Declaring a winner for Saratoga season

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Here's an interesting article about the Saratoga 2010 Season. Despite the rosy picture painted, there's also cause for concern. From the Albany Times Union:

Saratoga Springs

By most accounts, this summer's Saratoga Race Course meet was a terrific success — both for fans of local racing and the businesses they frequented.

Yet the post-meet glow may be hiding a few dark clouds.

Daily average attendance at Saratoga Race Course dipped this year for the third straight year, continuing a slide that has seen the track's average audience fall by nearly a quarter since the record-breaking meet in 2003.

This year's daily average was down by 7.4 percent — a drop that at first glance seems alarming.

But officials from the New York Racing Association, which operates the Saratoga track, say they expected this year's daily average to fall, largely because they extended the length of the meet from 36 days to 40 days.

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