Want to see who might be waiting for you at Saratoga Race Course this summer? The horses got a little company from a visitor early Monday morning.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., June 15, 2009 — Saratoga Race Course employees arrived at work Monday morning to find a cow moose wandering the exterior of the property, New York Racing Association officials said. After NYRA security worked in support of the Saratoga Springs police department to bring the moose to safety inside the gates to Saratoga Race Course, Environmental Conservation officials tranquilized the moose with the intention of delivering it unharmed back to its natural environment.
The moose was first spotted around 6 a.m. by Saratoga city police officers along Nelson Avenue. It eventually wandered onto Frank Sullivan Place strolling along the track fence. City police requested that NYRA security open the Lincoln Avenue entrance to the track in order to keep it out of harm’s way, as well as to ensure the safety of pedestrians and drivers, until workers from the Department of Environmental Conservation could arrive on the scene.
NYRA employees say while Saratoga Race Course is a 350-acre urban park, they do not recall ever before seeing a moose on the property.
—Taken from a NYRA press release—
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