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Local training begins for meet at Saratoga

Oklahoma track opens as work continues

Handler Kerry Metivier of Fort Edward, leads Butkennyrun to it's stable near the Oklahoma Track in Saratoga Springs, as Dave Cummings of Schuylerville holds the doors open Friday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Handler Kerry Metivier of Fort Edward, leads Butkennyrun to it's stable near the Oklahoma Track in Saratoga Springs, as Dave Cummings of Schuylerville holds the doors open Friday.
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Local training for this summer’s meet at the Saratoga Race Course starts Saturday. The historic Oklahoma Training Track began its official spring training of thoroughbreds at 6 a.m. There are only three months until the annual meet kicks off July 19. Renovations to a dormitory for backstretch workers had expected to be completed by now, but New York Racing Association President Ellen McClain said at a board meeting Thursday that it is behind schedule. There ...

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