Kay Huff's 20th annual Ladies' Day at the Races brought a record-setting 125 gals to the grandstand at the Alameda County Fair on July 8.
The tradition began in 1992 when Kay and six of her friends went to the fair and ventured over to the racetrack.
Many heard about the fun they had and asked to be included if they ever went to the races at the fair again. Kay initially notified people by word of mouth and fliers.
When email was born, she could contact hundreds of Ladies' Day fans. Now, with Facebook and Evite, more than 650 women receive the notice. Each year, Kay takes a group photo that is added to the scrapbook and posted on Facebook.
"Those who attend Ladies' Day are part of a 'sisterhood,' connecting with old friends, meeting new ones, and seeing the next generation enjoy the same fun and tradition that we have experienced for 20 years," Kay said.
"It is a simple day. No fancy clothes to wear, no house to clean, no food to prepare, no donation to make or shift to work," she said. "You just come for the FUN...oh yes, and maybe bet on a horse or two!"