06/19/2011 3:59PM

Arlington: Roughly 30,000 on hand for Father's Day card


Sunday conditions at Arlington? Hot, humid -- and crowded. Packed grandstands are rare these days, but the summer holidays draw the fans here at AP. Per capita handle won't be that high (those 2,500 4-year-olds at the petting zoo and pony rides are notoriously stingy), but so many bodies creating such a din when the horses come into the homestretch provides a welcome buzz for the senses. Walked around the entire plant a little while ago, and besides a couple people grousing over admission prices, fans seemed happy enough.