The early start to the Saratoga racing season was a big hit. Attendance was only 4 thousand less than the first four days of last year, which is really remarkable. The early start in Saratoga was far better than what the attendance was at Belmont Park. And in terms of betting, all source handle  was $3million more than was wagered last year from Opening Day through Monday. And everyone gets two consecutive days off. What’s not to like? Enjoy the next 36 days of racing in Saratoga.