A Day At The Spa: Aug. 23, And They Race Horses, Too

While slightly difficult, it is entirely possible to come to Saratoga without watching a horse race. You can come, for instance, to enter the hot dog eating contest – and if you are like Crazy Legs Conti from New York City and can consume 21.5 hot dogs as he did yesterday, you can also win.

This afternoon, you may visit the At The Rail Pavilion, where the ninth annual Saratoga Fashion Show will treat fans of fashion to “fine designs from the area’s best boutiques as runway models feature the latest in design and millenary wear,” and if you buy a ticket your money goes to Ronald McDonald House charities, which makes it all worthwhile.

Downtown later this evening, Doc Scanlon’s Rhythm Boys will be playing swing music on the roof of the Tang Museum. Drink a little, dance a little - the post-race agenda for any true Saratoga fan.

Interested in alcohol? Join a four-hour Battle of the Brews in the picnic area on Friday. Great idea – battle of the brews all afternoon, out to party all night. Maybe not so much, but it’s what the frat boys have in mind, that’s for sure.

Interested in literature? Go to the Harvey Pack book signing in front of the NYRA store on Sunday.

In-between, if you DO happen to be interested in racing, Saturday’s upcoming card is the highlight of the season. Travers (gr. I), King’s Bishop (gr. I), Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. II), Victory Ride (gr. III). Street Sense, Hard Spun, Teuflesberg, Appealing Zophie, Drum Major… great horses, great competition. There’s more than enough excitement to go around.

Week five at Saratoga Race Course… we're winding it up before we wind down.

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