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  • Hakone Gardens in Saratoga is tranquil, not techie
    Hakone Gardens in Saratoga is tranquil, not techie
    I’m a big fan of places that have the ability to not remind me of other places. Hakone Gardens doesn’t remind me at all of Silicon Valley.That’s not a bad thing.It might seem ironic to find such a lovely bit of Zen amid the high...
  • Teen suicide:  one year anniversary of 15-year old Saratoga girl's death
    Teen suicide: one year anniversary of 15-year old Saratoga girl's death
    It’s been a year since Saratoga High’s Audrie Pott committed suicide. At 15 years old, she decided that it was better to be dead than live with the shame and humiliation of cyber bullying: Four “friends” posted pictures of...
  • Breed the best with the best and hope for the best
    Promising two-year-olds highlight end of Saratoga meet
    Sadly, the Saratoga meet seems to come and go all too fast every year. All the hope and excitement that exists early in the meet, is replaced by the looming thought that if Labor Day is coming up, could Aqueducts inner track season be far behind?...
  • Spa Wine & Food Fest gears up with celebrity names
    Saratoga Wine & Food Festival gears up with celebrity names
    The annual hoopla that is the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours D'Elegance is fast approaching.The September 6-8 extravaganza has signed up Mo Rocca, a nationally-known comedian, writer and media personality, to headline the...
  • Kings Bishop draws field of 14
    Saratoga: Kings Bishop, deep field with lots of options
    In general the three year old sprint division gets the attention of a stepchild, mainly because all the talented three year olds begin their year with Triple Crown aspirations, at least their owners do. As the horses begin stretching out in...
  • Travers Stakes: Championship showdown at the Spa
    Travers Stakes: Championship showdown at the Spa
    If the three year old season was a horse race then this years class would be hitting the quarter pole right now. The race would be wide open and there would be three horses looking live on the turn for home. Over the grueling course of the horse...
  • Saratoga Polo
    Polo matches near Saratoga
    The Saratoga Polo Association holds polo matches every Friday and Sunday at 5:30pm. They are located in Greenfield Center, NY at 2 Bloomfield Road.Polo is currently played in 77 countries and was an Olympic sport from 1900-1936. It has gained...
  • Brian Regan
    Brian Regan: exclusive interview and upcoming Bay Area shows
    I had the great privilege of getting an exclusive phone interview with Brian Regan, an amazing comedian who has performed on the The Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central, Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and more!...
  • Cross Traffic wins the Grade I Whitney Handicap on Saratoga's 150th Anniversary
    Cross Traffic captures the Whitney
    A week after the untimely death of super sire Unbridled's Song, his son, Cross Traffic, emerged as a shining star today, capturing the prestigious Whitney Handicap-G1 at Saratoga over a stellar field of older handicap horses. It was the first...
  • taking turns beating each other
    Haskell, Jim Dandy battle for best three-year-old colt: Part II
    This weekend begins the second half of what appears to be a wide open race for three year old horse of the year. With this years Triple Crown races going to three different horses, the division is wide open for the taking. Saturday at Saratoga...
  • Saratoga Coffee Traders
    Saratoga Coffee Traders: Death Wish Coffee and more!
    North of Albany lies Saratoga Springs where one can find what is touted as the world’s strongest coffee – Death Wish Coffee. This uber-caffeinated coffee may only be found at Saratoga Coffee Traders, located at 447 Broadway, Saratoga...
  • I hope this guy took my advice
    Saratoga: Leave of Absence to kick off the Pick 6
    Saratoga play of the daySaturday- 7/20/2013, 6th race, post time 3:35 ET- 7 furlongs (dirt) Allowance Optional Claimer(62K/N2X)/ purse $85K three year olds and upAn excellent betting race to kick of the pick six. This race is interesting for a...
  • Free events to check out near San Jose this weekend
    Free events to check out near San Jose this weekend
    Summer is just around the corner and these events are perfect ways to break in to that time of fun and sunin nearby Saratoga.Spring Festival at Hakone GardensHakone Gardens is holding its 14th annual Hakone Matsuri Spring Festival on Sunday, May...
  • Barenaked Ladies - Grinning Streak
    Barenaked Ladies @ Mountain Winery (Saratoga, CA) June 25th & 26th
    The Barenaked Ladies return to the Bay Area with Ben Folds Five for two nights of ninety's bliss. To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, Barenaked Ladies are hitting the road and releasing a new album Grinning Streakwhich is due out June 4th....
  • Americans Win Battle of Saratoga
    Americans Win Battle of Saratoga
    Two-hundred and thirty-five years ago, on October 17, 1777, British forces under General John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops in Saratoga, N.Y., in a major turning point of the Revolutionary War.On October 7, eighteen days after the First...