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‘Boring, but beautiful’

Track’s ‘dark days’ quiet as routine continues

Elsa Lorieul, Katie Medina and Maria Medina, all with family members in horse racing, watch a Tuesday workout.
Elsa Lorieul, Katie Medina and Maria Medina, all with family members in horse racing, watch a Tuesday workout.
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Read all the stories in The Saratoga Summer series here. To a person, people describe Saratoga Race Course Tuesdays — “dark days” when there is no racing during the meet — as “quiet.” “It’s boring,” one security guard said last week. Just then, a thoroughbred ambled by, heading down the cinder path toward the track. “But it’s beautiful.” Beautiful, yes. But quiet isn’t quite right. There is no fevered crowd, but you can still hear ...


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