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.

September 2009 - Posts

The Year of the Girl

Females made the 2009 meet memorable, as women achieved in ways never before realized and a filly captured the soul of horse racing fans in a manner that will never be forgotten.... Read More

Let Them Eat Cake

Several ceremonies took place at the racetrack including a retirement, a wedding and two graded stakes trophy presentations.... Read More

The Sound of a Crowd

Rachel Alexandra sweeps through the turn, races down the stretch and crosses the finish line first by a head, as her adoring fans hail her triumphant performance.... Read More


Frat boys and sorority sisters played games in the Saratoga backyard on College Day, as working men and women got around to the serious business of figuring out a very big Pick Six.... Read More

Pick Nix

Longshots carry the big Pick Six pot over to another day, as people and horses of the feminine sex take center stage again.... Read More

Playing the Gender Card

Females dominate the first day of racing in the last week of the season, as NYRA salutes the armed forces and excitement for the filly builds.... Read More

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