Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Trotting Track

A couple of friends from work and I went out on a photo adventure on Monday...we went to this old rundown horse racing track and took a bunch of pictures. We even got busted for trespassing by two old guys on a golf cart!

The building itself is really cool. It opened around 1960 and was run by The Mob...it stayed open for 2 seasons and was shut down because they couldn't afford to keep it open. The freeway (the I-10) was not built yet, so there wasn't a lot of traffic that far west. They ended up finding a lot of asbestos in the grandstands, so they never re-opened it.

Anyway, there's your history lesson for the day. I will have the rest of the pictures posted in the next couple of days. Have a great week! :)


  1. Maureen...have you happened to watch the movie that was filmed there?!?!? I see it everynow and again on tv...they blow it up. I will have to get the movie title for you! :) This is a really neat picture.

  2. I haven't! I knew they filmed something there and blew it up, but I never knew what the movie was called. Let me know when you figure it out! :)