If you travel north on the NY thruway, up past Albany, you will come to Exit 14 (Saratoga Springs). You’ll keep right and merge onto NY Route 9P (Union Avenue).
You’ll hang a left at the end of the off ramp and follow Union ave. west and in a matter of just a few minutes you’ll be transported back a 100 years as enter into the sleepy little Adirondack hamlet of Saratoga Springs where from this Friday, July 18th until Labor Day of this year, you can find some of the best thoroughbred racing that can be found anywhere in the world right here at Saratoga Racecourse, as it opens up for its 151 season of top-rated horse racing action!
The big opening weekend races will be Saturday’s Diana S. (G1), $500,000, 3&up f/m, 9f and the Sanford S. (G3), $150,000, 2yo, 6f and on Sunday look for the GI Coaching Club American Oaks , $300,000, 3yo f, 9f.
So, for all you long shot artists out there the “Graveyard of Favorites” will be open for business again this Friday as Saratoga Racecourse fires up another great summer season of top-flight thoroughbred action for you!
… and they’re off!