Of course, the sport on people’s minds was horse racing, not baseball. Deep, stained wood lined saddling stalls, not a bar. People sat in lawn chairs or at picnic tables, not stools. But, just like a cozy corner watering hole, the apron at Presque Isle Downs was where people went to catch up with friends and see the horses run after work. Whether you’ve been coming for years or for days, everyone knows your name, and they’re glad you came.
And, it’s the best kind of local haunt: close-knit, but excited to welcome new faces.
In my latest piece at Brisnet, read why Presque Isle Downs is the Cheers of racetracks!