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In upstate New York, the annual six-day horse racing meeting opens at Saratoga

Winslow Homer, "Our Watering Places - Horse Racing at Saratoga," Harper's Weekly Magazine, August 1865
08/07/1865
The summer season for New Yorkers continued with the opening of the Saratoga Race Meeting, New York.  The event lasted for the following six days.  The highlight was the victory of the horse Kentucky in the $1000 Saratoga Cup.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Chronology,"  Wilkes' Spirit of the Times and New York Sportsman, January 6, 1866, p. 292. 

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