The Track

August 27, 2013

I am sitting here watching horse racing on TV. This is the best way to do it, because you can pick your horses, make your imaginary bet, and at the end of the day never lose money. However, when you have tracks like Indiana Live near Shelbyville, it is very nice to go to such a beautiful facility and bet a few bucks on your favorite horse. Local owners, like Doug Wilson and Ron Fledderman, both have run horses at this track. They keep this track extremely clean, the Club House is attractive and roomy, the food is good, and you have monitors at your table to watch the horses run. If you prefer, you can enjoy the races trackside without going to the Club House. I am waiting to see what River Downs is developing, because all summer they are building a new racino–track and casino combined. Everyone says it will be a show place. I still like to watch those beautiful thoroughbreds come thundering down the stretch. We are fortunate to be within driving distance of some of the top tracks in the nation including Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Turfway, and the two already mentioned. If you like harness racing, there is the Anderson, Indiana, race track.

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all-day Murder Mystery Dinner @ Napoleon Community Center
Murder Mystery Dinner @ Napoleon Community Center
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day
The Central House Players Present: ‘Death Suite’ an Interactive Comedy Murder Mystery. Friday, October 9 AND Saturday, October 10 starting 7:00 PM. Dinner catered by Kountry Katering at the Napoleon Community Center with interactive mystery played out in the Central House. Tickets may be purchased in advance $15 by calling: Pat Hicks (812) 852- 4818.    Tickets at the door $18. Reservations recommended as space is limited.  
all-day Vogt Farm Pumpkin Festival @ Vogt Farm
Vogt Farm Pumpkin Festival @ Vogt Farm
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day
Horse-drawn trolley rides to pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides, corn maze, paddleboat rides, on Saturdays and Sunday ONLY. Hours vary.
8:00 am Milan Lions Club’s Pancake Break... @ Milan VFW
Milan Lions Club’s Pancake Break... @ Milan VFW
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
A pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, October 10 to benefit the Food Pantry Building Fund. Sponsored by the Milan Lions Club. Serving from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Milan VFW. Tickets available from any Lions Club member. Pre-sale tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for ages 6 – 12, and free for preschoolers. Tickets at the door cost $1 more per ticket. A split-the-pot will also be held.

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