horse racing

September 4, 2009 - 10:35am
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. 

September 3, 2009 - 1:35pm
As the horse racing season at the nation's oldest track comes to a close, here's how to get in on the last of the action.

Horse races have been run on Union Avenue in Saratoga County for 145 years. It is "the August place to be."  New Yorkers love gambling and love their equines.

Walk through the front gates, take in the air of royalty (it is the sport of kings).  The scent of thoroughbred is pungent, the anticipation of money is liberating.