Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs’ newest bookshop, will host its first author event Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. Mike Kane and Allan Carter, authors of “150 Years of Racing in Saratoga: Little-Known Stories and Facts from America’s Most Historic Racing City,” will be in the store to discuss their book.
Since the inaugural race meeting was held in August 1863, Saratoga Springs has been the scene of memorable races, often featuring legends of the sport. Although some of the epic moments are still familiar today, many of the triumphs and defeats that were once famous have been forgotten. For example, few remember the filly Los Angeles, who throve at Saratoga, winning 16 stakes races. Carter and Kane take a look back at this and many other important but neglected stories from the history of America's oldest track. The evening will include a slide show of archival images from the book, a discussion with the authors and a book signing.
Northshire Bookstore is at 424 Broadway. For more information on this or other events, call 682-4200 or 1-855-339-5990, or visit the Northshire Bookstore Web site at www.northshire.com.