Text: H.Res.1513 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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H. Res. 1513

                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                         July 21, 2010.
Whereas, July 23, 2010, marks the start of the Saratoga Race Course's 142nd 
        season;
Whereas the Saratoga Race Course is the oldest continuously operating 
        thoroughbred race track in the United States;
Whereas the Saratoga Race Course is the oldest organized sporting venue in the 
        United States;
Whereas 2010 marks the 141st running of the Travers Stakes, the oldest major 
        thoroughbred race in the United States;
Whereas horseracing enjoys a rich history whose traditions are beloved 
        throughout the world;
Whereas the Saratoga Race Course welcomes an average of nearly 30,000 visitors 
        per day throughout its race season and 1,000,000 visitors annually, 
        tripling the population of Saratoga Springs each summer;
Whereas the Saratoga Race Course welcomes the best thoroughbreds from across the 
        United States and from around the world;
Whereas the Saratoga Race Course has a total economic impact of approximately 
        $200,000,000 throughout Saratoga County and the surrounding communities;
Whereas the Saratoga Race Course contributes more than 2,500 jobs to Saratoga 
        Springs and the surrounding area as well as nearly 17,000 jobs in 
        related fields;
Whereas Saratoga Springs is a top destination for tourists from around the 
        world;
Whereas the Saratoga Race Course has been able to maintain its Victorian charm 
        and original traditions; and
Whereas the Saratoga Race Course has been recognized by Sports Illustrated 
        Magazine as one of the world's greatest sporting venues and has 
        contributed to the town of Saratoga receiving the first ``Great American 
        Place'' Award from American Heritage Magazine: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) congratulates the Saratoga Race Course as it celebrates its 
        142nd season; and
            (2) recognizes the Saratoga Race Course's important place in 
        horseracing history.
            Attest:

                                                                          Clerk.