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We're less than three months away from opening day at Saratoga Race Course! If you haven't already purchased a season or weekly ticket plan or a season pass, mark your calendars because daily reserved seats go on sale next week.

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Full-season ticket plans and season admission passes went on sale this week for Saratoga Race Course, and yesterday, we were notified that initial sales have been brisk! With your purchase, you reap the benefits of an expanded Perks program with exclusive offers. These include the guarantee of a premium Saratoga giveaway and special discounts at more than 20 retail, restaurant and professional services locations in downtown Saratoga Springs.

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Editor's Note: This article was updated on 3/31/16 to include a link to details on the 2016 Season Perks program.

Have you been anxiously waiting for the start of the 2016 summer meet at Saratoga? You may still have four months until opening day, but if you're planning on purchasing reserved seats for the full racing season, you only have two more weeks until you can reserve your tickets!

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The 75th anniversary season of live harness racing at Saratoga Raceway kicked off last Friday evening, and the entire season is expected to be packed with exciting action!

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The Saratoga Race Course welcomed several upgrades during the 2015 summer meet. From the Fourstardave Sports Bar to the Saratoga Walk of Fame, visitors were able to enjoy the facility enhancements to the Race Course. However, the improvements aren't going to stop there! Get the details: 

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NYRA's Reorganization Board of Directors heard a comprehensive report at the most recent meeting in Manhattan. The board recapped the record 2015 Saratoga meet and outlined the strong financial performance and results. Get the scoop: 

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Ed Lewi, a leader in the public relations industry who passed away at the age of 81 on Travers Day, was honored at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, September 6th. 

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It's hard to believe that the 2015 season at Saratoga Race Course has already come and gone. During what was an undoubtedly successful 40 days, NYRA hosted a total of 40 local non-profit organizations during the meet.

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The 2015 racing season may have ended, but we have more horse news for the Saratoga area! Rood and Riddle, a Kentucky based equine hospital, will expand its Saratoga Springs branch this fall. 

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Editor's Note 9/10/15: We've clarified that the race referenced in the article where Onion beat Secretariat was the Whitney Stakes. 

If you watched the Travers Stakes this past Saturday, you know how incredible and exciting the race was. Keen Ice pulled through and defeated Triple Crown champion, American Pharoah, in what seemed like the last possible seconds before the finish line. 

We had the opportunity to speak with Steven Bouchey, one of Keen Ice's owners about the big win, his horse's future and what he loves about Saratoga. Take a look!

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