Saratoga marks 150 years of thoroughbred racing
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Mineral springs, gambling and horses.
In this world-famous thoroughbred racing hotbed, the four-legged stars who have drawn people here since the bloodiest days of the Civil War actually took third billing coming out of the 19th-century tourism starting gate, trailing the resort spas and the casinos that offered visitors a diversion in between the taking of the waters.
"The waters brought them first, the casinos second and the horse racing third," said Allan ...
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