Saratoga Race Course Opening Day Schuylerville Stakes (G3) Quick Call Stakes (G3)
First Race Post Time: 1 p.m.
101 Running on Thursday, July 11, 2019
First run in 1918, the Schuylerville is named for a town located 12 miles east of Saratoga Springs in upstate New York. Schuylerville was the country home of General Philip Schuyler, who served as a member of the Continental Congress until he was appointed a Major General of the Continental Army in June, 1775. In command of the Northern Department, Schuyler planned the Invasion of Canada and was active in preparing a defense against the Saratoga Campaign, part of the British strategy to cut the American Colonies in two by invading and occupying New York State in 1777. The Schuylerville was on occasion run at Belmont Park and old Jamaica; prior to 1960 and from 1962-68 it was contested at 5 ½ furlongs.
12 Running on Thursday, July 11, 2019
Inaugurated in 2008, the Quick Call was named after the multiple graded stakes winning gelding who won more than half his 16 career victories at the Spa. Trained by Sid Watters, Jr. and Warren Croll, Quick Call finished fifth in the Saratoga Special in 1986, and went on to win nine races there each year from 1987-1990 including the Forego in 1988 and 1989. He retired in 1992.
- OPENING DAY/SEASON PASS HOLDER GIVEAWAY: Thursday, July 11
The 2019 summer meet will kick-off with the traditional Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville for 2-year-old fillies. All season pass and season ticket holders in attendance will receive an exclusive giveaway: a white cooling towel featuring the red Saratoga logo. Available while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis.
- TASTE NY: WINE & SPIRITS: Every Thursday beginning July 11
Taste NY: Wine & Spirits will allow fans the opportunity to sample varietals of wine and spirits from numerous New York State wineries and distilleries. Live music will accompany the tasting each Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. in the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion. Guests will enjoy five samples for $5. Must be 21 years or older to participate.
- LOW ROLLER CHALLENGE: Every Thursday and Sunday beginning July 11 & 14
Thursdays and Sundays will include the Low Roller Challenge which allows aspiring handicappers the opportunity to experience the thrill of tournament play for $40, with $30 going towards live bankroll and $10 to the prize pool. Registration begins at 11 a.m. near the Fourstardave Sports Bar.
- DON JULIO THURSDAYS: Every Thursday beginning July 11
Fans are invited to sample drinks featuring Don Julio tequila each Thursday of the season from 3 to 5 p.m. outside the entrance to The Stretch.