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Suff
06-15-2005, 12:00 PM
Here's the Grounds of Saratoga. We have tables in the Festival tent. It is the larger tent directly behind the Clubhouse. Maybe PA can expand the Photo so it is easier to read. Thanks mike

cj
06-15-2005, 03:37 PM
Though it looks far away, it isn't bad, great place to spend the day.

Mike,

Any chance we can get a couple seats in the clubhouse or grandstand each day, or for some of the days, just for guys to share throughout the day? I'll foot the bill, just don't know if they are available.

Suff
06-15-2005, 04:16 PM
Any chance we can get a couple seats in the clubhouse or grandstand each day, or for some of the days,

Like butter.

cj
06-15-2005, 04:22 PM
Cool, let me know what you need, I think guys would like to be able to head over and watch one live now and then from the seats, I know I would not seeing live racing much anymore. Pimlico Thanksgiving weekend wasn't quite the same!

Suff
06-15-2005, 04:44 PM
Cool, let me know what you need, I think guys would like to be able to head over and watch one live now and then from the seats, I know I would not seeing live racing much anymore. Pimlico Thanksgiving weekend wasn't quite the same!


Seats are easy. My seats are section D Row 8.


http://nyra.com/images/SarSeatingSeating2005.pdf

BillW
06-15-2005, 07:09 PM
Let's see how this works ...

Tom
06-15-2005, 07:22 PM
Try this....

BillW
06-15-2005, 07:52 PM
hmmm guess I need to learn the attach procedure. Must have violated a size limit (I blew it up a bit)

Suff
06-15-2005, 08:48 PM
Nice Circles Bill.


Do me a favor if you work on it again. Put circles around where I was standing, and where PA was standing , when I looked him dead in the eye and told him the Sox were rolling over his Yankees on the way to the World Series!


:jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump:

BillW
06-15-2005, 08:55 PM
The monkey did it. I'll bet if you throw him a banana or two, he'll whip out a stick figure rendition for you :)

Bubbles
06-15-2005, 09:12 PM
Wonder if that Yankeehater.com sticker is still up on a post in the tent...

Suff
06-15-2005, 09:19 PM
Wonder if that Yankeehater.com sticker is still up on a post in the tent...

:lol: I was going to say ...Draw circles around those too!! :lol: :lol:

That's a lotta circlin...... :D :D :eek:

Suff
06-15-2005, 10:05 PM
Though it looks far away, it isn't bad, great place to spend the day.
.

I meant to talk to you about this! Not bad? When you came two years ago, you came the last 4 days of the meet. You'll be there Travers Week this year. Different ball game.

I'll explain:

Saratoga seats 18,000. When you put 40,000 a weekday, and 50 & 70 thousand Travers weekend, people are in the trees! People sit in the walkway's on thier coolers.

We sit there, 30 yards from the Paddock, We have a litte buffet going, Beer and Soda on Ice, with fans on us, Laptop's everywhere. We're royalty. Travers weekend , the little plastic chain around the tent is like the GREAT WALL OF CHINA!

We take the Tent over. Ticket Girl? Yea ok, he's with me...thanks. :lol: You know what I mean? We turn the TV's our way, we move our table's together, we rig up the Power (exstention chords and what not). We invite pretty girls in. Oh yeah... We roll! We live like Red State Republicans for a week. We live good. Meanwhile the peasants drool at our comfort beyond the Plastic Chain!

Plus Craig! We're walking there.. ;) :D . We're living right on top of it. We have a LAWN JOCKEY! on the front lawn of our crib! We're strolling down the street to "our tent"!

Great anchor spot to! We get around for sure. But when you have the steady spot...it's pure gold. People come by! A fair amount people come by that just read the board... You'd be surprised. I've probably met 6 or 10 people that never post. Even with the people you plan on meeting, some come 2 days, some 1, some 5. So your same spot makes it all work.

