Are you familiar with the horse race tracks that are open now and are easily accessible for local racing fans? The Belterra Resort Racino (old River Downs) is now open for both casino games and live horse racing. It is just East of Coney Island, and everyone says it is a beautiful facility and very accessible. Sally and I have not had a chance to visit this facility yet, but we plan to in the near future.A closer choice is the Indiana Downs track near Shelbyville. It has live racing continuing through October. This race track is again connected to a casino so you can bet on the horses for a while and then play the slots if you are so inclined.Two other tracks are also drivable but just a little farther away. They include the harness racing track at Anderson and the Lebanon, Ohio, racino north of Cincinnati. When these two tracks close down this fall, Turfway Park will again open for live racing. Horse racing fans–enjoy your summer!