Arlington made a big deal out of promoting "Opening Week" this year, probably because they opened on the Wednesday afternoon right after Hawthorne closed on Tuesday. (Uh oh. Will they blame Hawthorne for over racing the horses if there's bad fields the first few weeks?)
However, that big deal was made until about Tuesday night, when I first started seeing some TV ads and hearing radio ads. Before that had been an absolute void, and I wasn't the only horsplayer in town who'd noticed. Luckily for them, I knew when it was anyhow, and headed on out on a cold, wet afternoon.
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