Racing begins for 2022 season in Saratoga

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SARATOGA, N.Y. (WHEC/WNYT) – The 154th season at Saratoga Race Course is now officially underway.

Though the gates didn’t open until 11 a.m., plenty of racing fans were lined up in the wee hours of the morning, eager to score that perfect spot to watch the races.

When the gates opened it was not the ideal start to the racing day as at about 12:50 p.m., 15 minutes before the first race, the skies opened. But it only lasted for about 20 minutes, and then things cleared up.