Saratoga Race Course Opens with Giveaway This Weekend
One of the true signs of summer is the opening of the Saratoga Race Course. Believe it or not, we’re already here and they have a ton of giveaways this season for you!
The Saratoga Race Course is opening this weekend, the earliest ever on the schedule. The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced to the Times Union what the giveaways would be this year, with one already this weekend.
On Opening Day, this Thursday, July 11th, if you’re a season pass or season ticket holder, you can get a white cooling towel with a red Saratoga logo. Then, this Sunday, you can get a red collapsable cooler with a white Saratoga logo. Also, this weekend, is an appearance from New York Yankee great Mariano Rivera (Friday) and a performance from local American Idol contestant, Madison Vandenberg (Sunday). Sunday is also the 28th Annual Hat Contest.
After that, August 7th is a giveaway of a Saratoga baseball cap with red, black, and grey camouflage. Next, August 21st is a circular beach towel featuring a horse, jockey, with the grandstand in the background. Last, on September 1st, is a grey zip-up hoodie with the red Saratoga logo.
Other events you can look forward to this year are: Military Appreciation Day (July 24), Taste NY Food Day (July 31), First Responders Day (August 7), Fabulous Fillies Day (August 8), Stewart’s Ice Cream Eating Contest (August 21), Travers Day (August 24), and Closing Day (September 2). The full event list can be found on the NYRA website.