Monday, July 29, 2013
Horse Heaven, so I kept thinking about that as I watched the horses being readied for their races. Smiley gives a good picture of the many facets of thoroughbred racing.
This is the 150th anniversary of horse racing in Saratoga. If you've never been, there are many ways to explore the track. Check out breakfast at the track or just bring your own McMuffin and watch the early morning workouts. You can take a tour of the Oklahoma Training Track and backstretch through the National Museum of Racing. Or just plunk down three bucks and spend a pleasant day among some beautiful animals. And if you decide to take a flutter (make a bet) but are shy about what to do, the friendly guys in the red vests will explain it all to you. You have until September 2, and then it all disappears until next year.