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Tartuffe. Falstaff. Chaplin. And Durkin.

A picture might be worth a thousand words, but if those words are coming from Tom Durkin, they command a far higher price. Soporific. Obstreperous. Oracular. The kind of words that used to be called $10 words, SAT words, the kind of words that might get you a bemused look if you use them in…

Racing Figures Share Saratoga Memories

As Saratoga Race Course celebrates its 150th anniversary, racing figures look back on their favorite memories and share what the track and city mean to them. Julie Krone, Hall of Fame jockey Saratoga is not just a race meet, it’s such a mix of people really honoring summertime. You acknowledge that the days are long,…

Not the most fun day at the races today. Humid; rainy; small crowd. Despite a couple of good races and temperatures in the 80’s, it felt like the beginning of the winter racing season, when people go the track simply to bet, not to hang out. The treat of a steeplechase kicked off the day,…