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NYRA will celebrate the City of  Saratoga Springs' 100th birthday with free grandstand and clubhouse admission at the Saratoga Race Course on Saratoga Centennial Day, Wednesday, August 5th. Check out what the celebration has in store for track goers in addition to free admission: 

From public rallies on national television to online petitions, racing fans and officials will stop at nothing to get American Pharoah to trot along the historic Saratoga Race Course this summer. NYRA recently announced that they will raise the total amount of winnings for the 146th Travers Stakes from $1.25 million to $1.6 million if American Pharoah makes an appearance for the August 29th race. 

NYRA will host Season Pass and Ticket Holder Appreciation Days at the Saratoga Race Course from Saturday, August 1st through Monday, August 3rd. 

Have a season pass? Check out what's in store for you this weekend! 

A new noise ordinance may go into effect in Saratoga Springs. NYRA and the city of Saratoga Springs are seeking to lower the volume of construction noise near the Oklahoma track for the safety of horses and their riders.

What a weekend! The 2015 racing season in Saratoga kicked off in style with contests, new attractions and more. Couldn't make it? No worries! We've rounded up highlights from this past Opening Weekend.

This Opening Weekend is sure to be one for the books! Visitors to the track are in for a treat this year as there will be an array of new attractions, annual fan favorites and of course, the most incredible racing season yet.


Those who frequent Saratoga Race Course know all about the excitement of opening weekend, but this time around, the entire country will get to experience it firsthand. SportsCenter, ESPN's flagship sports news program, will be broadcasting from the Race Course on Saturday!

Photo Credit: SportsCenter via photopin (license)

Ever heard of disc golf? If not, you sure will soon! A nine-hole disc golf course has recently broke ground at Saratoga Spa State Park! After years of planning, volunteers from the Capital Region Disc Golf Club and State Park employees started working on the course this past Friday. 


Editor's Note: Updated with new information as of July 20, 2015

Opening Day will be here before you know it! With what's said to be the best season yet at the Saratoga Race Course, NYRA has announced two new reserved seating options for visitors! Those who have been in the habit of heading to the track early to grab a picnic table, will especially want to take note.

Are you a Saratoga Race Course season pass holder? If so, the New York Racing Association reiterated this week that the Race Course's Union Avenue box office will begin processing season passes this Saturday, July 18.


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