I know that for most the excitement of the track happens in the afternoons at racetime. But I have to be honest, for me it is in the early mornings.
I love the gentle early morning light and the sights and sounds of the morning workouts at 7am. Ok, I try to get there at 7am, but usually make it by 8. Not only do you get to see the powerhouse horses working or breezing, but you get to watch the young ones just learning how to be racehorses. And that sound….the one you can’t hear here or when the crowd is screaming during the race…it is the sound of the breathing of a working horse, the three beat pounding of his hooves as he goes racing past you. Nothing, I mean nothing, beats that. Then surround yourself with other horse lovers. Friends and strangers in small numbers, all there appreciating the same thing in their own quiet way. Yes, I love the track in the morning!