The man affectionately known at Saratoga Race Course as Sam the Bugler was missing from the biggest day of the summer meet following an early Saturday morning arrest on drunken-driving charges.
Saratoga Springs police stopped Samuel L. Grossman, 48, of Suffolk County, around 1:30 a.m. on Ballston Avenue, according to police. He was arrested on charges that included driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and two violations, including failure to keep right and speeding.
Grossman has been working at Saratoga Race Course for about 20 years and has become easily recognizable in his red jacket, long-sleeved white shirt and white pants tucked into brown boots. He is also the bugler at Belmont Park and Aqueduct Race Track.