Scrapbook 1991: Scenes from Saratoga Race Course 31 years ago (13 photos)

Victory is celebrated in the winner's circle at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, July 24, 1991.
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Victory is celebrated in the winner's circle at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, July 24, 1991.

SARATOGA SPRINGS Our scrapbook today takes a look around Saratoga Race Course July 24, 1991, nearly 31 years ago.

This year’s 40-day Saratoga meet is set to begin Thursday and run through Labor Day.

Gazette file photos by Sid Brown.

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The grass is still in place — and plenty of space is available — in the “back yard” picnic area at Saratoga Race Course during the opening day festivities in 1991. Thirty-one years later, all available space in the picnic section is quickly claimed.

 

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A good-time clown looks for a good-time horse at Saratoga on July 24, 1991.

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Dad makes sure his kids are part of the Pepsi Generation at Saratoga Race Course on July 24, 1991.

 

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Victory is celebrated in the winner’s circle at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, July 24, 1991.

 

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An experienced horse player shows a young friend the sights and sounds of Saratoga Race Course on July 24, 1991.

 

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A handler leads horse and jockey to the winner’s circle during the first day of Saratoga Race Track’s summer session on July 24, 1991.

 

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Three young women celebrate summer at Saratoga Race Course during the track’s opening day on Wednesday, July 24, 1991. The five-week meet was the first extended session in Saratoga, which had traditionally hosted only a four-week gathering.

 

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Buttons the Clown makes the scene during 1991’s opener at Saratoga Race Course.

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A baby is in the parental saddle at Saratoga on July 24, 1991.

 

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People look for their horse during a televised race at Saratoga Race Course on July 24, 1991.

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Longtime newspaper racing hanidcapper Marc Cusano offers handicapping guidance to a crowd at Saratoga Race Course on July 24, 1991.

 

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A horse — who has lost his rider — makes a steeplechase leap without extra weight during the opening day card at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, July 24, 1991. A total of 22,293 attended.

 

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Horses at Saratoga Race Course like peppermints; little kids prefer cotton candy.

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