Saratoga Living - Track 2017

Having trouble viewing this document? Click here to download the PDF.

In this issue

  • Daughter girl

    Thursday, July 20

    On May 20, 2017, Felicia Mohau Mazibuko, right, culminated her remarkable journey from Pretoria, South Africa, to Skidmore, where she graduated with a business major and …

  • Heaven on Earth

    Thursday, July 20

    If it's your first time approaching Top Rail Farm, home of Burke Equine Veterinary Rehabilitation and Therapy, watch carefully for the unassuming turn-off, a meandering dirt road punctuated by a …

  • A Saratoga carriage house in full color

    Thursday, July 20

    You may or may not have noticed the stately, black carriage house on the north side of town. Its bold color is unmistakable yet almost camouflaged by its new dark exterior. However, Betsy and …

  • That’s a cap

    Thursday, July 20

    Hats are an essential for your summer wardrobe. Not only do they shield us from the sun's harmful rays but they also add a certain magic to any ensemble; classic refinement for an elegant …

  • A dream come true

    Thursday, July 20

    It was a Triple Crown season in which all three winners had solid connections to Saratoga Springs and the Capital Region. Dr. Joan Taylor and Dr. Bill Wilmot did not come home to Saratoga with a …

  • Could Tapwrit win the Travers?

    Thursday, July 20

    As he watched Tapwrit catch and pass Irish War Cry in the stretch to capture the Belmont Stakes on June 10, Brian Spearman found himself in one of those rare can-you-believe-this moments in life. …

  • Saratogian’s pastels and passion power Triple Crown artistry

    Thursday, July 20

    There is a very simple reason Tony Cristello focused his artwork on horses.  "I wanted one and I never was going to get one, so I was just drawing them all the time," he …

  • A love letter from Kentucky to Saratoga

    Thursday, July 20

    Four or five times in my adult life, I've had the good fortune to attend the Kentucky Derby. The pomp, the elegance, the heady rush - by rights, those occasions should form my peak experiences at …

  • To Cuba, with love

    Thursday, July 20

    Plastered across a roadside billboard in the Vedado district of Havana, two rows of young ballerinas smile with eyes upturned and arms outstretched. Next to the photo, bold text declares, "LA …

  • Creating the finishing accessory

    Thursday, July 20

    It's just a coincidence that Nancy Matt's name rhymes with "fancy hat." But given her affinity for fashion and her natural aptitude for designing imaginative, one-of-a kind chapeaus, it might as …

  • When the mob came to Cuba

    Thursday, July 20

    In the spring of 1953, as mob mogul Meyer Lansky began a three-month sentence in the  Saratoga County Jail in Ballston Spa - his only jail term ever - he may have dreamed of the welcoming …

  • Artista Libre

    Thursday, July 20

    Jorge Gomez is the highly acclaimed, multi-talented, Cuban-born musician who is the driving force behind the three-time Grammy-nominated, seven-piece Afro-Caribbean musical group, Tiempo Libre …

  • Queen of prep

    Thursday, July 20

    Lilly Pulitzer has been a ubiquitous fashion staple for the preppy set since the 1960s. Lilly, a socialite but also quite the renaissance woman, started selling the oranges that grew on her …

  • Prosciutto Caprese Skewers

    Thursday, July 20

    12 bamboo skewers 6 slices of prosciutto, halved 24 mini mozzarella balls 12 cherry tomatoes 12 basil leaves Balsamic glaze or pesto Skewer a mozzarella ball, a prosciutto half, …

  • Cucumber & Blackberry Skewers

    Thursday, July 20

    12 bamboo skewers 12 mini mozzarella balls 12 blackberries 12 basil leaves 12 English cucumber chunks Balsamic glaze Skewer a mozzarella ball, a blackberry, a basil leaf and a …

  • Goat Cheese & Herb Deviled Eggs

    Thursday, July 20

    6 hard-boiled eggs 2 oz. goat cheese Juice from half a lemon 2 tbsp. Greek yogurt 2 tbsp. minced herbs Slice eggs in half and remove the yolk.  Mash egg yolks, then mix …

  • Ricotta & Sweet Pea Toasts

    Thursday, July 20

    8 quarter-inch-thick slices  whole wheat baguette 1 ½ tbsp. Saratoga Olive Oil's Herbs de Provence Olive Oil  1 tbsp. kosher salt Freshly ground pepper ½ …

  • Finding his passion

    Thursday, July 20

    Michael Panza is a living and breathing example of the well-known phrase, "pay it forward."  Many people are aware of Panza's successes with his award-winning event- and wedding-planning …

  • Summer trends

    Thursday, July 20

       

  • The Saratoga 6: Elizabeth Sobol

    Thursday, July 20

    With fresh energy and a great sense of community, Elizabeth Sobol has greeted her first summer as the newly minted president of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The former Manhattanite and …

  • The Saratoga 6: Marcus Dean Fuller

    Thursday, July 20

    Marcus Dean Fuller is Saratoga Springs' resident writer, director and producer. With decades of experience in film, television and stage, he founded Compass Entertainment to focus on developing …

  • The Saratoga 6: Takeyce Walter

    Thursday, July 20

    Keep an eye on Takeyce Walter. One of our region's skilled artists, she is known for her prolific approach to painting local idylls and waters. Several years ago, Takeyce committed to creating …

  • My escape to the beauty spa

    Thursday, July 20

    When I heard about the Custom Two-Hour Time Journey spa experience at Complexions Spa for Beauty & Wellness, it seemed made for someone like me, a busy woman with a "monkey mind" who needs …

  • Thinking about a little nip/tuck?

    Thursday, July 20

    The chemical peels I get during my facial don't involve any "recover" time, but a friend just had one and her skin was red and peeling for almost a week. Why is that?  There are three …

  • Who we are

    Thursday, July 20

    With our new team, we decided to let you get to know a few of us by sharing in one simple question: What do you love about living here? Send your answers to carolyn@saratogaliving.com with LOVE IT …

  • From dream shoot to decadent treats

    Thursday, July 20

    There couldn't have been a more perfect pairing with our vintage Lilly Pulitzer dream shoot than the Airstream Catering Company, with its fresh twists on American classics, served out of a …

  • The Saratoga 6

    Thursday, July 20

  • Fashion trends for summer 2017

    Thursday, July 20

    Summer is officially here and so are the latest fashion trends. Local boutiques are at the foreground of the fashion frontier, carrying elegant hats, dresses, shoes, accessories and menswear sure …

  • New finds

    Thursday, July 20

    Craving originality? Tastes that tantalize, establish memories and provide a relished respite from hunger? Or maybe a good time is on your menu. Check out these hot spots. You will enjoy.

  • Who we are

    Wednesday, July 19

    With our new team, we decided to let you get to know a few of us by sharing in one simple question: What do you love about living here? Send your answers to carolyn@saratogaliving.com with LOVE IT …

  • Karen Bjornland

    Wednesday, July 19

    My quest for the weird and wonderful is never-ending. I guzzle the pungent mineral water in Spa Park, nibble garlic pickles at the farmer’s market and pick buckets of blueberries on Bacon Hill. An …

  • Brien Bouyea

    Wednesday, July 19

    I have been betting on Saratoga’s noble animals — sometimes successfully — since before I was legally able to do so. I am a firm believer Man o’ War would have conquered Secretariat and hope …

  • Molly Congdon

    Wednesday, July 19

    Ah, Saratoga, I am under your spell. The fire of a concert with a lawn full of fans. The solemn silence at the Battlefield. The rainbow of psychedelic hats during track season. The proclivity for …

  • Kirsten Ferguson

    Wednesday, July 19

    I love drinking from the area mineral springs (an acquired taste), swimming at Victoria Pool, walking downtown neighborhoods to admire the Victorian architecture, and patronizing local establishments …

  • This land is his land

    Wednesday, July 19

    Most art lovers — even the most cerebral and academic — turn to the medium for simple delight or deliverance from everyday cares. It would be hard to find a more unabashedly joyful expression of …

  • Robin Dalton

    Wednesday, July 19

    I live with my husband, Matt, and our four young children in downtown Saratoga Springs, and I love that I am perpetually running 15 minutes late from too much chatting up and down Broadway. All that …

  • Geraldine Freedman

    Wednesday, July 19

    I came to Saratoga Springs more than 20 years ago from New York City and felt immediately at home. The main street with all those small shops reminded me of the west village. I really liked Congress …

  • Jenny Grace

    Wednesday, July 19

    My name was inspired by a musical in production the week I was born, running at the Spa Little Theater, where my father was director. From my crib in the upstairs of the theater, my home away from …

  • Mike Kane

    Wednesday, July 19

    After earning a degree in history while avoiding courses that required term papers, I have spent my career pounding computer keyboards into submission as a journalist. A photographer-turned-writer …

  • Alyssa McClenning

    Wednesday, July 19

    I am a writer and visual storyteller based on a picturesque horse farm overlooking the Hudson River in Saratoga County. An upstate New York native, I served as a White House spokeswoman before …

  • Natalie Moore

    Wednesday, July 19

    For me, Saratoga is the perfect middle ground, both geographically and categorically, between the country and the city. The downtown is small, the yards are large and the horse to car ratio is just …

  • Megan Mumford

    Wednesday, July 19

    I moved back to Saratoga Springs after a post-college photographic adventure that is best imagined with lots of burritos, a Vanagon (where I lived for a while) and the creative San Francisco scene. …

  • Terri-Lynn Pellegri

    Wednesday, July 19

    I’m a skier, passionate about composting, and lover of the crunchy snack. Saratoga, the birthplace of the potato chip is my home. The spring water is liquid magic — and the real undercurrent of …

  • Chelsea Silver

    Wednesday, July 19

    I grew up here, in Lake George and Saratoga Springs, then went west to the University of Colorado to get a bachelor’s degree in English literature. Inspired by my grandfather, I earned a master’s …

  • Lawrence White

    Wednesday, July 19

    What do I love here? Diversity. Sunrise with a family farmer, then photographing a waterfall feeding into a pristine lake, later to the track to photograph stakes races, then to SPAC to catch …

  • Kathleen Willcox

    Wednesday, July 19

    Bacon, blue cheese, beer, books, babies – these are my priorities in life (not necessarily in that order). In Saratoga Springs, between the farms, breweries, book stores and endless array of …

  • A letter from the editor

    Wednesday, July 19

    Dear readers, We love it here. That’s the little love story I’ve been hearing again and again as I get to know my new home. I arrived here in June from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and it’s …

  • Modern art at the Hyde

    Wednesday, July 19

    With its new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, The Hyde Collection art museum is now a destination for modern and contemporary art. This summer and through the end of the year, visitors can see the debut …

  • Russian & French

    Wednesday, July 19

    For the first time, the orchestra’s three weeks are divided into different cultural traditions. The first week, which includes opening night at 8 p.m. Aug. 2 and Aug. 3, will be a Russian …

  • Family fun

    Wednesday, July 19

    On Aug. 4, Cirque de la Symphonie brings its troupe of acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and strongmen to the stage to perform while the orchestra plays classical masterpieces. The jaw-dropping …

  • Jazzing it up

    Wednesday, July 19

    On Aug. 11, Philadelphia Orchestra principal percussionist Christopher Deviney will perform the SPAC premiere of his orchestration of three tunes by jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny from …

  • SPAC debuts

    Wednesday, July 19

    Several artists will make their SPAC debuts: Conrad Tao (Aug. 3) is only 23 years old, but he has already received many awards for his piano skills and compositions. He’ll perform …

  • Opera night

    Wednesday, July 19

    “A Night at the Opera,” which closes the Philadelphia Orchestra’s summer residency on Aug. 19, is a dream come true for music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, who was recently appointed the music …

  • Back home in Saratoga

    Wednesday, July 19

    Marin Alsop is coming back to home territory on Wednesday, Aug. 9 and Thursday, Aug. 10 to conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. On Wednesday, Alsop will work …

  • A new SPAC experience: Seats on the stage

    Wednesday, July 19

    On Monday nights in August, up to 300 people at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center will have the chance not only to hear a performance but sit onstage with the performers. “Positioning …

  • The creative edge

    Wednesday, July 19

    When Elizabeth Sobol first saw New York City Ballet dancer Emily Kikta’s short dance films, she was blown away. As president and CEO of SPAC, Sobol’s supreme mission is to make ballet and …

  • A singing quartet, but they’re sisters first

    Wednesday, July 19

    The last month of the school year? It’s all about studying for exams and anticipating the freedom of summer. For the Ginley Girls of Greenfield, there was one more “to do” on their list: …

  • The hush of a summer evening

    Wednesday, July 19

    Torches lit the meandering path into the 400-acre estate at Yaddo one summer evening, where a magical night unfolded at the artist colony’s annual Summer Benefit. Set in a wooded glen behind the …

  • A few of our favorite things, part 2

    Wednesday, July 19

    In “The Sound of Music,” Julie Andrews sings about her favorite things: a strange assortment including raindrops on roses, bright copper kettles, cream-colored ponies, doorbells, silver white …

  • Farmer’s Hardware, a tasty respite that honors history

    Wednesday, July 19

    Whether you want a burger at 8 a.m. or French toast at 2 p.m., you’ll be more than satisfied at Farmer’s Hardware. Chef Julia Sanzen and partner Tyler Russell recently returned to the East …

  • Sinclair Saratoga: Happy hour for a lifetime? Well, why not!

    Wednesday, July 19

    Through the beer garden, past the picnic tables and into the green-leaf patterned walls of Sinclair Saratoga, there is a pink neon sign that says, “Together is a beautiful place to be.” …

  • Pint Sized? Yes. Beer selection? Huge

    Wednesday, July 19

    You'll wish you had thought of this business for downtown Saratoga Springs. But since you didn't, just stop in and enjoy! Pint Sized Small Bar and Bottle Shop at 489 Broadway is a great place …

  • Bottoms up!

    Wednesday, July 19

    Drinks for the hot summer nights ahead!

  • And they’re off...

