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Saratoga Weekend: Race course stays true to early architecture

The clubhouse and grandstand at Saratoga Race Course are seen in this photo circa 1905. (Photo courtesy of the Saratoga Springs Public Library)
The clubhouse and grandstand at Saratoga Race Course are seen in this photo circa 1905. (Photo courtesy of the Saratoga Springs Public Library)
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The sloping grandstand roof, with its stately turrets capped with golden finials, is instantly recognizable as the Saratoga Race Course. “There are no other turrets like that,” said Paul Roberts of Turnberry Consulting of London, author of a book about Saratoga Race Course architecture and history and a strategic development consultant to the New York Racing Association. From the turrets to an 1840s ice house on the Oklahoma side of the grounds, walking through the ...


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