Latham and Saratoga...
The other thoroughbreds of August: Up in Saratoga, it's a big thing to attract trackgoers to your local business, as the TU reports today. Farther away from the track, it's a little more difficult to do with a straight face, but they still try it. It's definitely a running joke in Colonie that a lot of local businesses try to cash in on 'toga in August by promoting their "relationship" with the track. Cheap motels on Route 9 in Latham advertise themselves as "minutes from the track" or "just south of Saratoga." Restuarants occasionally offer discounts for people who bring in losing betting slips. And every newstand sells the Post Parade for the month. But I think we may have a winner this year for "most desparate attempt to tie one's business to the track." Without further ado, the sign currently out front of Night Moves gentlemens' club, at the corner of Rt. 155 and Rt. 9, a solid 30 miles from the track: