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Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:30

What’s Happening at the Saratoga Race Track

By Staff Report | News

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saturday, August 10: Fourstardave Handicap: The day’s feature race is the Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at a mile on the inner turf. This year’s edition is expected to include 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan, winner of eight of his previous nine starts, and will be broadcast on NBC as part of the network’s “Summer at Saratoga” series.

Sunday, August 11: Fourstardave Bobble head Giveaway: Racing fans will take home their own “Sultan of Saratoga” with a commemorative bobble head doll in honor of legendary thoroughbred Fourstardave who won at least one race at Saratoga each year from 1987 to 1994. The bobble head doll is available to all fans with paid admission, while supplies last.

Taste NY at Saratoga Race Course: An all-new attraction for the 2013 meet, Taste NY at Saratoga Race Course will be held each Sunday of the racing season from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at the Event Tent inside the entrance to the Reserved Seats Box Office near the Carousel, the lively market features numerous vendors and artisans offering products made exclusively in New York State. 

The Saratoga Special and Adirondack: The day belongs to the 2-year-olds with a pair of graded stakes: the Grade 2 Saratoga Special and Grade 2 Adirondack. 

Monday, August 12: Riders Up: An Evening of Jockey Karaoke: Saratoga jockeys will be in full voice when they take the stage at Vapor Night Club at Saratoga Casino and Raceway for an evening of live music, dancing and jockey karaoke to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. A surprise celebrity panel will serve as judges as Saratoga’s leading riders take to the stage for charity. Doors for general admission open at 7 p.m. with performances scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. Tickets for general admission are $75. VIP tickets are $150, which include a buffet dinner and exclusive meet and greet with Saratoga jockeys beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.pdjf.org. Must be 21 years old or over to attend.

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