The first chapters of America's annals were just being written in 1863, but already this region was steeped in stories. Saratoga Springs, a community not far from the turning point of the Revolutionary War, was already part of history. Gambling and mineral baths brought tourism to town, but soon horse racing would be added, creating a trifecta of attractions. After four days of racing, an idea was born, forever connecting a city and a sport. Today we celebrate how Saratoga and that sport of grown over 150 years and how it all began From the Starting Gate.