Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Bay Meadows, Part 2

These are the starting gates pulled by a tractor. The gates move to different parts of the racetracks depending the length of the race. Once the race starts, the tractor moves the gates out of the way quickly before the horses come through the finish line.

This place is called a Paddock where workers saddle up the racehorses and parade them around before they go out onto the racetrack. Bettors can come here to get a last-minute close up look of the horses before making their wagers.


Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Its kind of sad they are tearing it all down!

photowannabe said...

Great explanations. Doesn't look like too many people making wagers.
I think I am finally caught up with all your postings. :0)

AVCr8teur said...

Thanks for taking the time to read my posts. Sometimes I wonder. Haha! My friends and I were there pretty early so there weren't too many bettors, but they sure multiplied later in the day.