Sunday, August 31, 2008
FAN APPRECIATION DAY (and more!) on SPA MEET’S FINAL DAY
The 2008 Saratoga Race Course season heads towards its grand finale Monday, Labor Day, with an 11-race card topped by the 104th running of the Grade 1, $250,000 Three Chimneys Hopeful, the kid-friendly attractions of Family Fun Fest, the traditional Labor Day Barbeque and, in appreciation of Saratoga’s loyal fans, free grandstand and clubhouse admission (reserved seat prices unchanged).
“We wish to recognize the greatest Thoroughbred racing fans in the world for laboring with us during a rain-soaked first-half of the meet,” said New York Racing Association President and CEO Charles Hayward. “NYRA would like to salute its fans this Labor Day by inviting them to experience a day at the races on us with a chance to catch an early glimpse at some potential 2009 Triple Crown contenders in the running of the Three Chimneys Hopeful.”
Fans may arrive starting at 7:00 a.m. for the season’s final “Breakfast at Saratoga.” There will, however, be no backstretch tram tours.
Gates open for racing at 11:00 a.m.
Racing will resume downstate at Elmont, Long Island on Friday, September 5 with the opening of Belmont Park’s 38-day Fall Championship Meet.
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