This is a picture of the stadium, or whatever you call it, where the people sit to watch the races. Behind the glass is a fancy restaurant. That would be the place to watch from in the winter. Our box was in front of the glass--it was a good day to be outside. On the right are the three-dollar seats. You can see that there was hardly anyone there--perhaps because of competition from the County Fair next door. This race track will close next year--it occupies a huge piece of valuable real estate near San Francisco, and will be more profitable used in some other way. The track gets to keep about 6% of the bets, and there were 25 to 75 thousand dollars bet on each of nine races that day. Much of the money is bet electronically by people who are not present.

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