Where Campo will put all the trainers and their horses is the biggest question the three-year veteran racing secretary has to face. He said that trainers have put in requests to stable nearly 3,000 horses in Saratoga at some point during the 36-day meet, and he has only 1,650 stalls available.
"Hopefully, we'll get a few can-cellations, but it will still be tight " a lot tighter than last year," said Campo.
The one issue with the stables Campo won't have to deal with this year is the security barns. The primary issues trainers had with the security barns when NYRA started them two years ago " the size of the stalls and the length of time horses must remain in the barns " have been long resolved.
"We've been through a cycle or two. It's just a maintainence issue right now," said Campo. ""