I'm thinking a couple of guys will come by specifically to see you? Your talent has won you a following. I'd be surprised if one or two of your guys did'nt just pop in to say hello. But also writers and other guys come by. Some of the Closer Look writers come by, Seth Morrow from Equidaily stops in, TLG is invited again this year, to stop by and play a couple of races with us. Steve who writes the DERBY TRAIL will be by and He has a concession there , and invited us over for lunch one day. Nice guy, Other people...all kinds.

Plus, the juice I bring to the extracircular activities at the track.


Yea, not bad.

Zaf
06-15-2005, 10:26 PM
I agree with Suff !! Its a great spot. Travers Day was hot , crowded , but we were Kings under the tent !!! Living in total comfort, and when the Thunder Storm erupted after the Travers we were in the best spot in the house, ERRRRRRRR, well at least most of us :lol:

ZAFONIC

cj
06-16-2005, 02:42 AM
I meant no disrespect, poor choice of words. It is a great place, I know that. Still counting the days...

BillW
06-16-2005, 03:12 AM
What is max size for an attached .jpg file???

BillW
06-16-2005, 03:33 AM
Let's see if this works (29.6k) TADA! :jump:

Suff
06-16-2005, 09:16 AM
I meant no disrespect, poor choice of words. It is a great place, I know that. Still counting the days...

nooo.. come on. I'm just f'ng around. I didn't take it disrespetfully at all...

It is getting close.... You say your counting the days? Wait until you see how tough it is once the meet starts in 6 weeks!! :jump: You'll want to be there so bad, it hurts.

Saratoga is the place. Taking nothing away from other meets, or events,
Keeneland has its Purses, & great races. Breeders Cup is Breeders cup, Triple Crown is Triple crown & Del-Mar is Del-mar. Saratoga is the All-Star game. No getting around that. It is the Premier meet in America, perhaps the world. There is a three day period when we are there, when they rattle off 11 graded races, including 7 Grade 1's.

We'll have a great time and put a nice chapter in our book of life. :ThmbUp:

justin
06-16-2005, 09:33 AM
Glad to finally be able to make the trip this year. A big thanks to Suff for putting this thing on. August can't come soon enough!

Valuist
06-16-2005, 09:49 AM
What days in August does this take place?

BillW
06-16-2005, 10:00 AM
Wed. thru Tues. around the Travers. (24th thru 30th)

Valuist
06-16-2005, 10:16 AM
Thanks

Red Knave
06-16-2005, 11:15 AM
... and watch one live now and then from the seats
Here's a story.
Two years ago, my first trip, Tom and Dave S. decide to go to the grandstand for a bowl of chowder. I'm not in-the-know about this but I want to get the full Toga experience so I tag along while they chit chat about this and that. The chowder place is on the far side of the grandstand so you can look out a big door and see the apron and the outside rail etc. Tom looks out and says "Wow. They got live racing here?". Cracked me up.
The chowder was good too.
:)

chrisg
06-16-2005, 07:26 PM
We invite pretty girls in. Oh yeah... We roll! We live like Red State Republicans for a week. We live good. Meanwhile the peasants drool at our comfort beyond the Plastic Chain!



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D

Storm Cadet
06-16-2005, 08:27 PM
BillW and the boys,

I'm starting to squirrel away things for our Toga time...computer paper, ink, stapler, the heavy duty power strip Bill and I bought last year, stuff to keep the binocs clean, going to bring lots of paper gatorade and NCAA cups for the tent, digital camera to catch Bubbles when he hits the BIG ONE this year :eek: ...Suff you still have the Gatorade ice chest???? or should I borrow another from St Johns for the week? We got some nice large ones like you see on the NFL sidelines...anything else you guys can think of for the tent..let me know.

