The Track at Saratoga, America's Grandest Race Course

The Track at Saratoga, America's Grandest Race Course

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:30pm - 11:00pm

This documentary celebrates 150 years of the famed Saratoga Race Course.

The Track at Saratoga, America's Grandest Race Course, airing Tuesday, August 12 at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV, will transport you through 150 years of owners, trainers, jockeys and horses. You'll experience the track beginning with four thrilling days in August 1863 and continue through the pageantry of today. Tony and Emmy Award winning actor David Hyde Pierce narrates.

The film, produced by WMHT (Albany) and Patricia Lane of Elevation Films in Saratoga Springs, presents a comprehensive look at the history of the Saratoga Race Course. The hour-long documentary combines contemporary interviews and stunning videography with archival photographs and films. You'll hear from horse owners and individuals who simply enjoy a day at the races; historians and authors; trainers and spectators. In the end, it is the opportunity to better understand this grand sporting destination that is such an integral part of our regional community. 

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