Saratoga Springs Racing Season Opens Today

Photo Joanne Piterniak    

Photo Joanne Piterniak


Today is the opening day of the Summer Racing season at Saratoga. What's special about 2013 is the track celebrates its 150th year.

Today is the the first day of a 40 day racing carnival, with the highlight of the season being all three Triple Crown winners in Orb (Kentucky Derby), Oxbow (Preakness) and Palace Malice (Belmont) squaring off in Saratoga on August. 24, in the Travers Stakes.

So -- are you a Saratoga veteran or have a curiosity about what it's like to attend a race  -- but just might be a tad intimidated?

Well, we can tell you its so much more than watching horses gallop around a track, as we learned from Schroonlaker Joanne Piterniak, who loves horses about the same as she loves Schroon. Joanne has authored what we are describing as the "ULTIMATE INSIDERS GUIDE TO SARATOGA". It's a beautifully written piece, packed with terrific tips and advice that both veterans and newbies will treasure. READ ON in our TRIPS section.