Saturday, September 12, 2009
On the north side of Ocala, is a large horse training facility with stables, various other buildings, and a track.
In front of the track there is a monument featuring the bust of a gentleman and his horse. I would guess both are important in terms of horse racing but I don't know their names. It wasn't until I had walked around the area for a bit, that Lois Anne pointed out that the brick enclosing the statuary is in the form of a horseshoe, which is, naturally, quite appropriate!
The entire property, however, is going to seed. It is up for sale and there does not appear to be any substantial activity in terms of training or racing at the moment.
"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson