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Spa City's horse history predates track

Equines had role in pivotal Battle of Saratoga

Volunteer tour guide Paul Miles waits for passers-by near the Neilson Farm at Saratoga National Historical Park on Friday.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Volunteer tour guide Paul Miles waits for passers-by near the Neilson Farm at Saratoga National Historical Park on Friday.
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Horses have been a huge part of Saratoga summers since 1863, but way back in 1777 the poor ponies were involved in a different game with much bigger stakes than The Travers, The Whitney or The Alabama. The Battle of Saratoga, often referred to as the Turning Point of the American Revolution, was fought on a landscape of farm fields and forests less than 10 miles to the east of Saratoga Race Course, where today ...

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