09/10/2010 2:49PM

Calder: Business as usual despite lightning all around


Hard to believe they are sending riders, pony people and gate crew out onto the track for the seventh race with lightning flashing all around this place.  I remember speaking with one rider, who wished to be named anonymous, several years ago about this situation and he admitted to be scared out of his wits to ride under these conditions but said like most of his colleagues he was afraid to say anything and make waves.  Hopefully everyone will get home safely.