No shortage of racing memories have been made at the track they call Old Hilltop. That hill in the infield isn’t around anymore, but there are plenty of people at Pimlico this weekend whose memories of the track and the race go back decades, and who were happy to talk to us about their memorable days here, in their own words.
Jim McCue, Pimlico track photographer.
I’ve been the track photographer for 44 years; my partner Jerry, who I worked with for 32 years, passed away eight years ago. He was the greatest; he taught me everything about the game.
Before that I was a US Army photographer, but Jerry knew me from the races. My parents owned some horses, not a lot, just for fun, and we always used to come. I’d skip high school and come down here, and to Laurel and Bowie.
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