Today is NZ Trotting Cup Day – a huge day in Christchurch for race goers and fashionistas. gd’s sister and hubby have been coming to Cup Week for years ………… but are getting older so now opt for the easy option.

Instead of going to the races we all take picks, and combined bets, then watch the racing on TV. A lot of thought goes into the picks ……….. but not always with a profitable outcome. Maybe we will do better tomorrow – there are race meetings in Christchurch on 4 days this week (2 trotting meets and 2 galloping) so plenty of time to make a profit 🙂 But I can barely cope with one day of watching races, so I just pick the names I like and leave them to tell me if we have made money!!!