Dog Days of Saratoga

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The world famous Saratoga Race Course opened this past week for the 147th year, making it the oldest organized sporting venue of any kind in the United States. The city of Saratoga's population has swelled with people vacationing  and some coming to live for the entire racing meet. Amongst, the Socialites, TV Stars, and regular "JOES"..are the Jockeys and their families.

I got to meet Edgar Prado's wife Lilly, daughter Patty, and adorable doggies Missy & Barbaro. In case you were wondering, Barbaro was the namesake of the horse Edgar Prado rode to win the 2006 Kentucky Derby.  The colt went on to the Preakness, where it broke down & later passed away from laminitis.

Be sure to check back..I will be posting all the pup's that are "seen" around Saratoga!012.JPGoga!

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Melanie Dallas

Melanie Dallas is the owner of Sloppy Kisses, the area's premier dog bakery and designer pet boutique with locations in Saratoga Springs and Clifton Park, N.Y. A retail shop owner since 1997, she opened her first pet boutique in 2006. The second boutique opened in March of 2009. Strong motivation and a dedication to marketing have made Dallas a success in the pet product business. Melanie resides in Wilton with her husband Eugene , her 2 daughters Madison & Ava and her 13 1/2 yr old Chocolate Lab Marley. Read her blog about everything doggie-related in the Saratoga area.