Home For The Holidays: On the Backstretch

They say that there’s no place like home for the holidays, but when you work at the racetrack, going home—wherever that may be—isn’t always an option.  The difficulty of taking time away and of making small paychecks stretch can make this season not quite like the jolly, lavish scenes that we see splashed across televisions and billboards.

But across the Mid-Atlantic, as cold weather settles in and sunlight continues to fade, racetracks, chaplaincies, and horsemen’s associations are hosting and supporting events to bring Christmas cheer to the people who work on the region’s backstretches and local communities.

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