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The Drought is Over!

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Slideshow, Track 2015 | Comments Off

The Drought is Over!

Remarkable wasn’t enough. Not even close. It took something truly extraordinary to match or possibly even to trump American Pharoah’s triumph in the Belmont Stakes that completed his sweep of the Triple Crown. With American Pharoah and jockey Victor Espinoza providing the spark—and the outcome clear from the top of the stretch—the crowd at Belmont Park took over and delivered an explosive, joyous reaction to a historic moment in America’s oldest sport. One great performance, spread over five weeks at three racetracks by a very fast, mighty sweet bay colt with a misspelled name,...

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Track Eats

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Track Eats

Don’t get bailed up this racing season! There’s always a clear path to the finish line when it comes to culinary delights here in Saratoga. I have eaten my way halfway around the world, and I am here to tell you that Saratoga offers something for every palate and pocketbook. During track season, what should you have for dinner? As the popular stand-up one-liner goes, the answer is reservations. But good eating starts first thing and lasts all day, so let’s prevent even the thought of a grumbling stomach or hungry headache on any given day at the “Spaaaaaa.” Breakfast at the track is...

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Greg Montgomery

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Greg Montgomery

During the mid-1980s, while studying serigraphy at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, artist Greg Montgomery kept hearing people talk in reverential tones about some horse race called the Travers that was supposedly a big deal in fabled Saratoga each summer. “I really didn’t know much about horse racing at the time, and I certainly didn’t know anything about the Travers Stakes,” says Montgomery, a native of Washington, D.C. “I thought to myself that if this was such an important event, which I soon came to realize it was, that it should have some sort of signature piece of art to...

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The 2015 Social Calendar + Saratoga Race Course Events

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The 2015 Social Calendar + Saratoga Race Course Events

Summer is the busiest time of year for Saratoga social life—the warmest months of the year are packed with glowing social events and glamorous benefits to support the region’s non-profits. From traditional galas like the National Museum of Racing’s Annual Museum Ball on Aug. 14 to newer favorites like Saratoga Bridges’ Hay, Oats & Spaghetti on July 27, there’s something to fit everyone’s style and charity of choice. The social season kicks into high gear at the track on Opening Day, July 24, when Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson hold their annual luncheon. The evening...

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Fall Essentials

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Fall 2014, General, Slideshow | Comments Off

Fall Essentials

From ghost tours to fall festivals, don’t miss these exciting events happening in and around Saratoga Springs this fall. Ride the Rails to North Creek The town of North Creek will be bustling on the weekend of October 11 and 12 with the Gore Mountain Harvest Fest and the North Creek Fall Festival. Both are free to the public and will include food, music and shopping. Gore Mountain activities include gondola rides, downhill mountain biking, a climbing wall and much more. Festivities run from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. After getting your fill of the mountain life, stroll along...

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On the Edge of Innovation

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Fall 2014, Slideshow | Comments Off

On the Edge of Innovation

Discovery Degree students from Russell Sage College study the ecology of the Hudson River at Dennings Point in Beacon. Michael J. Hickey, executive director of Siena College’s Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, reviews a student’s work. Ashley Johnston and the adjustable limb she created with the help of Union College’s Objet500 Connex Multi- Material 3D printer. Dr. John Rieffel with Union College’s Objet500 Connex Multi-Material 3D printer, which was purchased with a National Science Foundation grant. Photo by Matt Milless,...

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