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Pack your bags and book your tickets, it’s time to celebrate (Saratoga style)! Celebrating its 150th anniversary, this old world, incredibly classy track is one that screams tradition, and should definitely be on your racing ‘hit-list’ for its 2013 meet. Grab a group and plan a gallop around Saratoga Springs – there is certainly no shortage of fun to be had…           

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame: Alright, let’s take care of first things first. To come to the track that embodies the mecca of historic and prestigious racing in America on the celebration of the track’s 150th anniversary and not visit the Hall of Fame would be unacceptable. Grab your group and be sure to swing by the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, where you will be treated to the sights and sounds of Man o’ War, Secretariat, Arcaro, and the Jones Boys. Take a tour and revel at the renowned equine art collection, stunning trophies, beautiful silks, and Thoroughbred memorabilia. This is one outing that will take you back in time in brilliant, Thoroughbred inspired fashion.

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http://www.racingmuseum.org/

Lake George Kayak Co. is the next destination spot on our Saratoga list. Rally together some friends and gear up for a kayak tour. Cruise along the Adirondack waters with a tour guide and prepare for a day immersed with sightseeing, exploring, bird watching, picture snapping and fishing. Tours are 4 hours long (full day options are also available for you overachievers!), and are attractively priced at $65 per person, or $75 with a lunch included.

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http://www.saratoga.com/business/lake-george-kayak-co-949/website/

Saratoga City Tavern: Ready for some grub after a day on the water? The Saratoga City Tavern has got you covered on this one.  Located in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs on Carolina Street, this four story building complete with a fifth floor rooftop deck has something to cater to all tastes. With 66 (yes, 66!!) beers on draught and classic pub grub (give the sloppy tots a go – whoever thought of teaming tots with Sloppy Joe’s should be given a Grammy) offered at the mahogany bar on the first floor this is the place to start your tour of Saratoga’s nightlife scene - which is quite conveniently centered on Carolina Street! Buckle up and bring a friend, your night is just getting started…

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http://www.saratogacitytavern.com/

Majestic Balloon Flights: Drumroll please… after a night flying high on the town, it’s time to put your head in the clouds (quite literally). Our next outing takes us hot air balloon riding with Majestic Balloon Flights. Flying as high as 3,000 feet above ground, soar with your fellow racegoers over the Adirondack Mountains and the serene Lake George (that you kayaked on earlier). Pick your poison with two flights offered daily, one just after sunrise and one just before sundown. This will be $195 well spent, and is one memory you definitely won’t forget!

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http://www.saratoga.com/business/majestic-balloon-flights-11648/website/

Bright summer days, a beautiful track, and spectacular racing are elevated by the attractions that surround the Saratoga Springs area.  Turn your race-going into a full-fledged vacation, after all – you deserve it. Hit the track, hit the town, hit the skies; then grab a beer and revel in the memories that surround ‘America’s sweet-track.’

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Jill Gordon

Jill Gordon originally started her journey with horses in the Hunter and Jumper disciplines, competing across the country as a junior. After coming to Kentucky from Texas to study the Equine Science and Management program at University of Kentucky, she quickly fell in love with the art of Thoroughbred racing, working various sales and for top trainers. 

Completing her B.S. in 2013, Jill looks forward to pursuing a career in Thoroughbred racing and is excited to keep learning about all aspects of the industry.

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Jill Gordon

Jill Gordon originally started her journey with horses in the Hunter and Jumper disciplines, competing across the country as a junior. After coming to Kentucky from Texas to study the Equine Science and Management program at University of Kentucky, she quickly fell in love with the art of Thoroughbred racing, working various sales and for top trainers. 

Completing her B.S. in 2013, Jill looks forward to pursuing a career in Thoroughbred racing and is excited to keep learning about all aspects of the industry.

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