SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association held a press conference Monday to announce the plans for the 2013 meet at Saratoga Race Course.
Senior executives from NYRA discussed the stakes and racing schedule, marketing promotions and special events, new on-track attractions and the horsemen, jockeys and thoroughbreds expected for the season.
NYRA also unveiled its lineup of signature Saratoga giveaways:
- July 28th—T-shirt
- Aug 11th—Bobblehead of thoroughbred Fourstardave
- Aug 18th—Race Course replica (not pictured)
- Sept 1st—Beer stein
The NYRA announced that twilight racing will be reduced to one night in response to concerns from downtown merchants and a new free shuttle from the nearby Saratoga casino and raceway to track will be offered.
The 2013 racing season takes place from July 19 to Labor Day, September 2. This year marks the 150thanniversary of the first organized race meet in 1863.