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Meet Kylie!

2/13/2017 2:27 PM

Kylie is celebrating her five year anniversary here at Impressions. She was only 14 when Kylieshe started working here! She is at college now but still helps out on holidays and over the summer. She is known as our "ninja" because she can sneak around here without being heard better than anyone else! She always makes us smile and has the best one-liners we've ever heard!

What made you want to work at IO...

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Posted in General By Impressions Saratoga

Meet Kathryn!

2/6/2017 2:27 PM

This winter we thought we would take some time to introduce you to our awesome Impressions staff, or as we like to call them; family! Many of us have been here a long time and all of us spend a lot of time together. We are not only co-workers but friends. We want to share with you a little bio about each of us! We decided to start with Kathryn. This summer she will be celebrating her 5 year annive...

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Posted in General History By Impressions Saratoga

Apple Cider Sangria Recipe

12/8/2016 12:32 PM

Thanks to all of the happy folks who turned out for the first (hopefully annual) Pre Holiday Shop, Sip & Stroll this past Wednesday in downtown Saratoga Springs! It was a truly wonderful event that was well received and hopefully be repeated. We were truly surprised by your response and thrilled with getting to see so many customers and to meet a lot of new ones too! As promised, here is our recip...

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Posted in Holiday By Marianne

Willie Knapp, A Dark Horse Jockey

10/27/2016 11:21 AM

Born in Chicago in 1888 William Knapp was born into the racing world, his father worked at Hawthorne Race Track and he became an exercise rider at age 10. When he turned 13 he became a jockey. He weighed in at only 56 pounds, about how much a single bale of hay weighs. For the first few years of his racing career he rode in the Midwest racing circuit. He faced some challenges when he tried to more...

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Posted in History By Maddy Zanetti
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Every part of the Canfield Casino was meticulously planned. No detail was missed. Charlie pointed out that the side entrance used to be the front entrance so people could see who was coming in and going to the Casino from their seats on the hotel porches. Seeing the distinguished patrons of the Casino, made others want to be a part of the social scene. It is hard to say how Morrissey could afford ...

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Posted in History By Maddy Zanetti

Creating the Perfect Casino

6/6/2016 9:38 AM

Creating the perfect casino has many challenges. It is a controversial business and can easily be put into negative light. Many gambling houses in the 1800s were corrupted and shady. They were looked down on by churches, politicians, and the “upper class”… even though you were likely to find someone from all of the organizations at the Canfield Casino. But Morrissey and Canfield were very smart, a...

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Posted in History By Maddy Zanetti

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

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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

CasinoOn Wednesday morning Mare and I walked through just part of the Canfield Casino with Charlie Kuenzel and learned so many new things we had never known before. We were only there for an hour and a half and wish we could have spent the entire day. There is so much history in the Canfield Casino that so many people do not know about... us included! Now we know just a tid-bit more, we are so lucky to ...

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Posted in History By Maddy Zanetti

Smitty's Photo Session

4/22/2016 11:10 AM

Smitty's Shots

Here are the photos from Smitty's photo session with Saratoga Portrait Studio above Impressions of Saratoga!

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We are excited to be partnering with them for our 12th Annual Dog Day on May 7th from 11 to 3. They will be doing photos every 15 minutes and we encourage you to sign up before! Email the time you would like to have your photos done to mzanetti@ImpessionsSaratoga.com

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Posted in Dogs Events By Maddy Zanetti

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