SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – The gates at the Saratoga Race Course officially opened for the 2012 season on Friday.
Some attendees waited outside the gates hours before they opened so they could get a spot inside.
Many people also got to the race course early have breakfast at the Clubhouse and watch the horses warm up for the day.
As the crowds piled in, NEWS10 was able to speak with one man who has made attending Opening Day a family tradition. The man says he has attended Opening Day for 30 years.
Another newlywed couple attended Opening Day as part of their honeymoon. They said they got the chance to attend the race course two years ago and had a great time, so they returned.
Opening day was full of excitement. NEWS10 will be reporting live from Saratoga every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 4pm, 5pm, 5:30pm, and 6pm.
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