Saratoga Springs: Extraordinary Place

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — We’re at the Saratoga Race Course, one of the oldest sports venues in the country. This year, more than a million horse racing fans will come to the track, along with the best horses, trainers and jockeys in the world. 

Saratoga Springs becomes the center of the universe for the horse racing world in August, but it’s about much more than the sport. It’s a spectacle.

“You’ve been to the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, the Belmont. What’s special about Saratoga?” Carrie asked.

“Oh god, you know, Carrie, there’s nothing more special that what you’re seeing here today. This is the ultimate in tradition in horse racing,” horse owner Renee Lane said.

“When you say Saratoga Springs, people just go crazy. It’s just the most majestic racecourse in the world,” horse trainer Jim Bond said.

We’ll tour the track and get an inside look at the place few people outside the horse world get to see. They call it horse church.

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