"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.

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!

"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!

"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.

Silver Charm won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness stakes in his bid for the Triple Crown; however, he missed the Triple Crown by three quarters of a length at the Belmont Stakes placing second behind Touch Gold

Silver Charm won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness stakes in his bid for the Triple Crown; however, he missed the Triple Crown by three quarters of a length at the Belmont Stakes placing second behind Touch Gold

Afleet Alex falls to knees after being cut in front of by longshot.  Gets back up, wins 2005 Preakness Stakes.  #Likeaboss

Afleet Alex falls to knees after being cut in front of by longshot. Gets back up, wins 2005 Preakness Stakes. #Likeaboss

"In the Irons - 1" 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 - 1" 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.

"Rider Up" Although the call for "riders up" is heard around tracks all across the country, this image of a pensive jockey on the way from the paddock along the shaded walkway to the post parade is distinctly Saratoga.

"Rider Up" Although the call for "riders up" is heard around tracks all across the country, this image of a pensive jockey on the way from the paddock along the shaded walkway to the post parade is distinctly Saratoga.

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