01/11/2012 11:39PM

Hialeah Park (cont.) - a photo album from 2010

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

Photographs from a visit in early 2010...during the inaugural Quarter Horse meet.

Above: Bougainvillea petals scattered on historic steps.

Above:  The gateway to Sunny Jim Lane in background.

Above:  Nashua is one of the many immortal Thoroughbreds to run at Hialeah.  Among his wins was the 1955 Flamingo.  Others on the Flamingo honor roll include Tim Tam, Citation, Bold Ruler, Buckpasser and Northern Dancer....not bad!

Above:  Detail of the Flamingo Fountain.

Above:  Closeup detail of bougainvillea trellis and closed section of the grandstand.  The track suffered significant damage not only due to lack of use, but also due to hurricanes - notably Hurricane Wilma in 2005.  Wilma was the third of three category-5 hurricanes that year.

Above/below:  Does anyone know what this platform/stage was used for?  It is, or was, out behind the Flamingo Fountain.  I love its look, patterns and the color scheme.  I'm picturing bands there, or plays, but I have no idea what it really is/was.

Above:  Just inside the entrance, at left, under the pink awning, the wonderful gift shop beckons....

Above:  Every day during the season, after the fourth race is made official, these wondrous birds take flight to the tune of "Flight of the Flamingos."  Go see it for yourself.  Take in the remarkable history and beauty that abound at Hialeah.  It's worth the trip.

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