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Saratoga with a New Race Fan

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During Breakfast at the Track, the Saratoga winner's circle is empty/Photo by Rhonda Lane
During Breakfast at the Track, the Saratoga winner's circle is empty/Photo by Rhonda Lane

Before we went to Saratoga, my friend Sheryl had never attended a horse race. She’s from Connecticut and rode hunter-jumpers for a while. She’d been to Saratoga for concerts, but not for the racing. She has seen “Jockeys” on Animal Planet.

I grew up in northern Kentucky and had been to both Latonia and River Downs several times each by the time I was 10. Since moving to Connecticut, I’ve attended two Kentucky Derbies, one Preakness Stakes and a Marlboro Cup (now known as the Jockey Club Gold Cup). I had never been to Saratoga, except to drive through it on the way to Montreal.

As an enthusiastic race fan, I wanted to be sure that she got a good taste of a great day at the track.

So. come on along with us.