Taking in the ponies at Grand Island’s Fonner Park

Nebraska was once a major player in live horse racing. The track season would rotate between 5-6 tracks around the state. However, other gaming and entertainment ventures came along and put a huge dent in the industry. Eventually, some tracks faded into memory – Aksarben in Omaha and Atokad in South Sioux City were among […]

And they’re off! Omaha’s Horseman’s Park

I am far from a horse racing officiado. In fact, it is a sport in which I know very little of – other than enjoying watching the ponies run. Wagering is a huge part of the game, and I know nothing of how to pick a winner. I have bet on a race once, in […]

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