Live harness racing resumed in September and will continue to be held four days a week through Dec. 18.
Thursdays will feature a 4 p.m. post time. Friday and Saturday racing begins at 6:45 p.m. and Sundays start at 12:15 p.m.
The racing season features eight New York Sire Stakes Consolation Finals, which will offer a combined $200,000 in purses. Other highlights include the Jim Derue Memorial Trotting Series and Gary Kamal Memorial Pacing Series, both kicking off their first legs on Oct. 10.
“We look forward to an exciting second half of our 2016 season,” said John Matarazzo, director of racing operations at Saratoga Casino Hotel. “We’ve already seen some tremendous moments thus far, and we wish all of our horsemen the best of luck as we look to cap out the year on a high note.”
Returning is the weekly "World's Finest" handicapping contests via SaratogaBets, Saratoga Casino Hotel's interactive wagering platform. SaratogaBets members will be able to participate in online handicapping contests featuring races from Saratoga Harness, Batavia Downs and Yonkers Raceway.
To join SaratogaBets for free, visit SaratogaBets.com.
Coinciding with the return of live harness racing was the re-opening of Fortunes Restaurant. Overlooking the harness track, Fortunes Restaurant offers guests the ability to watch and wager on all the races while dining. Fortunes is open for a dinner buffet on Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 5 p.m., and a Sunday brunch buffet starting at 11 a.m.
For more information on harness racing, visit SaratogaCasino.com.
Saratoga Casino Hotel is located on Crescent Avenue in Saratoga Springs. It features over 1,700 slots, electronic table games, Vapor night club, two full-service restaurants with buffets, a casual dining restaurant, three full-service bars, deli and a variety of guest services including valet parking and coat check.
The all-new 117-room luxury hotel featuring Morton's The Steakhouse. Reservations are available now at www.saratogacasino.com. Operating hours for the gaming facility are 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. every day.