Created: 07/24/2013 2:19 PM WNYT.com
By: Chris Onorato
SARATOGA - Saratoga Race Course is steeped in history like no other sporting venue in America.
It was just a month after the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War when Saratoga held its first horse racing meet.
Not only is it the oldest race course, but by many accounts, it's the oldest sports arena in the country.
As you try to capitalize on the present or even the future, it can be easy to forget the past.
NewsChannel 13’s Chris Onorato was in Saratoga asking residents, business owners, and other Saratoga enthusiasts what they think makes Saratoga, Saratoga.