Charles Cort discusses the BMA's painting, A Race Meeting, Jacksonville, Alabama, at the site of the original racetrack, in his series Home is Where My Horse Is.
Cort lives in South Alabama near Spanish Fort. He is an expert on the history of horseracing in Alabama, having done extensive research on the racetrack depicted in W.S. Hedge's A Race Meeting, Jacksonville, Alabama, which was included in And They're Off, an exhibition on the history of horseracing in Alabama, curated by Cort, which open at the Museum of Mobile in 2008. Cort's interest in horseracing is in the blood: his great-great grandfather was from Kentucky and worked at the Oakland Race Track in Louisville. His great grandfather worked for the Louisville Courier-Journal where he wrote many of the early Kentucky Derby race reports.