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Saratoga 150 Time Capsule Departs Belmont for Saratoga

By Nailah Timberlake | 07/14/2013 03:43 PM ET

A special Saratoga 150 Time Capsule containing items and memorabilia from The New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) three tracks, as well as items submitted by fans throughout the state, left Belmont Park following today’s fifth race for a six-day journey to Saratoga Race Course.

The capsule will travel northward, making various stops that will allow fans an opportunity to take pictures and submit additional items for the capsule. Upon arrival at Saratoga Race Course on opening day, Friday, July 19, the Time Capsule will be located at the Guest Services building where racetrack visitors may also offer items for inclusion.  Following the 2013 race meeting, the Saratoga 150 Capsule will be stored in Saratoga Springs to be opened 50 years from now during Saratoga Race Course’s Bicentennial season.

The Saratoga 150 Capsule’s schedule this week is as follows:

Sunday, July 14th:         

Leaves Belmont Park

Monday, July 15th:       

Capitol building - Albany, NY (3:00 p.m. Proclamation ceremony)

Tuesday, July 16th:       

Union College - Schenectady, NY (10:00 a.m.)

Wednesday July 17th:   

Crandall Public Library - Glens Falls, NY (10:00 a.m.)

Thursday, July 18th:      

Saratoga Battlefield (9:00 a.m.)

Thursday, July 18th:      

Ulysses S. Grant Cottage (2 p.m.)

Friday July 19th:            

Opening Day at Saratoga Race Course


Fans can follow the journey of the time capsule and submit entries online by visiting here.