PS: I'll bring plenty of ADVIL for Mike after his late night escapades with the honeys ;) CJ..you get any deals on GOOD cigars there in the PX in Belgium? :cool:

cj
06-17-2005, 02:21 AM
I'll take care of the cigars, how many do we need? I ask, because they won't be from Belgium ;)

BillW
06-17-2005, 02:58 AM
For the guys driving in - a few lawn chairs may be of use - I can see a bar-b-que breaking out one evening assuming the backyard will accomodate. The advanced scouts can check out the backyard and report back.

Ron, I don't remember, did that power strip have surge protection built in? If not I'll bring one along.

Bill

Bubbles
06-17-2005, 07:24 AM
[QUOTE=Storm Cadet]BillW and the boys,

digital camera to catch Bubbles when he hits the BIG ONE this year :eek: [QUOTE]

You just wanna see me in a position where I have to buy dinner for the masses, huh? ;)

Storm Cadet
06-17-2005, 08:47 AM
BillW...yes it has enough surge to protect us in the tent through the lightening storms too!

I've got 3 folding chairs and table!

Suff
06-17-2005, 07:43 PM
. A big thanks to Suff for putting this thing on. August can't come soon enough!

Thank you. I'm looking forward to seeing you again. Your part of the Baltimore contigent. We've got Texan's, Californian's , Canadiens, Pennyslvannian's coming. My role is overstated. A lot of guys stepped up with a few bucks in March to get the house. I did'nt have 2500 I could live without for 5 months. BIllW picks up the Seats.

That brings up the issue of when peope stop in. If You eat a sandwich, and have a few beers, especially if someone is with you, put $20.00 aside for BillW. At the end we sort of tally up a few things, and whoever is the wholest grabs a chunk of the nut. We don't ask people for money... If you don't have it , no problem, but if your flush, kick in. That's a little of how we do this.

We stretch very little into a lot. Everybody pitchs in. I'm just the HUB. It's the Paceadvantage Saratoga Getaway. There's some really nice people here. Amongst the freaks , there are some intelligent, accomplished, regular guys. Each one is insane in his own way, because they're Horse Junkies. :cool: :ThmbUp:

Suff
06-17-2005, 07:55 PM
BillW and the boys,

: ...Suff you still have the Gatorade ice chest???? or should I borrow another from St Johns for the week?

I thought you were dead or locked up!.... :D Seriously> Answer your phone!

My old friend, the gatorade cooler. That is at Whispering Pines. That thing was my little red wagon last year. I took it everywhere. You could hear me coming from 100 feet away. I slept with it beside my bed! It never had less than 30 beers in it. On Ice!

Last year was the beer program, this year is the Pepsi & ***** Program.

Suff
06-17-2005, 07:59 PM
Where's Joe prunes by the way.

Suff
06-17-2005, 08:07 PM
I'll take care of the cigars, how many do we need? I ask, because they won't be from Belgium ;)

See if you can get any "Romeo and Julieta's". You seen them? Tough to get Cuban.

I smoke less than a dozen a year, but when I do throw down, I smoke "Don Tomas". It's Honduran I believe. Might be Dominican Republic...80& sure its Honduran.

cigar-nonafficiando

John
06-17-2005, 08:52 PM
Joe Prunes, is a live and well [ thank God ] Joe, has already made plans for the Toga party. He will be there Thursday through the Travis Weekend.

Glad to see you guys talking it up........

CJ, Bring a Flute too. When Suff turns in to the pied piper you guys better listen and follow or you will miss the parade.

joeprunes
06-20-2005, 01:17 PM
Suff, I`m here and cant wait but then that`ll mean summer is over and I hate winter.. Dont forget our girl friend the bar maid at that irish bar on the side street 10 ock in the morn doing shots???? Must see her again. One suggestion is at night when we go out to eat dont you think we should make reservation instead of going restraunt to restraunt all night?
How about having a race dedicated to Paceadvatage at the trotters? That will be fun. And dont park in any holes in case of another monsoon, oh that wasnt you that was Budda that we had to bail out. Really looking forward to seeing all you guys again and happy I`ll meet cj for the first time, my friend John and Charlie,tri,billw,andicap, PA mike and valuist(who is a real new yorker) babbles oh excuse me bubbles,dad and mom and hey all the rest. Well its getting close were now in the back stretch see you pretty soon when were at the top of the strech heading home. And Mike let me know in advance when your going to the casino and valuist you said you were going this year and you to john.....joeprunes

BillW
06-20-2005, 01:44 PM
Joe,

Glad to hear you are going to make it. Enjoy the summer and see you in a few months.

