Saratoga Springs is a destination because of its three “Hs”, History, Health and Horses. But of late, a different set of “H’s” of have taken hold. The great Irving Berlin penned the lyrics to the song Heat Wave for a 1933 musical, A THOUSAND CHEERS. Although celebrating the sensual movements of a nubile can-can dancer, the opening lyrics apply to the recent weather we’ve experienced around the country and in Saratoga Springs, NY:
“Oh! We’re having a heatwave, a tropical heatwave
The temperature’s rising, it isn’t surprising,..”
It is certainly not surprising. Over the years, when queried about weather in Saratoga Springs, my answer is this: “Hazy, Hot and Humid, with a reasonable chance for a monsoon.”
What surprised was the combination of high temperature and humidity, humidity index, which made the outside air feel too much like a sauna. So much so that the New York Racing Association would be compelled to cancel its Saturday July 21 race card. Clearly, it was in the best interests of its athletes, equine and human, and guests to cancel.
So, what do we do at The Brunswick at Saratoga when a race day is cancelled? “Post Time on the Porch!” Well, in our air conditioned dining room, as outside on the porch was not fit for man nor beast.
Chef Kate prepared a casual and light luncheon for guests and staff. The conversation was lively; an afternoon card game followed. Those less interested in cards spent the afternoon on Broadway, introducing themselves to and experiencing shops and shop owners they would not see for racing.
All in all, a good decision from NYRA and a good day for our guests.
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