SETTING THESAURUS

RACE TRACK (HORSES)



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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
An oval-shaped dirt track surrounded by a fence
Flags flapping in the breeze
Ads attached to the track rail
Striped poles at measured intervals around the track
Floodlights for night races
A grassy infield
Numbered starting gates
A JumboTron
Rows of benches in the apron area
Picnic table seating
Tiered grandstand seating for those wishing to sit outside for the race
Racehorses wearing saddle cloths and saddles
Jockeys wearing colorful silks and helmets
An electronic board that displays odds
The backstretch area (stables, dormitories, paddocks, a kitchen and recreational area for stable workers)
A clearly marked finish line
Water trucks and graders prepping the track before a race
Dirt flying up from a running horse’s hooves
Spectators fanning themselves with programs
Walls of glass that overlook the racetrack
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