Now who said you must have wagering to run a horse race? It's just not so (though it isn't quite as fun.)
And so, early on a Monday morning in August (a day which apparently some people had off), you would have found me and Dave Z. from Arlington meeting up in the parking lot at the Oakbrook OTB and switching to just one rig for a long, long 3-1/2 hr. trip from Chicagoland to visit a track Beyond Podunkville, down in Greenup, Illinois. a little town in downstate Illinois farm country, on the road between St. Louis and Indianapolis. For fair racing. With no wagering.
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