Saratoga celebrates 150th anniversary of racing at the track

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Several events will take place Saturday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first organized four-day race meeting in Saratoga Springs.

“The 150th anniversary season is a true celebratory moment for NYRA and the entire Saratoga Springs community. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of enthusiasm we have received from fans during this milestone moment,” said NYRA CEO and President Chris Kay. ‘Saturday will be a truly memorable day not only for Saratoga, but for the entire racing industry as a whole. We look forward to sharing the special occasion with our loyal fans.”

Fans that attend races Saturday will receive a free commemorative Saratoga Sesquicentennial poster featuring legendary figures from the past 150 years at Saratoga.

The day will be highlighted by the first in a series of five $15,000 win-wager opportunities, courtesy of Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson, honorary chairs of the Saratoga 150 committee. Registration for the four remaining drawings can be made HERE.

A birthday cake of sorts will be designed by Buddy Valastro, Jr. of Carlo's Bakery, the setting of the popular T.V. show “Cake Boss.”

You can find more about Saratoga race season HERE.


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