The Akumalian

Akumal's Newsletter for its Extended Global Community
Quintana Roo, Mexico

Kentucky Derby Day, Akumal Style

On Saturday, May 2nd, a huge crowd gathered at Lol Ha Beach bar, the "Akumal Downs" version of Churchill Downs, to enjoy the 135th Kentucky Derby.  It was a warm day under a clear, blue sky, and the Mint Juleps were flowing.   Betting was quite heavy, and the Betting Window was closed well before Post Time.  Needless to say, a good time was had by all.

And, it was a very exciting race and finish.

 

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It's Derby Time!!!

Mary welcomes everybody to another 'Akumal Derby Day' at the Lol Ha Beach Bar.

And the crowd is gathering, with Jackie and Gayle leding the way.

Jim Powers turns out to be the only one with a festive 'Derby Hat'.

Rick & wife - from the Boston area - show off what he believes is a winning ticket.

Michael & wife join them in the upper deck of the Lol Ha pavilion.

The betting window is doing a very brisk business as Richard awaits the dispensing of his tickets.

Luigi and his table above the grandstand.

Richard displays what he believes is a winner.

The sky is clear but the track is a bit muddy, all the ingredients for an upset.

Mary, the cashier, prepares the payouts for the winners once the results are finalized.

And, Luigi is the BIG winner, having rooted Mine That Bird to an upset victory.

Richard Dooley did have a winning ticket, albeit Place, and he is quite happy.

It took awhile for Jackie Powers to realize she had the winning Show ticket as she displays her winnings.

The three winners join up in the Akumal Derby Day winners circle to flaunt their winnings.

And Derby, celebrating another birthday, takes the whole thing in a very laid back style - "who cares?"

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