Runaway Photo: Winning Never Looked So Good! – Saratoga, New York

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Runaway Photo: Winning Never Looked So Good! – Saratoga, New York

 

August 11, 2011.
I came home – hotel, in this case – a little bit richer.

The secret? Saratoga Race Track! Just like they say, “Winning Never Looked So Good!”

 

You can find Saratoga, New York, a charming little town 40 miles north from Albany. The most walkable city, pet friendly, historic architecture, Saratoga Springs… there are lots of characteristics to describe Saratoga, but you cannot leave out the horse race.

We spent one short afternoon at Saratoga Race Track since we were there and it is one of the experiences that we don’t normally do everyday.

 

Saratoga race track is different than I thought it would be. It was clean, family friendly, easy to use and upscale. Cigar in one hand, racing program in the other and fancy clothes with a fancy hat. You can even bet from where you sit.

Anyway, long story short, we watched 5 games and bet 4 games and guess what?! We won every single race! It was uncanny. We spent $15 each, and won back almost $40. The betting strategy was ‘rooting for underdogs’. And underdogs were fantastic that day. My ‘Impetuous Spirit’ brought me money! We celebrated with filling up the gas tank from that money. Perfect way to celebrate!

Thanks to our friend at the track who was kindly explaining the rules and strategies. Hope you won with your exacta bet!

 

Here are scenes from Saratoga Race Track.
Saratoga springs horse racing track

Saratoga springs horse racing track

Saratoga springs horse racing track

Saratoga springs horse racing track

Saratoga springs horse racing track

Saratoga springs horse racing track

Saratoga springs horse racing track

Saratoga springs horse racing track

Saratoga springs horse racing track

Saratoga springs horse racing track

Saratoga Springs Horse racing

Saratoga springs horse racing track

Saratoga springs horse racing track

Saratoga springs horse racing track

Saratoga springs horse racing track

*Special thanks to Albany Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce.

 

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Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .

12 Comments

  1. Leslie says:

    Looks like you experienced a slice of Americana 🙂

  2. George says:

    Looks like you have spent really great time there.The pictures are really awesome.

  3. Ashley says:

    I always like going to the horse races and winning is the best part! They closed the one by me about a year or so ago, but they use to have dollar days – $1 hot dog, beers and bets. So much fun!

  4. Congrats on winning! You’ve really captured the details of this event well – love the DOF & bokeh of certain shots.

    • Juno says:

      Yeah! It was not that much of money but it felt really great! I now know why people love gambling… should be careful! Thanks Samuel! 🙂

  5. ciki says:

    Great shots woman – so, how much did you win? haha

  6. Sarah Wu says:

    Beautiful photos, that’s where my father lived by. 🙂 If I knew you were going there I would give you the resturant he works at and you can try his cooking skills haha

  7. Maria says:

    Just returned from Saratoga Springs–such a lovely town! Seems like you had quite the experience!

  8. […] historic landmarks, the Hudson River, and the State Capitol Building. It is also close to the horse track in Saratoga, […]

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