Went to see the ponies last week at Arlington Park. Not I said “see” – I’m not a betting man. But for those of us there to watch only, there was a lot to see – unlike a number of other sports, where the spectators are really separated from the action, you can just walk right up to the rail. That day, they were racing on the poly (synthetic dirt track), which is the outer race track. This was a big bonus – when they race on the grass, the poly track sits between you and the horses.
Below are a few of the photos from that day – the rest of the set is on Flickr.