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Getting a handle on racing’s impact

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Saratoga County leaders will take another crack at figuring out how much money the thoroughbred racing industry pumps into the Capital Region economy. It’s a lot. Previous studies commissioned by the Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency have put the figure in the ballpark of $200 million to $250 million annually, with up to 2,000 jobs created. Racing is a huge part of the economy, in ways both obvious and subtle. The IDA board decided earlier ...

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