For any horselover or racing fan, the beginning of summer means it's time to think about Saratoga. Opening day at the famous summertime track is Friday July 23rd, and this will be the 142nd year for the historic race meet. There will be 40 days of quality thoroughbred racing, four days longer than any other year, ending on Labor Day, September 6th. Saratoga offers 17 Grade I races during this short meet, and the most famous of these races is the Travers Stakes for 3 year olds, also known as the Mid-Summer Derby. Check websites to the right for more Saratoga details, history and news. Look for more on the Spa, here, special events, Saturday Afternoon horses to watch, and fun things to do as we get closer to Opening Day!