The Saratoga Sun -

By Liz Wood 

Good time? You bet!


Sun file photo

Once a year, trackside betting is legal in Saratoga, thanks to the Saratoga Lions Club and the Chariot Races.

Race fans and bettors line up along the track at Buck Springs Arena to cheer on their favorite team.

The quarter-mile track is filled with up to six horses pulling three drivers. Steam rises from the noses of the horses as it meets the cold February air. The four-legged athletes shine with sweat as they compete to cross the finish line.

Between races the action takes place in the pit with the auctioneer selling teams for the next race.

“Nine, 10, 11 or 12 rounds will sell in separ...

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