"Shoe and Brew" Half empty or half full?  How do you see it?  It wasn’t until after this piece was finished that I saw a metaphor for the annual Saratoga summer meet.  Those of us that love the track and the good times associated with it can’t wait for the season to begin but at the close of each day’s races, we know we are inching nearer to its bittersweet end.

"Shoe and Brew" Half empty or half full? How do you see it? It wasn’t until after this piece was finished that I saw a metaphor for the annual Saratoga summer meet. Those of us that love the track and the good times associated with it can’t wait for the season to begin but at the close of each day’s races, we know we are inching nearer to its bittersweet end.

"A Saratoga Shoe In" The title of this piece is really two-fold. It describes this Saratoga Brew Pub that garners a strong following as one of the truly “must visit” establishments in town. On a second level the location off Broadway is well “shoed-in” back between buildings and easy to miss if you are not looking for it. As a friend and valued mentor of mine likes to say in closing, “Cheers”.

"A Saratoga Shoe In" The title of this piece is really two-fold. It describes this Saratoga Brew Pub that garners a strong following as one of the truly “must visit” establishments in town. On a second level the location off Broadway is well “shoed-in” back between buildings and easy to miss if you are not looking for it. As a friend and valued mentor of mine likes to say in closing, “Cheers”.

"Blue and Shoe" This image gives a nod to Saratoga’s most famous claims of fame as a city of "Health, History, Horses" prominently seen on plagues around the town.  These historic connections that have brought visitors to the region for more than 150 years are linked closely in a simple arrangement of color and form.

"Blue and Shoe" This image gives a nod to Saratoga’s most famous claims of fame as a city of "Health, History, Horses" prominently seen on plagues around the town. These historic connections that have brought visitors to the region for more than 150 years are linked closely in a simple arrangement of color and form.

For the most avid of Saratoga fans what’s better than an afternoon at the Spa’s backyard with a copy of the Daily Racing Form, the track program and a couple of “Buds” with some friends?    An image bonus...American Pharoah on the DRF Program!

For the most avid of Saratoga fans what’s better than an afternoon at the Spa’s backyard with a copy of the Daily Racing Form, the track program and a couple of “Buds” with some friends? An image bonus...American Pharoah on the DRF Program!

"In The Irons - 2" With all of the excitement and activity that surrounds the Saratoga Race Course during the summer meet, it’s easy to over look some of the beautiful ironwork that subtly embellishes the outside of the clubhouse design. Installed as part of racetrack renovations in 1937, this distinctive iron art and architecture serve as added reminders of the distinctive character and charm of the Saratoga mystique.

"In The Irons - 2" With all of the excitement and activity that surrounds the Saratoga Race Course during the summer meet, it’s easy to over look some of the beautiful ironwork that subtly embellishes the outside of the clubhouse design. Installed as part of racetrack renovations in 1937, this distinctive iron art and architecture serve as added reminders of the distinctive character and charm of the Saratoga mystique.

"Saratoga Strings" They don't call Saratoga, "the summer place to be" for nothing! The picnic area is always bustling with activity and the sounds of jazz, rag and swing that greets visitors as they enter the main gate seems to put a bit of spring into everyone's step as they wander by.  Not to mention all the great equine art that provides a feast for the eyes!

"Saratoga Strings" They don't call Saratoga, "the summer place to be" for nothing! The picnic area is always bustling with activity and the sounds of jazz, rag and swing that greets visitors as they enter the main gate seems to put a bit of spring into everyone's step as they wander by. Not to mention all the great equine art that provides a feast for the eyes!

After 37 years, and 14 attempts, American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza bask in the glow of victory after winning the Triple Crown at Belmont Race Track in 2015.  Many older racing fans thought they might never again see that amazing feat in their lifetime.  On a personal level, those 37 years since 1978 are bookended by my wedding and that of my youngest son’s wedding in August of 2015

After 37 years, and 14 attempts, American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza bask in the glow of victory after winning the Triple Crown at Belmont Race Track in 2015. Many older racing fans thought they might never again see that amazing feat in their lifetime. On a personal level, those 37 years since 1978 are bookended by my wedding and that of my youngest son’s wedding in August of 2015

"Day at the Spa" On a picture perfect afternoon in Saratoga Springs, the track is fast, and the turf is good.  Anticipation is high and the stage is for a set for another stellar day of racing at the oldest sporting venue in the United States.  Considered by many as one of the most picturesque racecourses in the world, “the Spa” is a captivating haven for casual fans and dedicated horseplayers alike to enjoy the many charms of this little piece of heaven on earth.

"Day at the Spa" On a picture perfect afternoon in Saratoga Springs, the track is fast, and the turf is good. Anticipation is high and the stage is for a set for another stellar day of racing at the oldest sporting venue in the United States. Considered by many as one of the most picturesque racecourses in the world, “the Spa” is a captivating haven for casual fans and dedicated horseplayers alike to enjoy the many charms of this little piece of heaven on earth.

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