Drape on Saratoga: ‘The People Are as Big a Draw as the Horses’
Many years ago, sports columnist Red Smith was asked, “How does one get to Saratoga Springs?”
Smith responded, “From New York City you drive north for about 175 miles, turn left on Union Avenue and go back 100 years.”
As Saratoga celebrates its 150th anniversary, the New York Times’ Joe Drape writes that a great part of the racetrack’s appeal is not just with the horses, but also in the people that make the pilgrimage to the upstate New York haven.
“Saratoga is a lot more than a horse town,” Drape writes. “That may be what first brought me and countless others here over the past 150 years, but it isn’t what has kept generations coming back. It is the people who have done that.”
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