Off To The Races – Dead Heat Day!
Continuing from yesterday’s post Off To The Races – Don’t Get Caught Up!
After the salad medley, my lunch began with Pan Mien 板麺 (pronounced as ban mian) which is a Hakka-style noodle with anchovy and soybean stock, originating from Malaysia. Its Chinese name literally translates to “flat board noodle”.
Pan Mien from the Live Station.
I haven’t eaten this noodles for a long time and boy was it delicious. I want to emphasize that they braised the minced pork with mushrooms (most stalls outside just season the pork ground not stewed).
The fact that used “long’leafed” spinach is another nice touch.
I told Adrian about it and he went for one with plenty of vegetables no noodles.
He agreed, saying it was “damn good”.
There’s Braised Pork Knuckles with Chinese Herbs, Garlicky Prawn with Scallion and Chilli Padi, Wok Fried Chicken with Salted Egg, Sauteed Minted Pea with Wilted Cress and Lettuce, Kampong Fried Rice but nothing beats the Stewed Lamb Shank “Navarin Style”!
Soy Braised Chicken and Eggs with Taukwa.
The eggs and taukwa were not overly stewed so not too hard which I like.
The chicken was very tender and flavoursome.
The best was the accompanying chilli dip, not too sweet with a slight tang.
The race was about to begin and I was ready to capture some actions.
I regretted not bringing my 70-200mm zoom.
There was so much excitment in the air.
These are my friends and makan kakis. They have appeared in my posts several times.
I wonder if the boys had placed some bets.
What do you think?
I was missing Michael (who sat next to me) during tea break.
Where did he go?
Hmmm… Looks like I’ll have tea without him.
What’s cooking at the live station?
Looks like Roti Prata!
Then I must have the Chicken Curry with the Roti.
But Adrian insisted that the Chicken Curry goes best with the Wok Fried Egg Noodles with Shredded Eggs.
And he was right!
Especially, after we drenched the noodles with the curry.
While enjoying my tea, I looked up at one of the many screens on the walls and saw Michael (far right) in the Champagne Room downstairs.
He was at the presentation of SAAS FEE STAKES (SG3) for the 1400m Short Course race.
The prize money was S$200,000.
The British jockey was Alan Munro.
Like I said, I have short attention span and roving eyes…
He’s my next focus!
What’s his fare?
Someone said it was Angry Birds’ dropping!
Yet another thought the yellow sauce to be mango puree.
Using pancake instead of muffin, topped with a slice of ham, poached egg and Hollandaise sauce.
Can’t wait to break the yolk, hehehe…
Youth Milk Chocolate Fountain.
Fresh Fruits and Marshmallow Skewers.
Shortcrust Pastry Tan Tart (egg tarts).
They were under a scorching lamp to keep the pastry crisp and warm.
That is very good for foodies and bad for photography.
Oh well, I can’t win them all.
Just eat it!
Selection of Thai Desserts.
“Have only one each please, no more than that”, I was telling myself.
Have one Italian Tiramisu and Tan Tart also!
Yes, one. One each I know, hahaha…
Pearl Sago with Gula Melaka in Cup.
Looks interesting, don’t they?
There’s chilled Osmanthus Jelly with Infused Lychee, Hot Sweetened Bubur Cha Cha but my eyes were on these… Longans!
Trakus is a real time tracking system capable of automating and enhancing the collection, organization, storage and visual presentation of horse positioning data from races hosted at the Club’s racecourse. This tracking system determines the exact location of each horse throughout the entire race by using a wireless radio frequency system with small radio antennas placed around the racetrack and corresponding ultra-lightweight radio tags in each horse’s saddle-cloth. – excerpt from STC website
Horse racing is always fierce, and we witnessed a dead heat in one of the races that day. Dead Heat – A race in which two or more contestants compete evenly or finish (for any placing) at the same time. When two or more horses are tied in a heat, the heat did not count and was called “dead”. In Race 10, the result so close it was necessary to use the finish-line camera to determine the order of finish. The Photo Finish showed a Dead Heat and the winnings were split between the two, horse number 1 and 8. Yap betted on 8 and managed to pocket some money.
Click to view in full and some commentary on Race 10 (some pictures were taken from the TV in the Committee Box).
Race 10 had started.
All gunning for the win.
Horse racing is a fierce sport.
Who’s gonna win?
Can you tell?
No one could and it was replayed on Photo Finish to be determined.
The dead heat ticket which won Yap some money in the end.
Michael got back to the table in time for tea. He had croissants and coffee. While eating, he taught me some racing glossary and how to read the racing program. There was so much information packed into each tiny column for a punter to analyse before placing his bets. Michael also said that each jockey is paid a jockey fee (sum paid to jockey for riding a race) of S$175 per race and 10% commission of the winnings if the horse won. Too much education for me to absorb in one afternoon.
Croissant filled with Egg.
Croissant filled with Tuna.
Food and wine are not the only sustenance in life.
We need good company to stimulate our senses.
Be thankful for good friends and families!
The last race started on time at 6pm.
The winners went to collect their windfall money.
I went home with good memories that may last me the next 14 years. Lol… 😉
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Happy outing 🙂