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‘They’re Off!’ author Ed Hotaling dies at age 75

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Ed Hotaling, a Saratoga Springs native who became a network news correspondent and wrote a definitive history of horse racing in Saratoga, has died. Hotaling was the author of “They’re Off! Horse Racing at Saratoga,” perhaps the most widely quoted history of racing in the city and the great social forces that swirled around the sport over the years. Hotaling, who was 75, died Monday at a Staten Island nursing home, where he had lived ...

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