Saratoga wall clock to be available for purchase on final day of 2017 meet
by Pat Mckenna; Mark Bardack
Fans will have one more opportunity to take home a memento of the racing season at Saratoga Race Course on Monday, September 4, closing day of the 2017 meet.
The season's final giveaway - a Saratoga wall clock, presented by Foxwoods Resort Casino - will be available for $5 each at the Big Red Spring from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or while supplies last. Limit two per transaction.
The clock features an image of thoroughbreds racing down the stretch against the iconic Saratoga grandstand and clubhouse roofline.
Fans will also have an opportunity to purchase the 2017 Saratoga baseball cap and short sleeve t-shirt for $5 each, while supplies last. Sales will take place at the Saratoga Silks store and at the concession stand inside Gate B.
Labor Day will feature a special first post-time of 12:30 p.m.
The final installment of Berkshire Bank Family Mondays will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Berkshire Bank Saratoga Pavilion. The first 500 kids, ages 12 and under, to visit the Pavilion will receive a free drawstring bag filled with school supplies, courtesy of Berkshire Bank and Hannaford Supermarkets. One drawstring bag per child, who must be present to receive.
Monday's racing card will include the traditional final feature, the 113th running of the Grade 1, $350,000 Hopeful for 2-year-olds, which affords a preview of the potential future stars of next year's Triple Crown series, Jim Dandy and Travers. The final day's card also includes the running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap for 3-year-olds and up on the turf.
For more information about Saratoga Race Course or the fall championship meet at Belmont Park, visit www.NYRA.com.