Friday, August 14, 2009

MISSISSIPPI'S ONLY SANCTIONED RACETRACK


This is the harness race with pacers, horses trained to move right legs at the same time, left the same, a smoother ride. Fast clopping, sulky wheels rattling, audience leaning on the fence cheering, a day at the races. All week long pacers, trotters and quarter horses entertained. Win some, lose some.

Notice how red the soil is; wet it stains, won't wash out. Grownups prayed for dry weather for racing. Kids prayed for rain and got it. Infield puddles gave kids an excuse to get wet running or sliding through and wrestling. Two girls did backflips numerous times. Pink and yellow boots were tossed aside so girls could mud fight. A hug included a handful of red mud to their hair and down their back. A hosing off was in order.

2009 Red Convertible Travel Series

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