What I didn’t realize is how much there is to take-in when you visit the track. This SwitchBoard video is a crash course in how to observe horses (and their human entourage) in the parade ring. Our animator used simple, elegant black line drawings of horses to illustrate the basics of what to look for before a race. Very enlightening.
Take a gander or maybe I should say “gallop”, learn the basics and enjoy a trip to the track.