Gazette columnist Carl Strock sent the final day of the 2011 thoroughbred racing season at Saratoga Race Course on Labor Day.
The last day of the Saratoga meet was a muddy one.
Camille Grec tended to the selling of cigars hand-rolled in Albany.
Rose Germain is one of those who sees to keeping the grounds tidy.
Cash is readily available – you can bet on it.
An usher kept a raincoat at the ready.
A customer at the track is never far from video screens.
Jockey statues commemorate winners of the past.