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Saratoga marks 150 years of thoroughbred racing

Updated: May 24, 2013, 9:27 AM ET
Associated Press

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Mineral springs, gambling and horses.

In this world-famous thoroughbred racing hotbed, the four-legged stars who have drawn people here since the bloodiest days of the Civil War actually took third billing coming out of the 19th-century tourism starting gate, trailing the resort spas and the casinos that offered visitors a diversion in between the taking of the waters.

"The waters brought them first, the casinos second and the horse racing third," said Allan ...

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