n.— «Attendance figures on giveaway days here are inflated by a popular practice known as “spinning,” which if not unique to Saratoga is done here with a fervor seen at no other racetrack. Spinners here arrive early and pass through the $3 general admission gates as often as possible. Many are seen leaving before the races begin, carrying loads of the giveaway du jour. Families and friends work together to maximize the haul.» —“Saratoga’s rallying cry: If it’s free, it’s all me” by Paul Moran in Saratoga Springs Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) Aug. 18, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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