“Fan of the Day” Contest Returns to Saratoga Race Course
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that the popular “Fan of the Day” contest with former jockey and current NYRA television analyst Richard Migliore will return to Saratoga Race Course for the 2013 meet.
Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the meet, a fan will be selected for special behind-the-scenes access of the historic race course. The initiative was first introduced during the 2011 season.
“Saratoga Race Course is a truly special place, not only for me, but for the thousands of racing fans who visit each year,” said Migliore. “I look forward to sharing my insider perspective and providing our fans with a memorable day at the races once again this meet.”
On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the Fan of the Day will be randomly selected from the on-track crowd. The Fan of the Day on Fridays will be chosen on Twitter. Fans can enter at any time by tweeting #FanOfTheDay to @NYRANews.
The Fan of the Day will receive a guided tour of the race course with Migliore, including a visit to the paddock and the opportunity to watch a race from the winner’s circle. Additionally, after the race, the fan will take part in the winner’s circle photograph ceremony and receive copies of the photo as a memento of the experience.
Migliore, who began riding in 1980 and a year later won the Eclipse Award as the nation’s top apprentice, retired in 2010 after winning more than 4,400 races. Twice the leading rider in New York, “The Mig” currently serves as a NYRA racing office associate in addition to his role as a broadcast analyst.