On August 2, 1994, the fourth annual Lollapalooza tour rolled into Saratoga, New York for a stop at the famous Saratoga Springs Racetrack. That was the year the lineup featured the Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys, The Breeders, The Verve, and a ton of others.
The horses that lived in the nearby stables had been through everything: busy racing cards, crazy crowds, heavy thunderstorms—the works. But they had never been through anything quite like Lollapalooza.
Several horses were so freaked out by the loud music coming from the festival site that they had to be tranquilized and scratched from their races.
Not alt-rock fans, then…