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Track season may be coming to an end in the next week, but Spa City is ready to close it out with a bang. The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, along with NYRA, will once again host the annual Final Stretch Festival this weekend. 

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It's here, finally! Saratoga has been buzzing all week in anticipation of one of the biggest events of the year: The Travers!

This year is definitely special in comparison to past years, with Triple Crown Winner, American Pharoah, racing in the 146th running of the Travers. With such exciting news comes a lot of changes to take into consideration when heading to the track this weekend! Luckily for you, we've rounded up everything from fantastic celebrations to new security protocols you should be aware of.

Whether this is your first time attending or you're a seasoned vet -- take a look at our Travers roundup: 

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Happy Travers Week, Saratoga! By now I'm sure you've heard the buzz that American Pharoah will be joining us in Spa City for the most anticipated weekend of the year. In addition to the Triple Crown winner's appearance at the track, there are several other exciting events happening this week, as well! Take a look: 

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Yet another fantastic week has passed at the Saratoga Race Course. Check out some of the highlights from week five: 

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It's the most anticipated weekend of the year in Saratoga! Travers Day is finally upon us and we've rounded up the top events happening this weekend. Whether you want to be part of the hustle and bustle or steer clear of the track crowds, we have you covered! Take a look:

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Do you have your tickets for the Travers Celebration? If not, it's not too late! The annual gala will serve as the official party of the Travers and will be held in support of the Backstretch Employee Service Team, Saratoga Warhorse and the Times Union Hope Fund. 

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Tickets for the Capital Region's premiere tour of new homes are now on sale. The 2015 Saratoga Showcase of Homes is presented over three weekends: September 19 - 20, 26 - 27 and October 3 - 4. 

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If you didn't grab a ticket to Travers Day in time, have no fear! Even if you can't watch the races at the track, that doesn't mean you still can't get out your best hat and celebrate in Spa City! We've rounded up the top Travers Day viewing parties in Saratoga! Take a look:

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Looking for events to fill this warm, August weekend? Whether you would like a track filled few days or would rather steer clear of the crowds, take a look at our top picks of weekend happenings. 

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If you recall, at the end of July, Northshire Bookstore hosted a celebration of award-winning journalist Thomas Dimopoulos' book, "Saratoga Stories: Magic and Loss." Next week, the celebration will continue with a night of stories, music and words at Caffe Lena

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