Chariot races! (Really)

Couldn’t resist another post today.  A few of us took a couple hours off to go to the annual Saratoga Chariot Races.  It was a warm day (mid-40’s), and the fairground was muddy, but we could stand in sawdust at the edge of the race course (a quarter-mile straightaway).  Might have reminded one of Ben Hur, except for the surrounding mountains, the American Legion beer tent, and the pickups parked along both sides of the course.  Oh, and the auctioneers selling calcutta bets before each race!  The horses are fast, fast, fast … and the races are over almost before you can take a breath. Here are some pictures to give you a flavor of what we saw.

neck and neck

neck and neck

auctioneers

auctioneers

 

all decked out for the race

all decked out

One Response to “Chariot races! (Really)”

  1. ruth sommers says:

    Beautiful photos, Do – what a great place to hold chariot races, – love those snow-covered mountains in the background…