It is so good to be back for my 37th summer here at Saratoga Race Course.  Opening Day on Thursday was terrific and NYRA did a phenomenal job moving the race times up and all 10 races got in just before the storms hit Saratoga Springs.  I along with many others have my NYRA Bets app downloaded and am ready for another awesome summer here as there is nothing quite like Saratoga.  Below is my quick take on this as seen in the Times Union:

The Saratoga racing season opens on Thursday, and there is nothing better than the 40 days of racing at the Spa. And I can help but look ahead to the Travers Stakes August 26th when all three winners of the Triple Crown Series could be on the track. The three-year-old division is wide open and Mage, National Treasurer, and Arcangelo all have something to prove after their wins in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes. And the jockey title might be the best race of them all, but it all starts with the Ortiz brothers Irad and Jose. Want to win some money this summer, those two jockeys will win their fair share of races.

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I hope everyone can come up to Saratoga this summer and enjoy the festivities as it truly something that you can enjoy in so many different ways whether you like horse racing or not.  Summer begins and ends with Saratoga so here's to another awesome summer in 2023.

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