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Simply getting racehorses to Saratoga viewed as modern luxury

July 10, 2019 07:26 PM

The excitement is building in Saratoga Springs as the Saratoga Race Course opens on Thursday.

How the thoroughbreds got to Saratoga is far different than in years past.

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Many of the horses running over the next 40 racing days were trucked into town. Others were flown in.

However, there was a time when horse transportation was less glamourous and modern means of transportation for horses was simply not an option.

Go back in time more than a century and find out how they did it, by watching the video of Dan Levy’s story.

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