The immaculate racetracks of Naples loomed like coliseums in the mind of Marco Casino.
“I was fascinated by the structure of them at first, buy cialis ” said Mr. Casino, store 27, discount who grew up 25 miles south in Campania, Italy. He made frequent trips to Naples to capture what would be his first photographs: bulky complexes, sprawling grounds — and a noticeable lack of fans.
“But even then, there were issues,” said Mr. Casino, always curious as to why these aesthetically imposing structures commanded attention but not race fans.
There may be big hype here for California Chrome’s run for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, but horse racing — a heralded sport that dates to the Roman era — has taken a nose dive in Italy. Over the past decade, many of the more than 40 racetracks in the country have closed for good, taking with them more than 50,000 jobs.
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