Jake Olesiak, Miss Stryker
Jockey Jake Olesiak rides trainer Marvin Johnson’s horse, Miss Stryker, around the main track as the back side of Fonner Park comes to life in preparation for the 2013 racing season. Live racing at Fonner Park begins Feb. 22.
Linda Hoffman organizes hay bags in Barn A as the back side of Fonner Park comes to life in preparation for the 2013 racing season. Hoffman, who has been here since before Thanksgiving, said she likes to let the mares use red bags and the geldings use black bags. “But, it never happens that way when the guys get involved,” said Hoffman.
Cold air turns a horse’s breath to visible vapor as it uses a walker between barns as the back side of Fonner Park comes to life in preparation for the 2013 racing season.
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 12:29 am
Posted on Jan 15, 2013
Horses are arriving at Fonner Park each day as trainers get ready for the 31-day meet that begins on Feb. 22.
Fonner Park racing secretary Doug Schoepf said he expects all the 1,200 stalls on the grounds to be full.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 12:29 am.