01 September 2007

And they're off ... to Presque Isle

After lollygagging most of August, it's September -- time for a brand, new track. The King and I are off to Presque Isle Downs for its inaugural day of racing, which kicks off with, fittingly enough, the Inaugural Stakes at 5:30. Bill Mooney's done a series of articles about the new track including an interesting article about the Tapeta surface and a nice piece about jockey Rosemary Homeister Jr. who'll be riding Dicey's Girl in the stakes. You can read all of Mooney's coverage on the Presque Isle Downs site.

Gates open at 3:30, and there's a handicapping seminar with Randy Moss at 4:00 on the trackside patio. And, rather surprisingly to those of us familiar with Mountaineer management, there'll be free posters of the event!