Bill

andicap
06-20-2005, 02:59 PM
Joe,
what days will you be there -- looking to seeing you again.....

John
06-20-2005, 05:18 PM
Suff, that is a good idea that Joe, came up with having a PA party at the Harness track.It was a ball last year at the Harness track.Trijack hit a slot machine and was like a kid in a candy store showing everyone the money he won.

Most of us sat at the bar and the girl bartender looked like a Dike,She sure talked a lot to Charlie and BillW , hummmm.... She called me sweetheart. I thought that was a guys line ?

Maybe we should plan for it right after the Travis. Saturday night, all the guys that come on Travis day can hang-out with the rest for the evening

The more I think about it the more I like it...........Your right Joe, can't wait anylonger. Suff, want to go up on opening weekend. [ Check everything out.]

Suff
06-20-2005, 06:47 PM
[QUOTE=joeprunes]Suff, I`m here and cant wait but then that`ll mean summer is over and I hate winter.. Dont forget our girl friend the bar maid at that irish bar on the side street 10 ock in the morn doing shots???? Must see her again. One suggestion is at night when we go out to eat dont you think we should make reservation instead of going restraunt to restraunt all night?


Thats fine... A better idea. Especially Travers week. another thing... Whispering Pines was great... But cooking anything beyond a cup of coffee was impossibe. I understand Jack K is going to handle cooking for us one or two nights. I predict we will have a BUFFET FIT FOR A KING! at the race Track everyday. Honestly...we're gonna live!

Good Food, Good Friends, Great atmosphere, Great Racing... It is getting hard to "not" be excited. I know we have a large chunk of the summer. Btw I was at Mohegan last week looking for you,

How about having a race dedicated to Paceadvatage at the trotters? That will be fun.

Yea know....? That may work. We should plan on all going over to the Trotters one night... Let me see what I can put together on that.
Really looking forward to seeing all you guys again and happy

Same here Joe. The trip would'nt be the same without you. I'm really glad your coming.

joeprunes
06-21-2005, 03:53 PM
I`ll be there travers weekend thurs,fri sat and leave sun. Hey your not a fan untill your there for the travers crazy weekend.. The PA wins, The PA wins THeeeee PA wins.....joeprunes

offtrack
07-21-2005, 09:20 AM
Your tent is up and waiting at Saratoga Race course.

Looks so fine, wish they would start the meet today...........

John
07-21-2005, 09:41 AM
offtrack....any free passes this year.

BillW
07-24-2005, 01:00 AM
Well guys, it's been a fast year - were sitting at T-minus one month. Really getting stoked now! :jump::jump::jump:

John
07-24-2005, 10:34 AM
Bill, as we speak The King!!! Suff, has made plans to be at Saratoga this opening week-end. Suff,wants to check on a few things and be sure all is right for the upcoming Toga party 2005. We will be going there several times before the 24th. [ I plan some day trips ]

Believe me Guys, Suff, is manifested in his every waking minuite to making this the best time for all of you guys/gals. Suff, feels if you come from 3000 miles away you deserve the best of times for this exciting festival week....and a great time it will be.

It's tough for you guys so far away to wait out another month.but, for us the party has begun :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump:

John
07-24-2005, 11:05 AM
BILLW ,Trijack, and the rest.....Here is something to help pass the time.
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Saratoga Race Course will open for its 137th meeting on Wednesday, July 27. The 36-day meet will run through Labor Day, Monday, September 5th. No racing on Tuesdays.

