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Get ready for a fantastic summer weekend in Saratoga! From events at the Race Course to exciting concerts at both Spa State Park and SPAC, there's something for everyone.

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Track season is finally here - enjoy a hat contest, craft beer and food samples, a Bets Lounge, a Bets Squad, new amenities, giveaways, and of course the exciting racing, all happening this weekend at the Saratoga Race Track.

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For the eighth year, some of the country's top standardbred horses will converge on Saratoga Casino Hotel to compete in the Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Free for All (FFA) Pace. What puts this year's pace apart from previous years, though, is just how much talent there is in the field.

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Editor's Note (07/21/2016): The list of top events this weekend in Saratoga has been updated to include the Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace on July 23.

Looking for things to do this weekend? Check out these top ten events happening in and around Saratoga - including the Race Course's Opening Day!

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In celebration of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center's (SPAC) 50th Anniversary, acclaimed composer Michael Torke was commissioned by the venue, the Wait Family, and The Adirondack Trust Company to create an original orchestral piece. On Sunday, July 31, Torke will give a talk at Spa State Park's Victoria Pool Complex about the inspiration behind his new composition, "Unconquered," in preparation for its world premiere.

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(Photo: ©2016 SaratogaPhotographer.com)

A ribbon cutting ceremony, parade, and performance along with a major donation have just been announced for the Saratoga County Fair.

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Axe Women Loggers of Maine, photo provided  
The community booth lineup has been announced by NYRA for the 2016 Saratoga Race Track season, with more than 40 area nonprofits and school organizations participating. 

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Looking for things to do this weekend? Check out these top six events happening in and around Saratoga!

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Photo Credit: Saratoga Polo Association
UpBeat on the Roof, the popular and free rooftop summer concert series, continues with Decoda, a New York City-based chamber ensemble, who will be performing at 7pm on Friday, July 15th.

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Decoda, courtesy of the artists   
The event schedule for the 2016 track season has been announced by the New York Racing Association - and it looks to be a fantastic lineup! Check out craft beer tastings, parties, contests, and more happening this summer at the Saratoga Race Track.

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