So Saratoga Springs opened their track (thoroughbred, mind you, not the trotters) a few weeks ago. I went up for opening day and the rest of the weekend. Great weather, great crowds, and a lot of fun. Even hit a few exactas and one superfecta. For opening day I wore a white linen suit (it was close to 90 degrees) and brown and white spectators. Even hit a few exactas and one superfecta. (Only a ten cent bet but it paid me almost $60!) The other days were just as fun. Great weather. Wore linen. Unfortunately, most of the patrons dressed like they were going to sit around the backyard pool. The age of elegance really is dead. To celebrate our big wins, we had dinner at Siro's, right by the track. Note the guy below seated at the table in some loud suit, wearing his hat at the table. I wore my spats one day. Only one person commented on them. Here's my vintage luggage. The second largest piece is known as a "Three suiter" because you can pack three suits into it. Has bakelite hangers and a bar which keeps your suits folded in place with virtually no wrinkles. I'll head up a couple more times before the season ends at Labor Day. The track is pretty incredible and is amazing vintage architecture. The only disappointment is the lack of sartorial sharpness. Most of the women have no idea how to wear their hats, and the lids on the guys are few and far between, and mostly cheap. I had one employee, an older gent, actually thank me for reminding him how classy the place used to be. See you at the track!