There is no glitz or glamour to be found in the day-to-day happenings
of Aqueduct Race Track. On a frigid afternoon in early February,
patrons brace themselves against the winter wind and hurry into the
groaning old facility as snow drifts down from a slate-grey sky. The
first race around 12:30 p.m. is for $15,000 claimers. By 4:30 p.m.,
nine races will be over.