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Grove City, Ohio: Horses at the Starting Gate

Artfully layered metal sculpture depicts horses bolting from a starting gate on the site of a former racetrack.

Columbus St., Grove City, OH
Northwest of downtown. From US-62/Broadway turn west at the stoplight onto Columbus St. Drive west a half-mile to the traffic circle. You'll see the sculpture on the left.
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Beulah Park sculpture.

Horses at the Starting Gate

An interesting outdoor sculpture was dedicated on September 17, 2021. It's titled "And They're Off" and is on the former site of Beulah Park, Ohio's first thoroughbred racetrack, which was open from 1923 to 2014. The track was demolished in 2018 and the property is now condos and houses. The sculpture, which depicts horses leaving a starting gate, was created by local artist Craig Murdick, who's also involved in the design and construction of many of the buildings now occupying the site. The horses are a little larger than life, and the entire sculpture is about 20 feet tall, weighs about six tons, and contains over 150 pieces of steel.

[signmanjoe, 01/13/2022]

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