Elite Event: Yelp's Day at the Races
What more can you ask from a Sunday than a gorgeous backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, sunshine, and horses?
LA Elites scored high roller status thanks to the generous folks at Santa Anita Park this past Sunday. Complimentary valet to start, private entrance, full takeover of the Club House, the friendliest handicapper this side of the Mason-Dixie, Molly, and heart-felt speech by Jockey, Aaron Gryder, made the afternoon quite memorable. In addition to betting on their own, party attendees engaged in a heated Yelp Elite Event Bettering Challenge, where teams had the option of placing a $5 to Win, Place, or Show bet on races 4, 5, 6, and 7. After Race 7 the team with the most winnings received a "$20 to Win Betting Voucher" to be used in Race 9. Those that stayed around for the duration of the event were taken on a tour of the Paddock and Winners Circle, where we cheered the winning horses across the finish line! Two lucky yelpers were even serenaded/heckled by Santa Anita's very own "Track Hornblower," Jay Cohen!
The intoxicating aroma of pulled pork sliders filled the air once the Vagabond Grillyard masters fired up the grill, while our bartender with the steady hand, Michelle B, kept the bar stocked with crisp, cold Golden Road Brewery IPA, Hef, and Brown suds. Hubert's Lemonade, Pretzel Crisps, and Luna Bars made handy dandy snack packs to munch on in between races. Big ups to Mike Q for capturing the Fun in our Sunday Funday on the Yelp LA Flickr page. And they're off... the 5 star reviews, that is.
I think it's fair to say, we all won big that day!
LA East CM