WHERE: Saratoga Race Course, Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

FIRST RACE POST TIME: 1 p.m. Eastern. On Travers Day, Saturday, August 27th, first race post is 12:30 p.m. Eastern.

ADMISSION: General admission is $3; Clubhouse admission is $5. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult." Season passes available for $35 grandstand and $75 clubhouse". Admission gates open at 11 a.m. on weekdays and 10:30 a.m. on weekends. On Travers Day, Saturday, August 27th, gates open at 7 a.m. Travers Day admission is $5 general admission; $10 for clubhouse.

PARKING: Trackside parking is $10 and general parking is free. Handicapped parking is available at the Clubhouse and Grandstand. Parking gates open at 7 a.m. on Travers Day, Saturday, August 27th. NO PARKING REFUNDS ON TRAVERS DAY, August 27th. There is also Preferred Parking for $5 on the corner of East Avenue and Union Avenue (not trackside).

COOLERS: Coolers are permitted at Saratoga Race Course in the backyard area ONLY. No coolers will be allowed in the buildings. All coolers and any carry-in items are subject to inspection. No glass containers are permitted.

RESERVED SEATS: Reserved seats in the Clubhouse are $9 and $12 and in the Grandstand, $6 and $7, however, prices will increase on weekends and Travers Day. A limited number of Grandstand seats are on sale each morning of a race day at the Reserved Seats Office at Union Avenue Gate at 8 a.m. (7 a.m. on Travers Day, Saturday, August 27th). These are limited to four per person on a cash-only basis. Tickets are also available at the Holiday Inn, Broadway and Circular Street, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. beginning at 6 p.m. the evening before each racing day. For more information on reserved seats, call (718) 641-4700, ext. 732. From July 27th through September 5th, call (518) 584-6200. No telephone orders are accepted.

GROUP ACCOMMODATIONS: Special rates on dining packages of groups of 20 or more. Dining packages consist of general parking, admission, official track program, and buffet lunch (tax and gratuity included). Call Group Sales at (718) 641-4700, ext. 750. From July 27th through September 5th, call (518) 584-6200, ext. 750.

ATTIRE: For Box Seats and Turf Terrace gentlemen are asked to wear suits or sports coats with slacks and shirts (ties are requested); women are asked to wear dresses, skirts or slack outfits. Absolutely no shorts or jeans. At the Rail Pavilion business casual (no shorts or T-shirts). For Clubhouse: Proper attire at management's discretion. No short shorts, cut-offs or other abbreviated wear; no tank tops; For Grandstand: Shoes and shirts are required at all times.

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, July 24th, 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Admission is free. Fans can familiarize themselves with the track and enjoy non-wagering, exhibition races. Concessions provided by local non-profit organizations.

OPENING DAY: Wednesday, July 27th. Gates open at 11 a.m.

BREAKFAST AT SARATOGA: A long-standing tradition is to watch the morning workouts at Saratoga. A buffet breakfast is served daily from 7 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Admission to the breakfast is free, except on Travers Day, and vehicles leaving the grounds before 10 a.m. get a parking refund. Morning visitors may also take a free tram tour of the Backstretch Area and watch the Paddock Show and Starting Gate Demonstration. There are no tram tours on Travers Day, Saturday, August 29th, or Closing Day, Labor Day, Monday, September 5th.

GIVEAWAYS: "Sam the Bugler" Bobble Head Doll, Thursday, July 28th; Saratoga Baseball Cap, Sunday, July 31st; Saratoga T-Shirt, Sunday, August 7th; Saratoga Stadium Blanket, Sunday, August 14th; Saratoga Stein, Sunday, August 21st; Saratoga Classic T-Shirt, Sunday, September 4th. All giveaways are free with each paid admission, while supplies last.

SPECIAL EVENTS
* 26th Annual Open House, Sunday, July 24th: Get used to the track as Saratoga's 137th season gets ready to run. From 11 a.m. 4 p.m., familiarize yourself with all areas of the track, learn the new betting machines, enjoy handicapping seminars, view non-wagering events and savor local delicacies. All proceeds benefit local non-profit associations.

