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Book details city’s horse racing history over 150 years

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Accuracy makes for long titles. That’s what historian Allan Carter and thoroughbred writer Mike Kane discovered when they struggled to name their book about the 150 years since the first thoroughbred racing meet was held in Saratoga Springs on an old trotting track off Union Avenue. Finding something short and snappy that was also technically correct was difficult. They couldn’t reference the 150th anniversary of Saratoga Race Course, because the current track was built the ...

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