After the 3-hour ride up to Saratoga Springs, we arrived to our fab Fasig-Tipton brunch, we learned the basics of how to play the races and knowing what the odds mean from Tom Amello from Trackfacts, and female jockey, Taylor Rice, (who raced later in the day) shared her experiences being a female jockey (check out our video below).
Taylor Rice briefly shares her family’s history in horse racing and her experiences as a female jockey
After brunch, we had a very brief walk to the beautiful and historic Saratoga Race Course where we were ushered to our own private luxury suite with a perfect view of the race course, and an in-suite person to place our bets with.
The day continued with learning more about horse racing and betting (for example, we particularly learned about how horses can be scratched and disqualified for bumping into another horse), winning and losing (for us mostly winning) and the amazing visit to the paddock and more views of this historic landmark.
The Saratoga Race Course grounds offered a wealth of horse racing history and knowledge; Jockeys, owners, trainers and horses were celebrated and immortalized with placards held by lawn jockeys and cemented into the ground, these placards provided history of the horses lineage and ownership
Before this trip, we did not consider ourselves fans of horse racing but there is no denying the fun we had thanks to the wonderful people of America’s Best Racing. for anyone second guessing an enjoyable day at the races, let our amazing experience implore you to add this experience to your bucket list.