01/11/2012 10:44PM

Hialeah Park (cont.) - 2009, during the track's renovation for reopening

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Hialeah Park photo album: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Below, a variety pack of images of the incredible Hialeah Park from 2009 - during the time period when the historic track was being renovated for reopening.

Above/below:  Citation, looking as good as ever and, below, a flamingo - with spiderwebs - in the Flamingo Fountain. 

Above:  A changes' board in the grandstand, seemingly frozen in time, lists changes at Hialeah and simulcast track Belmont Park on May 22, 2001.  Among the jockey changes were S. Madrid and D. Suckie. That was the last day that Hialeah held Thoroughbred racing.

 

Above:  The Flamingo Fountain, unveiled in 1954, had metal plaques around the base denoting the Flamingo winners.  The spots are still quite visible.

Above:  Sunny Jim Lane, a stunning horse path which used to be the main way from the barn area to the paddock/racetrack.  

Above:  Hialeah's magnificent - and very bizarre-looking - flamingos.

Photographs of Hialeah Park from early 2010, during the racetrack's first season: http://www.drf.com/blogs/hialeah-park-cont-photo-album-2010

Alysse Jacobs' amazing photographs of Hialeah Park during its dormancy, in 2008.  Between the images and the music, this definitely brings tears to my eyes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N87r3XeQDwA

Hialeah Park photo album: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3