A Day at the Races - May 4th, 2003

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I got invited to go to the Japanese horse races, or "keiba" as it's called here.

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There weren't enough seats, so everyone was sitting on the ground on newspapers and plastic sheets.

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Everyone stood up to watch the horses run.

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Here's me about to bet 200 yen on some horses.

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Jason placing a bet at the betting machines.

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Thisis what the bet ticket looks like. You can see on the right hand side that I've placed 2x 100 yen bets.

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The bleachers were packed.


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