A big sign at the entrance to Parx Racing on Saturday directed the owners of stakes runners to a dedicated dining area on one of the upper floors of the clubhouse, a special hospitality area for the people who had brought their horses to run on the track’s biggest day of racing.
Barely an hour before post time for the $1 million, Grade 1 Cotillion, Carolyn Gray, owner/breeder with her husband Fletcher of favored I’m a Chatterbox, was surprised to learn about it.
“I had no idea,” she said, standing on the apron near the paddock. “We got here, grabbed a hot dog, and have just been wandering around.”
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