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Travers weekend time for Saratoga Springs to shine

Brian McGuillan, 22, of Limerick, PA, center, wearing a horses mask at Saratoga Race Course for the Travers Stakes on Saturday, August 24, 2013 with his friends, all Skidmore students. Brian wore the mask to feel closer to the horses he watched.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Brian McGuillan, 22, of Limerick, PA, center, wearing a horses mask at Saratoga Race Course for the Travers Stakes on Saturday, August 24, 2013 with his friends, all Skidmore students. Brian wore the mask to feel closer to the horses he watched.
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Nearly 10 years ago to the day, John Hendrickson was looking up at the sky and wondering if Saratoga Race Course was about to get struck by a tornado. With a crowd of more than 48,000 on hand, the skies had darkened to the point where the track had to be illuminated before the 135th running of the Travers Stakes. Birdstone, a horse owned by Hendrickson and wife Marylou Whitney, was at the gate, registering ...


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