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Saratoga’s storied summer meet kicks off on Friday and runs through Labor Day. If you’re making a pilgrimage to horse racing’s most holy ground, we have 10 things to know before you go!

Saratoga is famous for its historic horse racing meet, but it’s also home to some of the most delicious food you’ll ever eat. If you’re heading to upstate New York this summer, here are some restaurants you’re going to want to try!

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Welcome to Tacos and Trifectas! Each week, America’s Best Racing’s Southern California correspondent Jose Contreras - @LosPonies to those who follow him on Twitter - will provide a taco review along with a selection that he will key in trifecta bets in hopes of winning some cash to buy more tacos! Contreras will map out a trifecta betting strategy for how to key his main pick and keep track of his return on investment (ROI), which was positive in 2017.

Stop back each week if you love tacos and want a trifecta play!

Horse racing’s summer season unofficially begins this week with opening days at two of the premier racetracks in the world, one a living historical monument ensconced in rustic upstate New York, and the other basking under the sun and soothed by an oceanside breeze on the southern California coast.

Summer in San Diego can’t be topped — sunshine, beaches, parks, restaurants, concerts, and, oh yeah, world-class horse racing just north of the city at Del Mar!

The historic race meet opens Wednesday, and the seaside track is sure to attract plenty of celebrities, socialites, horse lovers, handicappers, and of course, top-class racehorses. Read on for a rundown of Del Mar’s summer meet by the numbers.

1 mile - Circumference of the dirt main track at Del Mar.

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