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Dr. William 'Doc' Sanders believes the horse-racing track should be valued
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, After each race, the jockeys and their saddles are weighed, making sure there isn't a large weight difference from prior to the race.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Horses make their way down the final stretch during a race at Rillito Racetrack last Saturday. This weekend conclude the 2010 racing season.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, After the horses are shown, the jockeys mount them and make their way out onto the racetrack at the Rillito Racetrack last Saturday.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Dr. William Sanders gets a tranquilizer out of the back of his truck to keep a pony from becoming too excited.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Jockeys wait for the horses to be shown prior to a race Saturday afternoon. This weekend will be the last horse racing in Tucson for the season.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Horses make the final turn during a race at the Rillito Racetrack last Saturday afternoon. Every Saturday and Sunday during the season nine races, varying in length and types of horse, begin at 1 p.m. This is the last weekend the horses will be in town.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, William Sanders, the head veterinarian at the Rillito Racetrack, makes his rounds to the 35 horses that receive a shot of Lasix about four hours prior to their races.
Horses make their way down the final stretch during a race at Rillito Racetrack.