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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:

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. 


Funny Cide, the 2003 Kentucky Derby & Preakness winner, and racing fan favorite, will return home to Saratoga next week for a visit to the track. 

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:

If you've ever attended Whitney Day or Travers Day at the track then you have definitely seen the magnificent floral blankets that are presented to the winner. We had the opportunity to chat with Susan Garrett, a Saratoga Native who will create this year's special floral winner's blanket for the Travers. Could it be a special design for a very special visitor? Read the interview to find out more... 

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

It's always nice to know where the perfectly sewn seams on your favorite pair of work out gear came from. Greater Than Sports, commonly referred to as GTS Clothing, is an athletic clothing brand that not only has their headquarters planted in Saratoga Springs, but everything is made start to finish under the same roof, as well. 

We were lucky enough to have Dan Gejay, the marketing director at GTS, share the brand's story with us. Check it out!

Photo courtesy of GTS Clothing's Facebook page
Hockey fans, assemble! NYRA will welcome one of the most iconic trophies in the world of sports on Monday, August 10th to help raise funds for the Double H Ranch

The newly completed Centennial Park welcomed its latest addition this past week. The statue of Native Dancer, one of the most legendary horses in racing history, was unveiled on Saturday morning. 


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