* Hats Off to Saratoga Weekend, Friday, July 29th to Sunday, July 31st: On Saturday, July 30th, it's the 14th annual Hat Contest with prizes awarded in three categories Most Fashionable; Kreative Kids and Spirit of Saratoga. For Hat Contest information, call (518) 383-6183; after July 27th, call (518) 584-6200. Also on Saturday, runners will take part in the 5K race to benefit Special Olympics New York. After the races, it's time to head to downtown Saratoga Springs to enjoy free music and entertainment.

* NFL Alumni Day, Sunday, August 7th: Stars of the past and present from the National Football League will be on hand to sign autographs for charity. This is also a T-shirt giveaway day.

* National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Monday, August 8th: Induction ceremony is at 10:30 a.m. at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion on East Avenue. The public is invited and admission is free as the Hall welcomes trainers Nick Zito, Sidney Watters Jr., steeplechase jockey Tommy Walsh and five-time champion steeplechaser Lonesome Glory. Later, fans can meet some of the veteran members of the Hall near the Big Red Spring at Saratoga Race Course throughout the afternoon.

* Alabama Day and Chili Cookoff, Saturday, August 20th: One of the meet's more popular days features the Grade 1, $750,000 Alabama for three-year-old fillies at a mile and a quarter. Also on the card is the $65,000-added Troy for older horses at a mile on the turf. Taste, compare and judge chili from some of the top chefs anywhere.

* 10th Annual Travers Festival, Saturday August 20th Sunday, August 28th: More than 40 fun-filled, charity-oriented events are planned at Saratoga Race Course and throughout the Capital District, including street festivals, live music, arts and crafts shows, golf tournaments, contests, galas and more. For more information on the Travers Festival Events, call 1-800-526-8970; or go to www.saratoga.org on the internet.

* THE 136th TRAVERS, Saturday, August 27th: The biggest race day of the season features the "Mid-Summer Derby," the Grade 1, $1 million Travers for three-year-olds at a mile and a quarter. Also on the day is the Grade 1, $200,000 King's Bishop for three-year-olds at seven furlongs; the Grade 2, $200,000 Fourstardave Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf; and the Grade 1, $250,000 Hopeful for two-year-olds at seven furlongs. Gates open at 7 a.m.

* FINAL STRETCH WEEKEND, Saturday, September 3rd to Labor Day, Monday, September 5th: Music Festival, Downtown Saratoga Springs; Family Fun Fest, to benefit Ronald McDonald Charities of the Capital Region, Saratoga Race Course; Sunday, September 5th; Saratoga Classic T-shirt Giveaway, free with each paid admission, while supplies last, Sunday, September 5th; Labor Day, Monday, September 5th, Bar-B-Que in the At the Rail Pavilion. Special family-priced barbeque packages are available, including Clubhouse Admission, track program barbeque lunch and tax. To order tickets by phone, call (518) 584-6200, ext. 750.

TRACK FACTS
* MAIN TRACK: 1 1/8-mile oval with seven-furlong chute; 4 percent banking on the turns; distance from final turn to the finish line is 1,144 feet.
* TURF COURSES: The Mellon (Outer) Turf Course is a one-mile (plus 98 feet) oval; 4 percent banking on the turns; distance from final turn to the finish line is 1,144 feet; The Inner Turf Course is a seven-furlong (plus 304 feet) oval; 4 percent banking on the turns; distance from final turn to finish is 1,164 feet.
* OKLAHOMA TRAINING TRACK: One-mile oval with a quarter-mile chute; 2 percent banking on the turns; distance from final turn to the finish line is 990 feet.
* OKLAHOMA TURF COURSE: Seven-furlong oval; 2 percent banking on the turns; distance from final turn to the finish line is 1,024 feet.
* OKLAHOMA STEEPLECHASE COURSE: Six-furlong oval, five fences.
* CLARE COURT TRAINING TRACK: Half-mile oval; 1.5 percent banking on the turns.

