Vic Zast Saratoga Diary

Vic Zast’s daily journal of the Saratoga premier summertime race meet and the characters who make their annual pilgrimage there.

Bourbon, Hold the Water

Rain entered the picture early. By 7:00 am, it was teeming. Then it stopped and stayed dry for the rest of the day, although a few miles away there were downpours.... Read More

Mark Twain of the Mic

It feels inadequate to refer to Tom Durkin as a race caller. He is a person of many interests--a philanthropist, a lover of language and the arts, an owner and breeder of world class trotting horses, and a raconteur par excellence.... Read More


The track was still silent, but once the horses arrived, Saratoga Springs sprung to life like hydrangeas in season.... Read More

Party On

BCCA fundraiser and Prescott Brown purse highlight the meet’s second to last Wednesday... Read More

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