JC / Railbird

Spring Break

There’ll be no posts to the site until Sunday, as I’ll be away in Saratoga doing a little advance work for the summer. Enjoy this weekend’s races.
3/20 Addendum: Saratoga was as lovely in winter as it is in summer. The only bad part of the trip was my visit to Saratoga Raceway, easily the most dreary, horrible little racino in the Northeast. The first floor slots area was dark and cramped, the second floor simulcasting lounge was unbelievably depressing. With TVs crammed along the walls, cheap fold-out tables for sitting at, a drop ceiling, and fluorescent lighting, the second floor resembled a badly converted basement or Chicago Midway airport — before renovations. I fled the scene in less than 10 minutes.