Day At The Track

Meek shall inherit

05:30 AM 26 Mar 2020 NZDT
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Mark Ratzky
Cal Expo Harness

As Yogi Berra so eloquently put it, "Irony can be pretty ironic at times."

Take horseracing, for example.

It was only a few months ago it would have been voted #1 most likely sport to vanish from America, and right now it's pretty much the only one standing.

In other twist, California (the epicenter of shut down racing movement) has four of those courses still putting on a show.

Even among this small group of tracks, Cal Expo is unique as it is the only harness racing currently operating in North America.

If you are the least bit familiar with the history of harness racing in California, their survival since the knockout blow they suffered in the early 90's is nothing short of miraculous.

In Spanish, I believe, the word is cucaracha.

Now this virus of possible biblical proportions hits and Sacramento has harness racing scheduled for this Friday and Saturday night.

Of course, this is a day-to-day situation as everything is pretty much that way in this Twilight Zone-like world we currently inhabit.

Maybe I'll wake up tomorrow and Auntie Em will tell me I got struck in the head by something and this was all just a bad dream.

Come to think of it, I'll be happy just to wake up tomorrow and bet on some Fonner Park.

 

Mark Ratzky

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