Need money for school? Saratoga a good bet

SU grad student searches for alternate resources when loan money stalls.

The summer is over and all my money is gone. 

I moved from Philadelphia to Syracuse during the summer, had a nose job to eliminate snoring, and bought a car. 

I, perhaps like you, have no job, no cash, and I’m at the mercy of the student loan money. 

I turned to horse racing, in need of financial energy.

Horse races have been run on Union Avenue for 145 years. New Yorkers love gambling:  gotta take money to make money. 

The Saratoga Race Course, with the best interest of cash-strapped college students in mind this fall, will hand out scholarship money today, Sept. 4. Starting with the first race at 2:30 p.m., the New York Racing Association (NYRA) will give out a $1,000 scholarship after every race (12 in total).  Admission is free, commemorative T-shirts are free, the scholarship money is freeing, financially. 

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

"We are excited to provide our college students with a reason to visit Saratoga as they arrive back on campus," said NYRA Executive Vice President and COO Hal Handel. 

Halftime Snack trotted out to the oldest horse track in the country for you last week: it is "the August place to be."  Just walk through the front gates, draw in the air of the royalty, a scent pungent and liberating. 

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