Fan Appreciation Week highlights last week in Saratoga – Saratogian
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1
Anticipation: The 17th Edition of Grade 3, $ 150,000 Anticipation for 2-year-olds running 1 1/16 miles on the Mellon Grass Course serves as the headliner of a 10-race program that launches the last week of the Spa summer meeting. The first message time is 1:05 p.m. EST.
Fan Appreciation Week: The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will thank their fans for a great season with a series of special offers during Fan Appreciation Week at Saratoga Racecourse. Fans will enjoy Buy One offers, Get One Free on reserved seating in The Cutwater Stretch and Grandstand, and reserved tables at the Fourstardave Sports Bar and Miller Lite Picnic Paddock all week. Fans will enjoy special savings on four-family packs and Clubhouse box seats during Berkshire Bank Family Sunday on September 5th. at Club 1863. For more information, visit NYRA.com/FanWeek.
Saratoga Premium Giveaway Sale: Fans will have the opportunity to get a giveaway from yesteryear’s favorite track at a premium giveaway sale starting at 11 am near the Clubhouse Exchange opposite the News 10 pavilion. A selection of giveaways Saratoga from previous years and earlier this summer will be available for purchase, including memorabilia like the bobblehead Angel Cordero, Jr .; Saratoga wall clock 2017; Saratoga cooler bag and long sleeve t-shirt 2015; as well as a selection of Saratoga umbrellas, t-shirts, beach towels, hats and many other collectibles from the past decade. Vintage and current items will be available for $ 10 and under, while supplies last. Cash only accepted. All sales are final.
Cutwater Spirits and Babe Wine Specials: Fans will get special savings all week on Cutwater Spirits ready-to-drink cocktails and Babe Rosé Wine for just $ 10 at Cutwater Stretch, Cutwater Gazebo and all restaurants on the maid. way. Available daily until Labor Day.
Volcan Tequila Summer Music Stage: The Volcan Tequila Summer Music Stage will host live music from the George Fletcher Blues Band.
NYRA Bets Gift Cards: NYRA Bets Gift Cards are available for purchase at over 150 Stewart’s stores and can be used to automatically deposit funds into a NYRA Bets account to bet on Saratoga online in over hundreds of racetracks. Across the country.
Saratoga Live: Saratoga Live features daily TV coverage of the 40 Day Summer Meet on FOX Sports. For the full Saratoga Live broadcast schedule and additional lineup information, visit NYRA.com/SaratogaLive.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
PG Johnson: The 17th edition of the $ 120,000 PG Johnson for juvenile fillies running 1 1/16 miles on indoor turf is scheduled as race 9 on the 10 race map.
Zac Brown Band Ticket Discounts and More: Pending approval from the New York State Gaming Commission, fans will have the opportunity to win tickets to many Capital Region events and attractions. Prices include tickets to the Zac Brown Band concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on October 3; NYRA Bets gift cards valued at $ 50; and tickets to see two of the Capital Region’s top sports teams: the Adirondack Thunder and the Tri-City ValleyCats. Registration forms will be available at all customer service points from 11 a.m. No purchase is necessary to participate.
Low Roller Challenge Handicap Contest: Every Thursday features the Low Roller Challenge Handicap Contest, available exclusively on the track with a buy-in of $ 40. Registration begins at 11 a.m. near the Sports Bar in Fourstardave.
Volcan Tequila Summer Music Stage: The Volcan Tequila Summer Music Stage will host live music by Fenimore Blues.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3
Lucky Coin: Friday’s $ 120,000 Lucky Coin, the hallmark of Saratoga Racecourse, is a 5 1/2 stage Mellon turf sprint for older horses.
Saratoga welcomes Olympic medalist Emma White: NYRA will celebrate the achievements of Tokyo 2020 Olympic bronze medalist Emma White from Duanesburg, NY. White, who was part of the US cycling team that won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this summer, will appear in the winner’s circle for a race named in his honor during the afternoon.
Happy Hour Specials: Fans will be able to take advantage of numerous Happy Hour Specials throughout the day, including a selection of cocktails for $ 10. Drinks on offer include Toga Peach tea, Washington lemonade and Chandon Garden Spritz cocktail, as well as ready-to-drink cocktails from Cutwater Spirits and Babe Rosé wine. Several beers will also be available for the special price of $ 5, including Blue Moon Light Sky, Yuengling Lager and Brooklyn Lager.
