Emerald Downs waitress gives ponies a run for the money
By MARY SWIFT
NEVER MIND what the ponies do when Auburn's Emerald Downs racetrack opens next week.
Don't worry about the fine, or not-so-fine, art of handicapping.
If you're looking for a winner, Babe Chaplin is a sure bet.
For four decades -- first at Longacres Park racetrack in Renton until it closed in 1992, then at Emerald Downs when it opened in 1996 -- Chaplin has served up cocktails and food to horse racing fans. (In between those two jobs, she worked at an off-track betting facility.)
If things go as planned, she'll retire in five years.
For the record, that will make her 90.
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