The 2022 season racing season at Saratoga is two weeks old.
The Daily Racing Blog would love to report that it’s kicking ass and taking names, but no horse player at this stage of the meet is drinking anyone’s milkshake.
It is the nature of the beast here at America’s track.
There are certain thoroughbred race horses (regardless of their odds) that always battle back. They dig in down the home stretch, and find a reserve of power that propels them across the wire.
The type of animal that continually reminds us of the exhilaration that comes from giving everything, pushing to, and possibly beyond limitation.
These beautiful stallions sate our hunger for something that was once perhaps grand and noble in our lives.
The WHY, in why we love this sport.
And no American racetrack exemplifies this more, while offering a beautiful stage for the majestic animals to showcase their talent(s) than the Racetrack at Saratoga.
The track, as well as the town itself have a sense of place which begets a wonderful nostalgic state of mind.
It’s easy to imagine (at least here) folks in the 19th century sitting on a wrap-around porch on one of the grand Victorian houses sipping on a highball prior to sashaying down Union Avenue to the race course to watch (Binghamton’s own) EXTERMINATOR run.
Saratoga first opened for racing on August 3rd, 1863.
This year marks the 159th year that Saratoga remains The Summer Place To Be.
In case you haven’t noticed, The Spa is near and dear to the Daily Racing Blog, so we’ll continue to write about the track, its history, and this years meet.
So stick around (humidity joke), it’s going to be a great summer.