Sad that track season is almost over at the Saratoga Race Course? There’s still plenty to be excited about during Week 8, also known as Fan Appreciation Week. Check out all of the fun events happening below.
Shop the Premium Giveaway Sale
Missed out on a premium giveaway or wish you had more than one of your favorite item? Well, here’s your chance! Starting at 11 am on Wednesday and Thursday, NYRA will be hosting a sale near the Big Red Spring. The giveaways will be on sale for $2 to $5 and will include items from this summer and previous years. All purchases are cash only, sales final, and while supplies last, so make sure you shop early. Featured items include:
- the 2019 Saratoga picnic cooler, presented by NYRA Bets
- the 2019 Saratoga baseball cap, presented by Saratoga Casino Hotel
- the 2019 Saratoga beach towel, presented by Upstate Ford Dealers
- an assortment of other giveaways from past years
There’s still one more giveaway this season. A gray zip-up hoodie with a red Saratoga logo will be free with admission, while supplies last, on Sunday, September 1.
Celebrate Italian and Irish Culture
Stop by the Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday for food, crafts, music, and dance during Italian & Irish American Day. Shop Irish merchandise from Tipperary at Tara and get a taste of Italian food, with proceeds going to the Italian Heritage Association and Museum in Albany. Watch dancers from The Boland School of Irish Dance and the Albany Dancesport Club as they perform an Irish stepdance and an Italian folk dance, respectively.
There will also be live music from several artists, including tenor Angelo Mazzone, Jr., who will sing the National Anthem and perform throughout the day. Also featured will be Italian music from singers Michael Clement, Rosanne Hargrave, Rafi Topalian, and accordion player Ralph Brooks, and Irish music from Drank the Gold.
Most of the events will be taking place at the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion from 11 am to 5 pm.
More Week 8 Happenings
During Fan Appreciation Week, guests can take advantage of discounts and special deals on tickets, merchandise, and food.
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday will have 12:30 pm post times. Saturday will feature the Grade 1 $750,000 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets, along with six other graded stakes happening on Labor Day weekend.