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With the racetrack dark for the day, leaders in New York's horse racing industry assembled in Saratoga Springs to discuss the retirement of thoroughbreds – a topic that has long been the subject of equine advocates.

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Saratoga Springs will be packed with visitors for Travers weekend and public safety officials are putting a plan in place to make sure guests enjoy their stay.

The City of Saratoga Springs has settled a lawsuit with a motorist who was pepper sprayed by a policeman after he gave the officer the middle finger.

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A ceremony will be held in Saratoga Springs to unveil a statue of one of the greatest thoroughbred race horses of all time.

As part of Saratoga Springs’s Centennial Celebration, fans will be able to experience a day at the races free of charge this August.

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A fundraising campaign has been launched to turn a 19th-century cathedral in Saratoga Springs  into a hub for the arts.

Universal Preservation Hall, an 1871 Victorian Gothic cathedral a block from Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs, faced demolition a little more than a decade ago. Now, Proctors Theater and a group of volunteers are beginning a campaign to transform the historic building into an arts and cultural center in the Spa City.

It's one month until the meet at Saratoga Race Course and New York's horse racing organizers are preparing for a new season. In its first board meeting since April and American Pharoah's Triple Crown win at Belmont, the NYRA board is hoping improvements at the Spa will provide for an excellent racing season. 

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The City of Saratoga Springs has a new comprehensive plan after two years of meetings and debates. It replaces a document that had been in place since 2001.

In a city with exponential development and a strong downtown identity, conversation around a proposed parking garage in Saratoga Springs continues as a group of concerned citizens has organized a public forum on the project this weekend.

  The Exchange is a NYC based arts institution committed to the to creation of bold new work. Their Orchard Project has made its way to our region.

Over 25 projects will be developed in the various residencies of The Orchard Project in Saratoga Springs this month. It also marks the first-ever Orchard Project Presents season, a series of public performances that will take place at Universal Preservation Hall as well as at venues around Saratoga Springs.

The series will feature events every week in June, including Sneak Peeks, Cabarets and Concerts, and an Open Studio Week. Events are already underway and will conclude with an intimate concert with Tony Award winning actor, singer, and writer Alan Cumming. We get a look now with Ari Edelson - artistic director of The Exchange and founder of The Orchard.

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