Call2Post, LLC was born out of our family’s love of horse racing and has given us a reason to communicate with each other on a daily basis.
We started by joining a co-ownership group and purchasing a share of our first horse. He is nicknamed “WOO”. We purchased WOO on a Thursday evening knowing that he was going to be racing in two day. We all got together as a family and drove to our local racetrack, Kentucky Downs, to watch WOO run alongside many other people that shared our passion for horse racing. We were all very nervous and excited because we had always wagered on horses but we had never actually owned a horse that was running in a legit race! We arrived at Kentucky Downs, grabbed a table, and started watching the big screen TV’s all over the enormous room. Everyone was very nice and accommodating with servers coming around and taking our drink orders, chatting with us, etc. Once we settled in it was time to get serious about the day ahead. My other family members jumped right in and started finding races they liked in the daily racing forms and placing wagers. I, however, was only interested in one race that day and until that race was over I was not going to be able to focus on anything else. I knew I was all in on WOO winning that day (even though he was the fourth favorite) so I walked over to the betting machine, put my money in, and placed my first wager of the morning. I marched back to the table where we were sitting and slapped that ticket down in the center and said to my family, “Here is our first winning race horse, let’s do this!” I sat very impatiently after that while I watched many races finish but I was laser focused on our race at Laurel Park and that was the only thing on my mind. After a couple hours it was time...nerves set in again but was quickly removed by all the excitement and adrenaline rushing through my body. Boom! The bell rings and the gates open and they are off. WOO gets a good start and sits a few lengths off the leader for most of the race. I am feeling really good about how he looks while making his way around the track. Then as they are coming around the final turn I see that he is moving up even with the leader! What is happening right now?! WOO is leading! Exiting the final turn I see that he has now dispatched the horse that he has been neck and neck with in his last couple races and he is just a couple furlongs away from the finish line. He stretches his lead out a little but as he closes in on the victory he starts to weaken. Come On WOO! We are all standing up screaming at the TV’s not caring about what everyone else around us is thinking. Here comes the favorite making his move, inching up ever closer over the last 1/16th. It is going to be close. Here comes the finish line!!! Both horses cross the line together, we all turn and look at each other...WOO WINS! We are jumping up and down, slapping high-fives, and being super disruptive but most of the people around us know something special just happened. It was great to have so many people come up to us an shake our hands and pat us on the back in congratulations that it just made the day amazing. Even the ladies at the ticket window when I went and cashed my ticket talked to me about it and enjoyed the moment with me.
We are so glad we chose to drive to Kentucky Downs that day because now we have a family memory that we will never forget.
PS. We have 10 race horses now.
Note: The photo above is the actual finish line photo of WOO.