Feature Stories

Enjoy this selection of feature stories on the history of Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga Springs.  

For even more history, be sure to visit the Historical Timeline.


The Track and Saratoga Springs

Health, History, Horses


by Brien Bouyea, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

One of the nation's oldest sporting venues gets its start in 1863.

 

Horses

Kentucky Feature Story


by Brien Bouyea, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

This legendary horse has a special place in Saratoga Race Course's history.  Read the story here.

Novelty Feature Story


by Teresa Genaro, founder of the Brooklynbackstretch.com and turf writer for the Saratogian

One of Saratoga's most historic races produced one of its most memorable winners.  Read the story here.

Man o' War Feature Story


by Brien Bouyea, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

This horse racing legend had a dominant career, with one notable "Upset" at Saratoga. Read the story here.


People

Samuel Hildreth Feature Story


by Teresa Genaro, founder of the Brooklynbackstretch.com and turf writer for the Saratogian

One of horse racing's most storied trainers and owners, Hildreth was a notable figure at Saratoga.  Read the story here.

James Marvin Feature Story


by Teresa Genaro, founder of the Brooklynbackstretch.com and turf writer for the Saratogian

One of Saratoga's most prominent citizens historically, Marvin was a hotelier, politician, banker and more. Read the story here.

John Morrissey Feature Story


by Brien Bouyea, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Saratoga's "Original Longshot," Morrissey was a key figure in Saratoga's history. Read the story here.


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