Friday, 11 August 2017 14:23

Week Five Events At Saratoga Race Course

Grandstand Admission Tickets for Travers Day Discounted with Advance Purchase

The New York Racing Association is offering grandstand Travers Day admission tickets at a discounted price to fans who purchase in advance. Those buying grandstand in advance will receive $5 off the usual $15 at the gate. Travers Day is Saturday, August 26. They are selling out quickly. Visit www.Ticketmaster.com to purchase in advance. 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

Tale of the Cat

Race is run at 6 furlongs in dirt, $100,000.

Breakfast at Saratoga, presented by B95.5 FM Breakfast Club

Fans are invited to enjoy breakfast on The Porch of the clubhouse while the thoroughbreds train on the main track. Breakfast is held from 7 to 9:30 a.m. and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The morning buffet is $18.50 for adults and $10.25 for kids. Mornings at Saratoga also welcome fans to go behind the scenes with a free, guided backstretch tram tour. Tram tours begin at 7:30 a.m. and depart from the clubhouse entrance approximately every 15 minutes through 9 a.m. Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are 45 minutes in length. Breakfast and tours are available daily, except Travers Day, Saturday, August 26.

Woodford Reserve
Fridays at The Post

Racing fans are invited to continue their day at Saratoga with Woodford Reserve Fridays at The Post, the lively bar and entertainment sport area located adjacent to the paddock. Each Friday of the meet will feature a DJ and dancing, cocktail samplings and trivia at The Post following the day’s final race

Taste NY: Craft Beer

Taste NY: Craft Beer event, which offers guests a selection of New York craft beers available for sampling each Friday in partnership with the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets. Fans will be able to sample five craft beers for $5 at the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion from noon to 5 p.m.

Community Booth

Saratoga Bridges , a non profit, will be at the community booth to discuss their organization that has served developmentally challenged people and their families for more than 55 years.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

Fourstardave Handicap

Ran for 1 mile  on turf, grade 1, $500,000.

Adirondack

Ran for 6 ½ furlongs on dirt, grade 2, $200,000.

Taste NY: Food and Artisans

Taste NY: Food and Artisans, a lively on-track market where guests can sample and shop food and crafts in the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market will be held each Saturday and Sunday of the 2017 meet. The events will be complemented by handicapping tutorials and racing tips from the Bets Squad, as well as the opportunity to learn more about NYRA Bets and NYRA XP.

Ketel One Party at The Post

The fun will continue each Saturday of the season with the Ketel One Party at The Post. Saturday evenings at Saratoga will feature music from a DJ following the day’s final race, cocktail samplings and giveaways.

Taste NY: Food and Artisans

Taste NY: Food and Artisans, a lively on-track market where guests can sample and shop food and crafts in the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market will be held each Saturday and Sunday of the 2017 meet. The events will be complemented by handicapping tutorials and racing tips from the Bets Squad, as well as the opportunity to learn more about NYRA Bets and NYRA XP.

Community Booth

Saratoga Springs Figure Skating Club will be at the community booth today to provide information to people interested in figure skating. The club offers lessons for beginners and skills and drills for advanced skaters. 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13

G2 Saratoga Special

Ran on 6 ½ furlongs on dirt, grade 2, $200,000.

Moet and Chandon Mimosa Sundays   

Stop by The Post Bar every Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to sample mimosas. Must be 21+ to enjoy.

Taste NY: Food and Artisans: The Sunday edition of the market will welcome guests to the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Community Booth

The Joseph Ahmed Foundation, an organization that focuses on the prevention, discovery, and treatment of childhood cancers such as Ewing’s Sarcoma, will be at the community booth today talking about their cause and how you can get involved.

MONDAY, AUGUST 14

Saratoga Dew

Ran on 1 1/8 dirt, $100,000.

Berkshire Bank Family Monday

Monday will be highlighted by the return of Berkshire Bank Family Mondays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion. This week, don’t miss the Puppet show!

Community Booth

The Shenendehowa Nordic Club , a members only organization that promotes cross country skiing in Saratoga County, will be at the community booth today.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15

DARK DAY, NO RACES.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16

Celebrate Adirondacks Day

At the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion, this event will feature activities and exhibits that highlight the Adirondacks and the home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid.

Bolton Landing

Ran on 5 ½ turf, $100,000.

Moet and Chandon Wine Wednesdays

Every Wednesday The Post Bar will host this event offering different wine samples to participants 21+.

Community Booth

CDNY Synchronized Skating will be at the community booth today. They represent athlete skaters from around the Capital District. Stop by to learn more about their team opportunities.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 

NYB Union Avenue

Ran on 6 ½ furlongs of dirt, $100,000.

Taco and Tequila Thursdays

On every Thursday of the season, come enjoy tacos and margaritas at The Post restaurant while listening to a live flamenco guitar performance. This event takes place after the day’s final race.

Taste NY: Wine, Cider, and Spirits

Taste NY will be offering a variety of samples every Thursday from noon to 5:00 p.m. for the wine, cider, and spirits lover. $5 for five samples, 21+ to participate.

Community Booth

Saratoga Foundation for Innovative Learning (SFIL) will be at the community booth today. This organization is a non-profit that gathers community members as volunteers whose goal is to “foster forward-thinking and creative opportunities in the Saratoga Springs City School District,” according to the SFIL website.

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