Hialeah Park has returned. That should be welcome news to any horse racing fan. For many years in the last century, Hialeah was known as the "Saratoga Of The South". Hialeah Park was such an entrenched part of the racing world that it is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. No part of any racetrack (with the possible exception of the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs) was as recognizable with that specific track as the pink flamingos that resided (and still reside) in the infield.
Hialeah has filed an application with the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering for two separate twenty-day Quarter Horse meetings. One will be during the 2009 calendar year and the second will follow immediately in the breaking days of 2010. Normally, I don't address Quarter Horse news on this blog. However, with the historic bent I like to take on occasion, nothing is more satisfying in the racing world news today than the return of Hialeah Park.
So, we welcome back the gorgeous lady and we welcome back the fabulous flamingos today. May you have a wonderful second time around!!
Tune in tomorrow for more from They Are Off. For right now, I am Gone... GOODBYE!