Horseracing is losing in popularity, thanks to the proliferation of casinos, but when it comes to a possible Triple crown winner, there is a lot of public interest. That's why it's to bad, "I'll have another" could no be in the Saturday race.
The horseracing busines is still big. If you have a chance, visit some of the horse farms around Lexington, Kentucky. Many of them are now closed to the public. Forty years ago, we made a trip there and could drive most everywhere on the farms, but as is frequently the case, the public spoiled it by chasing the horses or feeding them something not in their diet. On one of the farms, the groom got "middleground" the !950 Derby winner, out so I could take a picture of the horse. Another time I stopped at the pasture of "Citation" a triple crown winner. The horse walked right up to the fence to greet me. Since I was brought up around horses, I reached out to pet him, and he bared his teeth. I backed off.
We saw many horses in a few days. Now the Kentucky Horse Park is open to the public. Its nice but not as nice as seeing the champions up close. These horses are pampered because they are worth millions in breeding fees, even when their racing days are over.
The OTTAWA COUNTY FAIR Will give you an appreciation of racing when once again, we can enjoy the Wolverine Futurity. COME ON OUT!