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The History of Horse Racing

3/9/2018 11:43 AM

Horse racing is one of the most ancient sports.  It can be dated back to the nomadic tribesmen of Central Asia racing horses since early domestication. The origin of modern racing started in the 12th century, when English Knights returned from crusades with Arabian horses. The Thoroughbred horse was produced when Arabian stallions were bred with English mares. This produced a horse with combined s...

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Posted in History Horse Racing Horses The Dark Horse By Impressions Saratoga

Saratoga Kitty Keller Ornament

4/18/2017 3:51 PM

cloisonne ornament

 

We commissioned the well-known design house of Kitty Keller in Texas, to create this amazing Limited Edition Cloisonné Ornament! We love the rich colors and amazing details. They so quickly transform a keepsake into an heirloom to last generations.

The first step in the process was to design a compelling composition. Here is our original sketch!

kitty keller ornament

 

The following explaination of the process is taken f...

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Posted in General Holiday Horse Racing Special Projects By Impressions Saratoga

A Bit of Belmont Stakes

5/25/2016 10:55 AM

2016 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

Who would think that the Belmont Stakes actually predates the Kentucky Derby by 8 years and the Preakness Stakes by 6 years?! It was first run in 1867 at what was then called Jerome Park.  Click here for a bit of it's history if you'd like to learn more. Unfortunately this year there is no chance of a Triple Crown winner with the defeat of Nyquist in last Saturday's Preakness Stakes by Exaggerator...

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Posted in History Horse Racing Horses By Marianne Barker

Why The Preakness Stakes?

5/20/2016 11:04 AM

preakness 2016 logo

Tomorrow is the 141st running of The Preakness Stakes, also known as the second Jewel of the Triple Crown and "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans". This year, the undefeated Nyquist, the winner of the first jewel, The Kentucky Derby will try to get collect the second jewel in his bid for the Triple Crown! The Preakness is run on the third Saturday in May, 2 weeks after the Kentucky Derby and 3 week...

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Posted in General Horse Racing By Marianne Barker

Derby Time – Mint Juleps

3/31/2016 11:16 AM

The Mint Julep has been the signature drink for the Kentucky Derby since 1938 and we like to share in the tradition here in Racing's summer home - Saratoga Springs! The Kentucky Derby, traditionally held the first weekend in May since 1875 and this year will be run on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. Click here for the interesting history and traditions of this "most exciting two minutes in sports".

mint julep

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Posted in Horse Racing By Marianne Barker

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