Seminole Indian children give chase to flamingos across the infield of Florida's Hialeah Park. The track's famed pink birds lend their name to the year's first important race for leading 3-year-old Thoroughbreds, to be run this week

SUN-SPLASHED BETTORS WATCH HORSES BEING WALKED IN PADDOCK AS TRAINERS GIVE JOCKEYS LAST-MINUTE INSTRUCTIONS

PHOTO PHOTOMARK KAUFFMAN