In time for track season, more horsies. There has been racing in Saratoga since at least 1847, with thoroughbred racing beginning in 1863. This cursory reading of the Saratoga Race Course Wikipedia entry exhausts Hoxsie’s knowledge of, and interest in, the sport of kings. Another early 20th-century postcard from the Boston Public Library’s collection.
It’s Hoxsie’s understanding that some sort of horse racing takes place up in Saratoga Springs most summers. Since Saratoga has become one of those places that’s so crowded that no one goes there anymore, we’re not entirely sure. But if so, this old painted postcard, from the collection of the Boston Public Library, would seem to indicate that horse racing has been going on for some time. This postcard is undated but is likely from the early part of the 20th century.
I’m just going to go ahead and assume that ban passed.
And the State of New York says it’s good for constipation. And who would know better?