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Kay Huff's ladies' day gains in popularity

Original post made on Jun 26, 2009

It's Fair time starting next Wednesday and once again hundreds are signing up for Kay's Ladies' Day at the Races, scheduled this year for post time at 12:15 p.m. Friday, July 10 at the Alameda County Fair. Organized by Kay Huff in 1992, it's become one of the fair's best "fun" raisers at the fairgrounds each year and, for many of the women who join in, their first time to a racetrack. Active in the Walnut Grove Elementary School's parent group when her two sons were in primary grades, Kay talked several friends into spending a day at the fair. They ran into other friends and the eight of them decided to try their luck at the races. They placed a couple of bets based on horses that looked good or a jockey's shirt color they liked, won a few dollars on their hunches and ended up having a thoroughly fun afternoon. "Let's do it again next year," one friend told Kay, and then others, who had heard about the day at the races, asked to be invited if she ever does it again. She did and the next year, in 1993, there were 23 following Kay into the grandstands. That number has grown every year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 26, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Pat Mosca
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on Jun 26, 2009 at 10:31 am

Great story and here is a link to an Interview we did with Kay Huff at the Alameda County Fair. Web Link


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