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Saratoga Set to Race Again

NYRA and Saratoga 150 Committee Unveil “Hoofprints Walk Of Fame” at Saratoga Race Course
Photo: NYRA

 

Can't wait for Saratoga to embark on its 150th season of racing? Can't get enough of all things Saratoga? Well, then take a look along the backside to the historic track and a glimpse into Saratoga's recent Open House. And if this isn't enough to whet your appetite, racing is soon to be underway under the distinctive Saratoga steeples...

 



Be sure to follow Tony Bada Bing on Twitter at @tonycbadabing as he'll take part in all the festivities during Saratoga's opening weekend with a few video surprises in store.

 

What the Nation is saying about Saratoga Set to Race Again...

go look at the silks storage room
missing opening day but will be their trackside saturday and sunday, can't wait to see Zenyatta sister in the shuvee on saturday
Sweet video, Tony!
My favorite meet by far.
Love the hoof prints at the end. See you in a few days at the Spa!
Forget Bill Nack, NBC should be knocking on your door for video narration pronto! Great stuff, Tony!

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Tony Bada Bing began his lifelong quest of finding winners more than 35 years ago as a fifth grade student. This is when his grandfather first took him to the many Off Track Betting facilities sprinkled throughout Long Island, NY. While many kids his age were clamoring to hit the beach or an amusement park during summer vacation, Bada Bing was spending it in stuffy, smoked-filled rooms filled with retirees and reprobates listening to Marshall Cassidy on tape delay calling Saratoga.

This passion was further lit by his father, who took Bada Bing to East Boston's Suffolk Downs, only after Bada Bing learned to read the Racing Form. For most of his young adult life a summer rotation of NY OTB, Suffolk, and the now shuddered Rockingham Park in Salem, NH filled his betting days. 

Notable winners along the way: Willow Hour's and Runaway Groom's Travers wins as well as Derby winners Grindstone, Thunder Gulch (which he called in print the day before) and Super Saver. His latest quest is to hit the Kentucky Derby superfecta.

Bada Bing plays tournaments at Derby Wars, bets through several account wagering sites and has blogged about Thoroughbred racing for the past four years. He prefers the bigger meets of NYRA and California as well as seasonal meets of Gulfstream, Churchill and Oaklawn. He likes vertical, multirace wagers like Pick 4s.

He has produced several Horse Racing Nation videos, in addition to blogging. He can be found at Twitter @tonycbadabing. While away from the track Bada Bing enjoys time with his wife, who tolerates and supports his passion, and his two children.