By John R. Greenwood
|Saratoga Racecourse 2013|
Rail Hanging is child's play. A wide smooth railing is preferable. Curious children are best suited for the sport where joy and wonder are expressed by a pair of swinging feet alternating between right and left. Bright little sneakers with clean white laces showcase the sport at it's finest. Professional Rail Hangers will machine gun random questions to anyone within five feet to either side. "What's the horses name?" or "Can we ride him?" A veteran rail hanger can hang for eternity, causing an overprotective grandparent undue stress and anxiety. Mostly though, rail hanging brings back memories of the farm where you played as a child. The sights and sounds swarm your mind with every swing of the rail hangers feet. A transformation takes place and suddenly you are leaning on the rail, feet planted on the outside, swinging and singing on the inside.