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Posted at 9:53 AM ET, 12/ 2/2009

Paying a visit to the track

By washingtonpost.com editors

By Asher Weinberg,
Silver Spring

On Jonathan Chris Earnshaw’s Nov. 27 post, "Maryland racing in the home stretch”:

This was a moving, sentimental and relevant essay. It reflected the nostalgia of Maryland racing’s glory days, as well as the problems and uncertainty of the present and future of the sport. But it also shed light on the allure that remains in Maryland horse racing.

One thing that makes the racetrack so special is that it is one the last venues that truly takes all kinds — casual gamblers, families, the upper and lower classes, the die-hards and the lifers. Mr. Earnshaw’s writing did all of it justice, for those of us who still enjoy the throwback charm of live racing and find some comfort in the shared experience with the cast and characters of the track.

I encourage Post editors to restore local racing coverage, which as Mr. Earnshaw pointed out, has been lacking since 2006.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | December 2, 2009; 9:53 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland, sports  
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