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Saratoga meet judged a rousing success

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Saratoga meet judged a rousing success

The meet as a whole was an overwhelming success in the estimation of New York Racing Association President and CEO Chris Kay.

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Box seats the Saratoga place to be

Boxes at Saratoga Race Course total 1,789 seats and are highly coveted by businesses, horsemen and racing aficionados.

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The season ends today at Saratoga Race Course

Pack up. Go home. Go back to work or school. Everyone else is.

One man's thirst led to downtown Saratoga revival

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One man's thirst led to downtown Saratoga revival

What a group of friends didn’t realize when they took over a dingy bar with no name was their business venture would transform Caroline Street’s makeup from a grungy side street into a bustling commercial corridor some consider the Spa City’s Bourbon Street.

Saratoga track exhibit teaches horse sense

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Saratoga track exhibit teaches horse sense

Spending time with horses is exactly what Saratoga Race Course’s Horse Sense exhibit lets you do.

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No-nonsense Aldean tops ‘bro-country’ bill at SPAC

Friday night saw two of the “bro-country” phenomenon’s biggest acts — Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line — draw a huge crowd to the venue on the last weekend of its pop concert season.

At the ’09 Woodward, Rachel certainly was Alexandra the Great

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At the ’09 Woodward, Rachel certainly was Alexandra the Great

The crowd noise at Saratoga Race Course built as it normally did, but it sounded different that first September Saturday afternoon five years ago.

Last call for horse racing announcer Tom Durkin

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Last call for horse racing announcer Tom Durkin

It's last call for Tom Durkin.

Sand sculptor’s work takes patience, eye for shapes

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Sand sculptor’s work takes patience, eye for shapes

Amsterdam resident Phil Singer has been creating sand sculptures professionally for about five years.

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Taking home pieces of Saratoga

Back home in Westchester County, Aileen Ryan has a trove of Saratoga Race Course souvenirs collected over 15 or so years, each a reminder of an annual trip up the Thruway and Northway.

Hop on a trolley to take in Saratoga during the summer

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Hop on a trolley to take in Saratoga during the summer

“This is a very nice area,” Valentin Schwaegerl said as he took in the sights along Broadway from a seat on the Saratoga Springs Summer Trolley.

Travers Day a party like no other

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Travers Day a party like no other

Ants, gray, cloudy skies and a little summer humidity could not dampen the enthusiasm for 46,557 who showed up at the Capital Region’s largest outdoor summer party of the year.

Travers Day: Upset at the wire

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Travers Day: Upset at the wire

V.E. Day, going off at 19-1, stormed down the stretch to nose out Wicked Strong at the wire and win the 145th running of the Travers Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. Both horses were trained by Jimmy Jerkins.

Travers weekend time for Saratoga Springs to shine

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Travers weekend time for Saratoga Springs to shine

Sometimes called the fourth leg of the Triple Crown, the Travers brings 40,000 to 60,000 people to the city. Many consider it the pinnacle of the racing season and a point where the action in the Spa City’s downtown reaches a fever pitch.

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Travers tops among local sporting events

There are sporting events held annually in the Capital Region that warrant yearly attention for all their import, popularity, history … or all of the above. Then there is the Travers Stakes.

Familiar melody brings thoughts of summer, track

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Familiar melody brings thoughts of summer, track

The familiar “Sar-a-tog-a!” jingle has been used at the race track and in radio and television commercials for several years.

Lots of horsing around in local art galleries

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Lots of horsing around in local art galleries

If you are hunting for that perfect equine painting or print for your home or office, it’s a good bet you can find it here.

Oklahoma track the morning place to be

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Oklahoma track the morning place to be

For some people, morning sun is best in Saratoga Springs.

New fitness movement brings together SUP, yoga

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New fitness movement brings together SUP, yoga

Only recently has stand up paddling joined hands with yoga, giving way to a new fitness movement both rejuvenating and challenging.

Clifton Park family raises money to fight son’s rare disease

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Clifton Park family raises money to fight son’s rare disease

Afflicted with Niemann-Pick disease Type C, Jay Patrick “JP” Honsinger is undergoing a drug treatment at the Albany Medical Center Hospital under the compassionate use protocol.

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