutierrez preparing for the Belmont Stakes, I figured I better finally post some pictures I took back in April of my day at Hastings Park. (Mario is not in any of these images).
I’ve lived in the Vancouver area for over seven years now, and these pictures are from my first visit to the track. It was a really fun day though not the warmest of days.
I grew up around horses, we had two horses when I was little “Lady” and “Pepsi” I believe they were named. Oh that was so long ago. In fact, I was named after World Champion rodeo star Kenny McLean, he was a close friend of my dad’s, and known for his saddle bronc riding. I’m going to stop there because I don’t want to sound like I spend my days riding the range. Truth be told, I don’t think I’ve touched a horse since I was 16 years old.
Ah the memories! I think that explains my fondness for these animals.