A Day at the Races
I took these photos last year, which may have been last time that the Atlantic City Race Course would be open. In it's glory days, it was frequented by the 'Rat Pack' and Princess Grace. When I first moved to South Jersey, you could still have a nice dinner while watching and betting on the races. With the current state of decay and delapidation, the race course still runs thoroughbreds one week every year to keep it's license. I found the opportunity to sneak into the 'closed' area of the grandstand, which obviously is in disrepair. But today was the opening day for 2011 races, and also a new beginnning for the racetrack. It will undergo a major renovation, with a new hotel, conference center and housing. I am headed there this weekend to take more pictures of the ponies.