Saratoga (Without the) Race Track

Saratoga Springs, New York and the Saratoga Race Course are inextricably linked, and have established the identity of the city. Track season, which begins in July and ends in August, is a way of life in Saratoga. It attracts more than a million visitors annually, and is enough to sustain excitement and the local economy year-round. It doesn’t seem feasible that one could survive without the other, yet during a time of increased call to activism, there does seem to be a shelf life on horse racing.