A couple of readers asked for more photos from my adventure with the National Museum of Racing’s Photo Finish tour with Saratoga Special photographer Tod Marks.
As I write this, it’s the day after Saratoga has closed for the season for racing thoroughbreds. Even though New York racing action has moved to Belmont Park for autumn, the Saratoga facility is still open for training until about mid-October. Old Friends Cabin Creek, Bobby Frankel division, out in nearby Greenfield Center is open all year round, especially on Saturdays.
Let’s look at some more photos:
Speaking of backstretch workers, it’s a hard knock life to live in service of the horse. Mary Lou Whitney cancelled her traditional annual Saratoga ball to give aid and entertainment to backstretch workers who make it all happen. They live in housing like this:
The tour shows you sights/sites you won’t see without credentials, like this blacksmith memorial.
You know what? I have more photos. Lots more. Let’s see more next time. What’s more, I haven’t even posted photos from my last trip to Old Friends Cabin Creek in November 2011, let alone from this past visit to Saratoga.
So stay tuned. Lots of fun stuff is coming your way.