The day is here! I awoke with an excitement that only comes once a year, however this year’s Opening Day is even more special than most.
This is the year that NYRA is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Saratoga! The fans are excited, the trainers are pumped, and the town looks great. Saratoga year in and year out has the best racing in the Country. This year is no different culminating with the Midsummer’s Derby: the Traver’s Stakes. This years Travers is building up to be a rematch of each of the winners of the Triple Crown races which will make for a thrilling day.
Personally, today is a great day. It is a day of renewing friendships It is a day of reestablishing connections. For me, albeit some may say its heresy, its about the people more than the gambling. I am excited to see friends, old and new. I am excited to watch great racing and I am exited to be in my favorite racing spot.
Sports Illustrated had it spot on naming Saratoga as one of the 10 top sporting places if you haven’t come, you should and I’d he happy to show you around!