Harness Racing Fans – the wait is over! On March 1, Saratoga Raceway will embark on its 74th Season of Racing! At 12:45 pm, the Saratoga Casino and Raceway (aka Racino) will begin their 2015 season, with live racing, new features, and so much more!
The Racino’s spring schedule features live racing Fridays and Saturdays at 6:45 pm and Sunday matinees beginning at 12:45 pm.
Patrons will receive a complimentary long sleeve t-shirt at the Sunday, March 1 matinee card, with $2 programs available and free parking and admission as always.
2015 brings along a few changes to the live racing as well. The Thursday card has been moved to a 4:00 pm twilight post and will feature a happy hour with $1 hot dogs and draft beers (4:00 pm – 7:00 pm).
This year, the venue’s wagering platform (SaratogaBets) is set to unveil a new ‘One Card’ functionality system. The program is designed to streamline the on-property pari-mutual experience and allow visitors to earn rewards both on and off property throughout 2015 and beyond.
Horseplayers can also expect some new benefits including complimentary WiFi, mobile betting tablets and a race replay kiosk. During Fridays in March, all SaratogaBets members are encouraged to participate in weekly Saratoga Harness handicapping contests for a chance to win a $750 wagering credit.
The Racino, located on Crescent Avenue, features over 1,700 slots, electronic table games, Vapor Nightclub, and two full-service restaurants. The gaming facility is open every day, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Simulcast races can also be viewed every day, and live harness racing will occur through mid-December.