'And they're off...and wet'
The first set of pari-mutuel horse races took place on a damp track over the weekend at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. The county receied about an inch and a half of much-needed moisture, which cooled the sweltering temperatures for race fans.
The first set of pari-mutuel horse races took place over the weekend at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Taking their turn racing the track in the fourth race on Saturday afternoon were, from left, Hurricane O.J., with jockey Victor Manuel Urieta Jr.; Tell Him Bye, with jockey Noe Villatoro; Cat Scratch Dash, with jockey Juan Francisco; Texas Country Snowman, ridden by Francisco Mendez; Sienna Eyes, ridden by Jose Ivan Martinez, and Kiowas Success, with jockey Jesus Alejandro Menchaca-Coronado. Cat Scratch Dash and Tell Him Bye came in second and third, respectivelly. First place finisher was Dtl Samureye.