By the time the gates fly open for the first race today at 1 p.m., tens of thousands of words will have been written about this summer’s Saratoga meeting.
They will have appeared in turf publications, in newspapers, and in magazines. Races will have been handicapped, predictions will have been made, visitors’ guides will have been published, profiles will have been compiled.
It won’t all have been positive: there will have been complaints about the length of the meet, the quality of the racing, the historic hyperbole, the crowds, the traffic, the prices.
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