Opening Day weekend was an all around success for NYRA and the fans who came out to the Spa. Credit goes to NYRA for not panicking and going forward with Opening Day despite the heat. Yes, it was hot, but not as hot as the cancelled day in '06. 25,155 fans agreed and showed up for Opening Day. Strong crowds and handle followed on Saturday and Sunday and with 37 days to go, the meet is off and running strong. Here's some photos I took this weekend at the Spa with my thoughts:
A photo of the new video screen as seen from Section C of the Clubhouse (no more light bulbs)
A look at "A Taste of Saratoga" featuring food from 4 local Restaurants
The backyard and Paddock Fencing is now wood, changed from the tacky vinyl of old.
The Post Bar just outside the Paddock, now in its 2nd year, but feels like it has been here along, like a trusted friend.
Offspring of Yours Truly, enjoying Shake Shack Shakes from the Yummy Shake Shack