Historic Saratoga Race Track Opens 2019 Race Season On July 11th

Dated: 07/08/2019

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The historic Saratoga race track is worth the scenic 2 ½ hour ride form Nyack. It is a beautiful venue filled with pageantry during the brief racing season. Considered the oldest sporting venue in America, the race track opened in 1863. Originally the racing season was only 4 days. It has now expanded to 40 days ending on Labor Day. The rack holds 50,000 people and is often full during some of the big name races like the Alabama & Travers Stakes. Equally as famous as the racing are the fancy hats women wear to the track. This isa tradition in keeping with the Victorian roots of the track. You really have to see it to believe it, but they are mind blowing at times.

Saratoga Race course has several nicknames includingThe House of UpsetsandThe Graveyard of Champions. I’ll include a few famous loses here.

Man o' Warsuffered his only defeat in twenty-one starts while racing at Saratoga Race Course, losing toUpsetin the 1919 Sanford Stakes;

Gallant Fox, the 1930 Triple Crown winner, was beaten by the 100-1 long shotJim Dandyin the 1930 Travers Stakes;

Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner, was defeated byOnionin the 1973 Whitney Handicap;

American Pharaoh, the 2015 Triple Crown winner and a 1-5 favorite, was upset in the 2015 Travers Stakes byKeen Icefor his second career loss.

Make the trip up before the season is over, you will be glad you did.Image title

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Paul Bambara

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