We failed again! Even though we bet "wide" on many of the top favorites-- Takeda-san, Fushimi-san, Murakami-san-- we couldn't win any money. I think we are just not gamblers. Last year Tomo bet on the G1 race, and the only two riders she bet on crashed out!
Fun times anyhow. We watched from behind turn three with Mikuni-san and Shonan Airinkai buddies Kaneda-san, Kurokawa-san, Yuki and others. The sake was passed, fun was had. But maybe Tomo and I are bad luck-- NOBODY we were hanging with won anything! Sorry guys...
Winner Murakami-san (the younger, NOT the one we bet on, naturally) tearfully accepts his millions.
A little taste of the chaos of Keirin Grand Prix. Good times.
Here's how it all went down: