Do you realize that, in less than four months from this very day–the first night of the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale will happen?
If you’re a lover of horses and the sport of racing them–you know that the first Monday of every August brings human emotions to a swirling vortex of excitement, right on East Avenue in Saratoga. Every year, the hopes, anticipation and dreams of millions of horse race fans rest on the young, babyish withers (shoulders) of a couple hundred yearling Thoroughbreds. (Sales 2018: Monday and Tuesday, August 6th and 7th.)
This one night every year is our personal favorite–it’s like Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving all rolled into one.
Ah, the sheer excitement! The gorgeous, 900-pound baby Thoroughbreds, all sleek-coated, and spit-shone. (One year old in fact is a baby in the world of horses.) Like debs at their first coming out party, these little ones have found their ways from the farm to the buzz of Saratoga in August–and they are the center of attention!
For those to the manor born–or who haven’t-yet maxed out their AmEx Black–the Fasig-Tipton restaurant is marvelous. For the rest of us, the best cheeseburgers on Earth are served at the snack bar. Whatever your pleasure or pocketbook–this is an annual ritual that even non-race fans love, and mark on their calendars every year.
Which brings us to you, a fan who loves the horses and the sport–but either never has experienced the Sales, or who just feels lost figuring out the details. Well, here’s your solution to the biggest conundrum on the list: you can stay with us. The Brunswick at Saratoga Bed & Breakfast happens to have a room or two available, for a single night (say, Sunday, August 5th–Monday, the 6th or Tuesday the 7th)–or for the whole three nights leading up-to the Sales, and following.
You love the Sales. You assume that–at this late point, in early April–every hostelry is booked, solid. (Chief among your concerns is that, most places during High Racing Season insist on three-night minimum stays.) But, hey, you’re our guest: the length of time of our stay is your call.
You can reserve for just one night, and we’re cool with that. We’d love you to stay for all three, so you can experience Fasig-Tipton as fully as possible–but it’s yours to decide.
Oh, yes, and one more compelling reason to stay in our comfy, elegant inn: you can hear the baby horses whinney from our backyard.
Oh, yes, you can.
And that means that you don’t have to drive in circles for 20 hours, jockeying for a parking spot for the sales.
Check in, park your car, walk over to Fasig-Tipton. (Then, back here, to sleep after your long, fun day and night.)
To reserve your room, or pose questions, call us anytime: (518) 584-6751.
Amazing grey, 2014: Glenye Cain Oakford
Hip # 186 $1,000,000: Fasig-Tipton
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