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The Same Good Folks Over Time At Our Nation’s Race Tracks

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I’m convinced that racetrack crowds are the very same people holographically transmitted or somehow beamed over time & space.

These good folks at I saw at Sam Houston Race Park here is Houston two nights ago are the exact same folks I saw at Narragansett Park in Rhode Island in the 70’s & at River Downs in Cincinnati in the 80’s & 90’s.

There is an atmosphere of apathy and rest at racetracks that I’ve long found helpful to my state of mind.

January 20, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

Remains Of Hurricane Isaac Over The Cincinnati Area—Post Parade For The 2nd Race At River Downs

At least some portion of the remains of Hurricane Isaac are currently over River Downs race track just outside Cincinnati.

You see here horses on parade on the rain-soaked sloppy track in advance of the 2nd race this afternoon. You also see the American Flag blowing about.

The misty backdrop are Kentucky hills across the Ohio River.

I’m sorry for persons who have been strongly impacted by Hurricane Isaac.

Here in the Cincinnati-area the storm has brought needed rain.

I hope folks are having a nice Labor Day. Please treat people who are working the holiday well. Respect for our fellow working people and self-respect are the very same thing.

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September 3, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Great Day For Racing Even Though They Often Treat The Horses And Jockeys Quite Poorly

It was a great day for racing yesterday at Arlington International Race Course in suburban Chicago.

Here are some horses approaching the finish line and two photographers present to record the event.

The New York Times has recently written a series of articles detailing practices in horse racing industry-wide that endanger horses and jockeys.

And yet I went to the track anyway. I’ve been going to horse tracks for many years and in many states.

If you stayed away from everything that annoyed you, you’d never leave home.

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August 12, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

   

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