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The world is celebrating another Dark Horse and a big unexpected winner!!!

Washington Nationals

This past week, against all odds, the Washington Nationals won the 2019 World Series of Baseball Championship. I am not a big fan of watching baseball but I have to say, I DID watch this series! You ask why the change of heart... well

#1 - because I have no choice, this is all that Dave watches in the fall and

#2 - because I ...

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Upset's Leg Up to UPH

3/29/2019 5:06 PM

Join The Dark Horse Mercantile in supporting our neighbors, The Universal Preservation Hall (UPH), on their journey to renovate their historic space. The night will include a wine tasting with Old Tavern Farm Winery, live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and the launching of a limited edition UPH/Dark Horse Tee Shirt.

10% of all sales from the evening will be donated back to UPH as well as an additio...

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Posted in Events Horses Special Projects The Dark Horse By Impressions Saratoga

A little bit about Upset, our miniature horse mascot!

What are American Miniature Horses?

upset cart

American Miniatures Horses, or Minis, are the smallest breed of horse. To be a Mini the horse must be less than 34 inches at the base of the withers (the last hairs of the mane before the back). Miniature horses must be “a sound, well balanced horse, possessing the proper conformation characteristics common in ...

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Posted in General Horses The Dark Horse By Impressions Saratoga

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

Upset's Summer Wrap Up

9/11/2017 1:14 PM

Wow! What a summer! This year has just flown by! 

This was my third summer as the mascot for “The Dark Horse” and Impressions of Saratoga and it may have been my favorite. I got to see so many people each week when I was at the store but I also was able to go to some new events around town.

Upset and Poppy Running

Probably the most exciting thing for me was meeting my new friend! A Miniature Horse as well, Poppy, is just a...

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A Different Kind of Dark Horse

3/12/2015 1:38 PM

Though we have focused mainly on the Dark Horses of racing history there are many other Dark Horses that have overcome the odds in their fields. We thought we would highlight a few of the Dark Horses in America’s Political history!history-jkp-portraitThe first Dark Horse candidate in America was James Knox Polk who got his start in Tennessee Legislature. Polk was the Democratic candidate for the 1844 presidential ele...Read More
Posted in History The Dark Horse By Maddy Zanetti

Upsets Summer Recap

9/6/2014 1:59 PM

Hello from Upset, The Dark Horse of Saratoga! I wanted to give you all a little recap of my first summer here and all of the fun I have had! Starting with my launch party in June and ending with my meet and greets each week at Impressions of Saratoga this summer has been filled with fun and friends! I am so happy to be a part of the excitement and festivities!June 14 was the launch for the new bra...Read More
Posted in General Horses Season Wrap Up The Dark Horse By Maddy Zanetti

Hello From Upset!

6/10/2014 9:56 AM

Hello all! My name is Upset. I am the mascot for the new brand that Impressions of Saratoga is launching; The Dark Horse. As you may have read in the other blog or in all of the Facebook posts we have been doing The Dark Horse is inspired by Saratoga Race Course’s history as “The Graveyard of Champions”.photo 3 (3)I thought you might like to know a little about me and how I got my job as The Dark Horse masco...Read More
Posted in General The Dark Horse By m2admin

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