STEEPLECHASE: Wednesdays will be Steeplechase Wednesdays. The lone exception will be the Grade 2, $75,000 A.P. Smithwick, which will be run on Monday, August 8th. On Wednesday, August 31st, the feature will be the Grade 1, $100,000-added New York Turf Writers Steeplechase for older horses at two and three-eighths miles, which will be run as the ninth and final race on the card.

DIRECTIONS
From New York Metropolitan Area: New York Thruway (I-87) to Exit 24 at Albany; then the Adirondack Northway (I-87) to Exit 14.
From Western New York: New York Thruway (I-90) to Exit 28 at Fultonville; to Johnstown and Route 29E to Saratoga Springs; or Exit 27 to Amsterdam, Route 30 N to Route 67 E to Ballston Spa and Route 50 to Saratoga Springs.
From Upstate and Canada: Northway (I-87) to Exit 14.
From Massachusetts and Connecticut: Massachusetts Turnpike to New York Thruway (I-90) then Adirondack Northway (I-87) to Exit 24.
From Vermont and New Hampshire: Route 40 to Schuylerville and Route 29 to Saratoga Springs.
By Train: Amtrak offers an all-inclusive package to Saratoga every Saturday and Sunday throughout the meet. The package includes round-trip rail on Amtrak, transfers, Clubhouse Admission to Saratoga Race Course and official track program. For a list of departure cities, prices and reservations, call 1-800-USA-RAIL and refer to the Saratoga Race Course Special. Daily service is also available. Overnight packages are available in Saratoga Springs by calling Empress Travel at 1-800-653-0231.

SWITCHBOARD: Until July 24th, (718) 641-4700; From July 27th September 5th, (518) 584-6200.

depalma13
07-26-2005, 05:02 PM
My wife an I are making are first ever trip to Saratoga this year for the Travers. We're flying in on Thursday and will be at the track Friday and Saturday. Is it cool just to walk up to the tent on either of those days? I don't want to impose, but I'd like to put faces to the names on the net.

BillW
07-26-2005, 05:15 PM
No problem at all -all are welcome.

Red Knave
07-26-2005, 07:08 PM
Is it cool just to walk up to the tent on either of those days? I don't want to impose, but I'd like to put faces to the names on the net.
Cool is, in fact, the operative word.

We will likely be the only spot in the place with a half dozen notebooks open. (And we know how to use them!)

I'm pretty sure I speak for all of us in saying that All are welcome to drop by.

Suff
07-26-2005, 07:57 PM
My wife an I are making are first ever trip to Saratoga this year for the Travers. We're flying in on Thursday and will be at the track Friday and Saturday. Is it cool just to walk up to the tent on either of those days? I don't want to impose, but I'd like to put faces to the names on the net.

Absolutley. You'll find our spot ideal. I expect you'll find our crowd enjoyable and your free to squat in with us if you'd like.

Trijack
07-26-2005, 10:39 PM
You won't be sorry if you join us those two days. We just have a great old time.

John
07-27-2005, 09:06 AM
My wife an I are making are first ever trip to Saratoga this year for the Travers.

Yes depalma, on the days you are there,Joe Prunes, will have his Lady-friend at the tent.She is a delightful woman to talk to, Your wife will get along great with her, Also, your wife will feel more comfortable being in a tent with all us horse degenerates.

depalma13
07-27-2005, 12:16 PM
Great, looking forward to it.

By the way, my wife is a pretty serious handicapper too. I think it's one of the reasons our marriage works so well.

Suff
08-17-2005, 11:28 AM
bump

Bubbles
08-17-2005, 11:50 AM
The old man and I are going up early, on Sunday and Monday. If anyone's going to be there, feel free to try to track us down and say hi. We're normally near the paddock, shouldn't be too hard to spot a kid who's 6'4", lol.