NYRA Hometown Hero, presented by CDPHP: NYRA will announce the final winner of its Hometown Hero program, presented by CDPHP, which recognizes local essential workers for their service and dedication to the community during the pandemic. Each winner has the opportunity to present a trophy in the winner’s circle.
Volcan Tequila Summer Music Stage: The Volcan Tequila Summer Music Stage will host live music from the Rich Ortiz Trio.
Piazza Italia: Piazza Italia, located in the Saratoga Events Pavilion, near Gate A, will host live music with Nick Collucio from noon to 4 p.m. paninis with Italian meats and cheeses, Fratelli Beretta cold cuts, Monti Trentini cheeses, Italian Bindi Gelato, Tiramisu and Peroni beer.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4
Jockey Club Gold Cup and Flower Bowl: Saturday will feature the Saratoga debut of a pair of previously held fall stakes at Belmont Park: Year 1, the $ 1 Million Jockey Club Gold Cup 1/4 mile for children ages 3 and up, and the $ 600,000 Flower Bowl, an 11-stage turf test for fillies and older mares. Today’s card will also include the Prioress Grade 2, $ 250,000 for second year fillies sprinting 6 stages and the Saranac Grade 3, $ 200,000 for second year students running 1 1/16 miles on turf.
Volcan Tequila Summer Music Stage: The Volcan Tequila Summer Music Stage will host live music from Nite Train with Thomasina Winslow.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 5
12:35 p.m. Post time: The last Sunday of the season will feature an 11-race map with a first post time of 12:35 p.m.
Spinaway: The $ 300,000 Spinaway for Class 1, 7-stage juvenile fillies completes the series of graduated bets for 2-year-old fillies at Saratoga this summer.
Saratoga Long Sleeve Hooded T-Shirt: Fans will appreciate the latest gift of the season: a Saratoga Long Sleeve Hooded T-Shirt. The gray hoodie, featuring the red Saratoga logo, will be available for free with paid entry, while supplies last. Limited supplies available. NYRA strongly encourages fans to limit the exchange to one article per person.
Family 4-seat reserved package: Families can take advantage of a Family 4-seat reserved package, which includes four reserved seats in the grandstand and vouchers for two hot dogs and one soda per person for $ 84. Clubhouse boxes for five people are also available for $ 150. Packages are available by calling the NYRA Box Office at 844-NYRA-TIX or in person at the NYRA Box Office near Gate A.
Free drawstring bags with school supplies at Berkshire Bank Family Sundays: Children will receive free colorful drawstring bags with back-to-school items, while supplies last, at the latest edition of the popular weekly children’s event , sponsored by Berkshire Bank. Kids will be able to color their back-to-school bags and enjoy a wide variety of free activities, games, attractions and educational activities for families from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Berkshire Bank Family Zone, located in the Inside Gate A near the Saratoga Racecourse Ticket Office.
Low Roller Challenge Handicap Contest: Every Sunday features the Low Roller Challenge Handicap Contest, available exclusively on the track with a buy-in of $ 40. Registration begins at 11 a.m. near the Sports Bar in Fourstardave.
Volcan Tequila Summer Music Stage: The Volcan Tequila Summer Music Stage will host live music from The Hawthornes.
LABOR DAY, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6
12:35 p.m. Post time: The last day of the Saratoga season will feature an 11-race map with a first post hour of 12:35 p.m.
Hope: The traditional closing day feature, the 117th Edition of Grade 1, $ 300,000 Hopeful for 2-year-olds, will offer fans a glimpse of potential stars from next year’s Triple Crown series and Runhappy Travers . The day card will also include the Bernard Baruch $ 200,000 Grade 2 handicap for children 3 years of age and over running 1 1/16 miles on grass.
Dunkin ‘Coffee Donation to BEST: NYRA will present over 100 pounds of Dunkin’ Coffee to the Backstretch (BEST) Employee Service Team on the closing day of the 2021 racing season. The coffee donation is based on the Dunkin ‘pledge to provide BEST with one pound of coffee for each Saratoga 2021 main owner, trainer and jockey win.
Volcan Tequila Summer Music Stage: The Volcan Tequila Summer Music Stage will host live music from Big Medicine.
All events and activities are subject to change at NYRA’s discretion.