The New York Racing Association, Inc.
will host a weekly celebration of global
culture and heritage with its inaugural International Heritage Series at Saratoga
Race Course during the 2014 summer meet.
The day-long festive events will feature
traditional music, dance, entertainment,
crafts and food each Wednesday from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Saratoga Pavilion located
inside the reserved seats box office
entrance. Musical and dance performances
will also take place near the Saratoga
bandstand and gazebo throughout each
afternoon, officials said.
The International Heritage Series lineup
will include: Latino-American Day on July
23; Italian-American Day on July 30; Irish-American
Day on aug. 6; African-American
Day on aug. 13; and Asian-American Day on
Aug. 20. The final installment of the series
will celebrate the history and culture of
Saratoga Springs with Saratoga Heritage
Day on Aug. 27.
“We look forward to welcoming first-time
fans and loyal guests to Saratoga to celebrate
their heritage and enjoy some of the
finest thoroughbred racing in the world,”
said NYRA CEO and President Chris Kay.
Fans will be encouraged to dress up
their picnic displays in the backyard with
cultural décor in correspondence with
the weekly theme for the chance to win a
variety of prizes.
Named one of the top 10 sports venues in
the nation by Sports Illustrated, Saratoga
Race Course has been the summer home
to champion thoroughbreds, renowned
trainers, celebrated jockeys and famed
horsemen for over 150 years.
Organizations interested in participating
in the inaugural international Heritage Series
at Saratoga Race Course should contact
nicole cochetti at 383-6183 or email@example.com.
The 2014 summer meet at Saratoga
Race Course begins on Friday, July 18,
and concludes on Labor Day, Monday, Sept.
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