    Wednesday, July 19

    Hearts beat faster when the bugle sounds.  And the mighty Thoroughbreds and their fearless jockeys thunder down the track.  At Saratoga Race Course, the oldest track in the …

  • Watching for winners

    Wednesday, July 19

    Without question, the safest bets of the 149th Saratoga season are that history will be made and champions will emerge during the 40-day season that opens on Friday, July 21 and runs through Labor …

  • Gentlemen, may I have your attention please?

    Wednesday, July 19

    When going for a tailored look this summer, don't be shy to stray from what's conventional. Go for a double-breasted suit. "Whether it's a matching suit or a jacket and trousers, the DB is a …

  • Best foot forward

    Wednesday, July 19

    "Quite possibly my favorite trend of the summer comes in the form of footwear," says sales associate Lianne Klopfer of Violet's of Saratoga, at 494 Broadway. "Block heels are having a moment and …

  • Go with the flow

    Wednesday, July 19

    "Floral patterns are very in this season, which I love because they are lady like and lovely," Bannon says. "It's nice to not only see the flowers blooming outside, but also on your dress! The …

  • 2017 Saratoga track giveaways

    Wednesday, July 19

    Get ready! The tradition continues! The New York Racing Association will be offering premium giveaways at the Saratoga Race Course on four days. All giveaways are free with paid admission, …

  • Honoring our jockeys, horses, trainers and leaders

    Wednesday, July 19

    THE JOCKEYS   Javier Castellano, Victor Espinoza and Garrett Gomez have collectively won almost 12,000 races, more than $675 million in purse earnings, 23 Breeders' Cup races, nine events in …

  • Were you at the track in 1992? Did you win in 1967?

    Wednesday, July 19

    10 years ago In 2007, veteran jockey Calvin Borel, who had rarely ridden at Saratoga Race Course, added to a resume that carried him to the Hall of Fame in 2013 by winning Grade 1 races on …

  • Thrill in the sport of kings

    Wednesday, July 19

    This summer, you have two ways to revel in the thrill of polo at the Saratoga Polo Association's Whitney Field, one of the oldest polo fields in the United States. On the general admission side, …

  • Meet horseracing’s men and women of steel

    Wednesday, July 19

    Thoroughbred jockeys are the people who make it all happen at Saratoga Race Course. Considered to be, pound for pound, some of the strongest and fittest athletes in the world, they steer …

  • Feast on farm-fresh food created by chefs at outdoor fire pits

    Wednesday, July 19

    Imagine a city with a community farm within the city limits, where people can experience the tranquility of nature and learn how to grow their own food. Pitney Meadows Community Farm in Saratoga …

  • Swing to Americana sounds

    Wednesday, July 19

    Two storied Saratoga Springs music venues are coming together in an unprecedented partnership this summer, as Elizabeth Sobol, the new president of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, joins …

  • Experience art down on the farm

    Wednesday, July 19

    Down a quiet side street in the village of Salem in nearby Washington County, a small lane opens into a 119-acre farm with views of Vermont's Green Mountains. But it's no ordinary farm. The …

  • Fine food and fancy cars

    Wednesday, July 19

    At the close of every summer, the multi-day Saratoga Wine & Food Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center is an extravaganza for savorers of fine wines and spirits, gourmet food and …

  • Groove to free music under the stars

    Wednesday, July 19

    Other parks in the Capital Region have free summer concerts - notably at Music Haven in Schenectady and Freedom Park in Scotia. Although lesser known for free music, Saratoga Springs' historic …

  • Feed your soul with Schubert, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

    Wednesday, July 19

    After taking over artistic direction of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in 2004, the husband and wife team of cellist David Finkel and pianist Wu Han expanded the organization's reach …

  • Getting prepped for a very social season..

    Wednesday, July 19

    Just looking at the lineup of parties to attend this summer could leave even the most seasoned socialite feeling dizzy and with so much on the calendar, you’re going to need to pace yourself

  • When there was trouble at the track...

    Wednesday, July 19

    Fixing a horse race is not easy. Bribing a jockey or trainer might be the straightforward method for a nefarious character looking to tamper with a race, but the horses will have a say in the …

  • New chapters ahead

    Wednesday, July 19

    It's a sweltering June day. At high noon, the heat is rising. But inside the ReRun barn in East Greenbush, more than two dozen horses are comfortable in their stalls; cooling breezes spin from …

  • Bright legacy, comfy retirement

    Wednesday, July 19

    Saratoga Snacks, a thoroughbred that won nearly $750,000, has become quite the celebrity at ReRun, his retirement home in East Greenbush. "He probably gets two or three people visiting him in …

  • Inspired by Saratoga

    Wednesday, July 19

    When Kate Bowen was growing up, her father always made a visit to the Saratoga Race Course a special day. That meant a reserved table in the clubhouse and fancy attire. He would look at the menu …

Posted

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment