Archive | August, 2014

The August Place To Be

7 Aug

And that of course is Saratoga Springs, NY. Today it has become more of an annual retreat as opposed to back in the day when the City revolved around 24 days of world-class thoroughbred racing in August.

Racing begins Friday, July 18 and concludes on Labor Day. Tuesdays are dark (no racing, I just shove my money under e locked gate).

One of the biggest attractions to attending the races is the New York Racing Association takes a blind eye to what you bring into the facility in your cooler. Food and ANY beverage is allowed! Just nothing in glass containers. Beer, vodka, wine – all ok. Big savings for a large group.

My favorite post-race place (and there are too many to count) is the Henry Street Tap Room. Top beer menu in town, ever-changing food menu, a staff that seems to enjoy their job make this a best bet.

Another choice is the Horseshoe Bar and Grill. My favorite time to visit isn’t after the races (when they have a country band) but in the morning when the horse workouts have been completed. The Horseshoe serves an awesome breakfast, I’m a fan of their omelets. But it’s their Bloody Mary that will win your heart.

Hope to see you at the track. As Harvey Pack would say, “May the horse be with you!”.

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