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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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Thank you for the grea...

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Posted in Dogs Events By Maddy Zanetti

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".

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Sarato...

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Posted in Horse Racing By Marianne Barker

2016 Dog Day Coloring Contest

3/22/2016 11:17 AM

We are celebrating our 12th Annual Dog Day on May 7, that mean's we have another Coloring Contest for all of our kiddos out there!

This year Maddy and Carrie took a creative spin on a different coloring page and made this one... Upset our mini mascot carrying Pup and Cookie on his back! Too cute!

All entries are due in by May 1. They can be turned in to the store during business hours or mailed to u...

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Posted in Dogs Events By Maddy Zanetti

The Downtown Poop Scoop

3/4/2016 11:21 AM

dog poop

Here's our opinion on downtown poop scoop.

I’ve been lucky enough to be able to bring my dogs Cookie and Pupa to work most of the winter! Maddy always brings Smitty in too. It is such a pleasure to have them in the office. They give us the motivation to take them out for multiple walks throughout the day. We often walk to the Adirondack Trust to do our banking (and get treats from all their friends...

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Posted in Dogs General By Marianne Barker
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Why my dogs and I practice Dog Agility!

“Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles.” ~Wikipedia

I’ve been familiar with agility training for dogs through a good friend and Skidmore Grad, Wendy Cerilli. Wendy and ...

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Posted in Dogs By Marianne Barker

The making of our award winning chowda for Canines! We were lucky enough to be chosen by Mayor Joanne Yepsen's dog Sasha as this years Chowdown Championchowda mayor 2016! We faced tough competition from Milton Manor but 2016 was our year ( for the 4th time in 9 years of competition! The trophy will be on display here at Impressions till next year.

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Chowderfest is a wonderful event celebrating it's 18th year and is o...

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Posted in Dogs Events Recipes By Marianne Barker

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