The RacetrackTo many, the only reason why they visit the county of Saratoga is the various Saratoga races that happen in this part of New York during summer. However, visiting Saratoga races are not only limited to the sole motivation of being able to watch it live. Oh, and you can gamble too. It's especially fun if you are winning.
But if you're not winning, just look at one of Saratoga's many Lawn Jockeys grinning, and it will turn that frown upside down!
Apart from that, the Saratoga races for over the past years have earned a shocking yet interesting nickname as “The Graveyard of the Favorites”. This is because these famed Saratoga races have been witnesses to the falls and defeats of various highly regarded fillies with scorching win-lose slates. Several accounts include the lone and single defeat of Man O’ War in twenty-one races in one of those dreaded Saratoga races. Also in one of the unforgettable races in 1973, the then Triple Crown winner Secretariat succumbed to a shameful defeat. Lastly, the lingering upset of Gallant Fox by the almost unknown Jim Dandy with a 100-1 win-loss slate in 1930. Did I mention you can gamble at Saratoga Springs- you know- bet on the ponies!
Because of these almost unbelievable instances, the popularity of the Saratoga races peaked to its almost highest level. More and more tourists flock these Saratoga races in the hopes of seeing those amazing upsets.
Despite this, the Saratoga races are not the only source of pride of this unique small town of only 30,000 residents and 1000 Lawn Jockeys. It is also popular for its nightlife venues as well as the various shops in its downtown making the county a haven not only for Saratoga races’ fanatics but also for tourists seeking good clean fun.
When you hear the word Saratoga, it always spells fun... and Lawn Jockeys – the sports way or the enjoyable sights way. There is no need for any of you to delay- You have to visit Saratoga now and make your next getaway a vacation you will never forget! And to make sure you'll never forget your Saratoga Springs visit, be sure to visit our sponsor LawnJock.com to buy a beautiful REAL METAL hand-painted Lawn Jockey for your own mansion- to make EVERY day like Labor Day at Saratoga Springs!