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Fewer horses, fewer races at Saratoga

Jockey Junior Alvarado crosses the wire with Moreno to win the Whitney Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Jockey Junior Alvarado crosses the wire with Moreno to win the Whitney Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
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The idea that less is more is not new, more or less. The problem at Saratoga Race Course: Fewer foals mean fewer thoroughbreds means weaker fields and cards at races. The solution: Fewer races most days at Saratoga Race Course. The byproduct: A more compact day at the track, which will allow people to get out to — and spend dollars in — the surrounding community by late afternoon rather than early evening. Fans are ...

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