Friday, July 19, 2013

Saratoga Race Course Celebrates 150 Years of Thoroughbred Racing

On July 19th, Opening Day, NYRA kicked-off the official Saratoga 150 Celebration at Saratoga Race Course! NYRA President and CEO, Chris Kay, raised the Saratoga 150 flag with NYRA Board member and Chairman of the Saratoga 150 Committee,Charles Wait.

Before the first race, Chris Kay and Charles Wait were joined by NYRA Board Member, John Hendrickson, Honorary Chairman of the Saratoga 150 Committee, for the official ribbon-cutting to open the 2013 Saratoga race meet and receive the time capsule.

Join Hendrickson and Marylou Whitney commissioned the Saratoga 150 painted horse by Robert Clark which is on display near The Post at Saratoga Race Course for the duration of the meet.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Saratoga 150 Time Capsule Send-Off at Belmont Park

The Saratoga 150 time capsule began its journey from Belmont Park to Saratoga Race Course in style as it received items commemorating the 40th anniversary of Secretariat's Triple Crown win!
The time capsule will make stops in Albany where it will receive a proclamation from New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo marking the 150th Anniversary of Saratoga Race Course. The time capsule will continue its journey to Union College in Schenectady, the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls, the Saratoga Battlefield in the National Historic Park, and Ulysses S. Grant's Cottage.
You can view the route of the time capsule on and ALL fans are welcome to stop by to see the time capsule in the Guest Services Building at Saratoga Race Course throughout the meet.
Please contact me to make arrangements for any object you may wish to provide to the time capsule before the end of the race meet. The time capsule will be buried at Saratoga Race Course.

NYRA Welcomes Community to Saratoga 150 Open House and Concert

On July 14th, NYRA opened the gates to Saratoga Race Course for the 33rd Annual Open House. Community organizations are welcome each year to provide information about their missions to thousands who flock to the track each year one week before the official opening of the race meet.
This year, in conjunction with the celebration of 150 years of thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course, NYRA was proud to offer the community a FREE concert with Disney Channel star, Zendaya! Over 22,000 patrons attended this family fun-filled afternoon.