By Marietta Henry
They’re Off! This familiar cry will be heard once again, on August 18, August 19 and August 20, 2017 as live horse racing returns to Nevada’s White Pine County. Operated by White Pine Horse Races in conjunction with AG District 13, this will be the 82nd year in their efforts to continued with a long-time tradition which originated in 1934.
The excitement of the crowd with all the enticements of the food, drinks, and pari-mutuel betting will commence on Friday, August 18th. Post time on Friday will be 3:00 p.m.. On Saturday and Sunday, post time will commence at 1:00 p.m.
Ranch Rodeo will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday and will host the following team events: Team Branding, Ranch Sorting, Trailer Loading, and Cattle Doctoring & Team Roping. Individual events will be: Women’s Steer Stopping and Ranch Bronc Riding. There will be prizes for men’s and women’s teams.
The Fireman’s BBQ will take place in the evening, at 5PM, as well. A wonderful array of succulent food will be served. The Concessions Stand on Saturday and Sunday will continue with wonderful chorizo’s, hamburgers, hot dogs, and on Sunday Breakfast Burritos.
The vision and sound of the horse’s hoofs coming from the Starting Gate is a sight to behold. If you are downstairs by the finish line, you can actually feel the ground move and vibrate. There is just nothing better! Next comes the yelling and cheering of the crowd for their individual picks, until the race concludes.
The end-of-race finish line festivities is exciting for the horse owner, jockey, trainer, and of course, our “special” Race Sponsors, as they line up for the official picture in the “winner’s circle”.For the horse owner, being at the Finish Line is the ultimate reward for all the hard work and money expended on their horse.
Best of all, when your horse wins a race, you now can go and collect on your bet, and bet on more races!
Don’t miss the best entertainment of the entire season. It’s a great opportunity to visit with friends, and those who have come from far away places to join us for the very best of living!
If you wish to reach White Pine Horse Races, please call: 775-289-8589, or Bob Bartlett at 775-293-0106.