Thursday, March 19, 2009
Saratoga Springs, New York: Saratoga Race Track
I'm not sure if Saratoga should have the slogan "Horse racing the way it ought to be" or "Horse racing the way it used to be." Both work.
A trip to the Spa in August is a little like going back more than 100 years. The grounds are filled with families, with vendors giving it a county fair atmosphere. People bring picnic lunches and spend the day. The horses usually are top notch. Horse players get a little teary when discussing the place.