Thursday, 19 August 2021 12:08

“Saratoga” A Poem by John F. Cox

A passionate lover
And a sworn nemesis. 
Love to see her come, 
Hate to watch her leave. 
Ponies win and lose.
Money comes and goes…
…But mostly, it just goes.
Whether hobnobbing with the suits, 
Or slumming with the scabs, 
We’re here for the same things, really – 
Mostly thrills and laughs. 
And when the party’s over, 
Back to the Bluegrass I go. 
See you next year; next summer, 
My lovely friend and foe.

About John:
A native of Lexington, KY, John F. Cox has been traveling to Saratoga Springs, NY for the August Fasig-Tipton sales and race meet since he was a child. He formerly worked as a staff writer for Churchill Downs and a brand ambassador for America’s Best Racing, authoring several racing articles in various digital and print publications. Cox currently serves as Public Affairs Manager at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in Frankfort, KY. 

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  • BALLSTON  Laurie Pollard sold property at 20 Silver Springs Dr to Alexander Garcia for $760,000. Eric Wade sold property at 169 Charlton Rd to Joseph Naglieri for $490,000. Scott Crwaford sold property at 1207 Saratoga Rd to Susan Bingham for $235,000. Traditional Home Builders and Development sold property at 22 Mallory Way to Aaron Smith for $573,041. Gerard Largo sold property at 5 Lazur Dr to Anthony Long for $929,000 Jeremy Wood sold property at 77 Church Ave to Gregory Sauer for $300,000. Sharon Way sold property at 292 Lake Rd to Weichert Workforce Mobility for $510,000. Weichert Workforce Mobility…
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