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.

July 2009 - Posts

Breakfast Tutorial

The talk turns to food as cheap horses run fast times, Linda Rice wins another turf sprint and jockey Miguel Mena takes a 95-year-old stakes in his first Saratoga summer.... Read More

Stuffing Moolah through the Mutuels

A slow-moving crowd for Saratoga's opener showed little enthusiasm, except when it came to betting, as Hot Dixie Chick beat the rain, the humidity and her Schuylerville Stakes competition.... Read More

Return to Normal

It's opening day at the Spa, which means Bill Mott has a good chance for a winner on his birthday. The race card is over-subscribed and filled with intrigue.... Read More

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