Horseracing at its finest

The Triple Crown gets all the pub. But nothing beats Saratoga in August.

Updated: August 10, 2011, 8:33 PM ET
By Kenny Mayne | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the Aug. 22, 2011 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

The last fight I remember getting into was in seventh grade. Dennis Doran and I were below-average basketball players, and we were scrapping at the gym in order to make our mark in a pickup game. Things escalated from there. It wasn't much of a fight, something just short of when relief pitchers jog to the mound from the bullpen and pretend to join a brawl. But still.

So nearly 40 years later, ...

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