If you’re reading this, you have probably spent some time at Saratoga Race Course. And if you’ve spent any time at Saratoga Race Course, you’ve experienced among the best that Thoroughbred racing has to offer. The racing is good, the landscape is beautiful, the history is ubiquitous.
At the end of the meet, many of us head back south to New York City, for the 10 months of racing at Belmont and Aqueduct that offer entirely experiences from what we get here. Not many of the people who populate the grandstand and the clubhouse here day after day make the trip downstate to take in the racing there, though no doubt quite a few partake electronically, on television and online.
But for most of the year, New York’s racetracks sit largely empty, and mostly devoid of the festive atmosphere that infuses a day at Saratoga.
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