Plantation, FL, NOV. 29, 2018--Pending the results of a committee hearing and subsequent NYRA Board approval, the 2019 Saratoga race meet will open July 11* and run through Labor Day, with Mondays and Tuesdays dark.

As a result, the current 40-day racing schedule would be maintained.

HRI did not receive confirmation on the story from a NYRA spokesperson when asked to comment on Wednesday.

This development was posted first at, the web address of NBC-affiliated Channel 13, which broadcasts throughout New York's Capital District.

A Tweet from CH-13 sports anchor Chris Onorato earlier cited multiple insider sources.

Stay tuned...

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