The Saratoga Race Course has been host to thoroughbred racing since April 1863. It is the oldest sporting venue in the U.S. and Lauren Hawker was on hand this past weekend to catch the racing season was in full swing. Packed grandstands, festive well dressed onlookers, and high stakes races made for an energetic exciting experience.
All photos by Lauren Hawker. For more photos and in higher resolution, check out the BTR Today Flickr Set.