PHOTOS: One of our favorite Sunday activities is to gamble and get wasted at the horse races at the Beirut Hippodrome. We dont know anything about horses but the Almazas are 4000 LL so you have a good chance of making your money back if you partyed to hard during the weekend. Not knowing anything about horses we normally get advice from some of the oldtimers hanging out betting. The problem is that Arabic is so difficult sometimes we misunderstand and bet on the wrong horse anyway. But it doesen´t spoil the fun.
Here you can see some pictures from last Sunday at the Hippodrome!
Sometimes I go to try my luck at the Hippodrome in Beirut.
Arabian Racehorse getting ready for the race in Beirut.
One of my gambling buddys. This guy bets on horses every Sunday. Here he is studying to se wich horse is strongest today.
Number 4 looked very strong before the start.
Gamblers are getting a last glance at the horses before betting.
Sometimes it can be difficult to be able to bet money on horses, but if you keep squeezing, you will succeed.
Having collected loads of information, we ended up putting our money on number 3 and 5.
To get the best view possible I joined these guys on the fence.
The horses ran 1 kilometer and it took them no time to finish. As usual we lost.