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Lunch at Longchamps
April 2007

April 23, 2007 --  Another gorgeous afternoon at the track, this time at l'Hippodrome Longchamps, the world-famous flat-racing track in the Bois de Boulogne. We joined Gina and Tim Rarick at the restaurant overlooking the rond du presentation, the walking ring. Our view of the entries was perfect.  Interestingly, with the hot weather, the restaurant served the red wine cold, something you don't see very often in the U.S., but it's a tradition here that when the weather turns hot, the wine must be cold...well, the everyday wine. It certainly changes the taste, but it's quite refreshing.

Many trips to the guichet later, we threw in our betting slips to head out to watch the last race from the fence. The horses rushed by in a whirl, again from the right rather than the left.  As they went around the turn, they ran against the background of the signature moulin (windmill) of Longchamps. It was a lovely day at the races, and we're glad to have been front and center with Tim and Gina.  Here's hoping there's more of this to come in the next few weeks!
 


Lunch is served...


The walking ring is filled with
anticipation and energy.


 


On se discute...

 

 

 


On regarde...

 


On choisit.

And down the stretch they come,
from the right,
past the Moulin de Longchamps,
then across the finish line!
 

     

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