Mondays are all about families with the return of weekly family-friendly festivals featuring games, attractions and educational activities each Monday of the meet in the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion. Learn more about the full list of activities during Family Mondays!
The series features an array of New York ciders, wines and spirits for sampling every Thursday of the meet; a selection of New York craft beers on Fridays and Saturdays; and New York foods and artisan crafts Saturdays and Sundays of the Saratoga season. There is no admission charge for the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion. Wines, ciders and spirits will be available in increments of five samples for $5 on Thursdays while selections of craft beer will be available for the same on Fridays on Saturdays with live music. There is no sampling fee for foods on Saturdays and Sundays.
Explore the ins and outs of racing and wagering with NYRA Bets at the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion. Guests will have the opportunity to receive personal tutorials on the fundamentals and strategies of wagering from professional handicappers. Various jockeys, trainers and other racing figures will visit the lounge to greet fans and answer questions about the sport.
Participating Beer Vendors:
Browns Brewing Company
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
Ithica Beer Company
The series of events on Wednesdays will include traditional celebrations to recognize the contributions of New York's military service members, as well as those of Irish- and Italian-American heritage.
Military Appreciation Day presented by JDog: Wednesday, July 25. Saratoga Race Course will pay tribute to active military members and veterans in appreciation of their sacrifice and service to our nation. The Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion will feature exhibits and activities throughout the day. All veterans and active duty military will receive free Grandstand admission with military ID. Military Day is presented in partnership with JDog, owned and operated by local military veterans and family members.
First Responders Appreciation Day presented by Brookview Village: Wednesday, August 1. Saratoga Race Course will honor police officers, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics during First Responders Appreciation Day. The Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion will feature exhibits and activities throughout the day, including free youth bicycle helmets and fittings, while supplies last. All first responders will receive free Grandstand admission with proper ID.
Jockey Legends Day presented by Fasig-Tipton: Sunday, August 5. Some of the greatest riders in the history of thoroughbred racing will gather at Saratoga Race Course for the fourth annual Jockey Legends Day. The day's activities will feature special appearances by some of the Spa's most accomplished riders and autograph signings with a suggested donation to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund.
Italian-American Day, presented by Aperol Spritz: Wednesday, August 8. The charm and spirit of Italy will come trackside when Saratoga Race Course hosts Italian-American Day. The day-long celebration of Italian culture and heritage will feature traditional Italian music, dance, food, entertainment and games at the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The afternoon will also include an Aperol Spritz tasting at The Stretch, located inside the Grandstand at the Top of the Stretch.
Fabulous Fillies Day: Thursday, August 9. Saratoga Race Course will celebrate women and their contributions to the thoroughbred industry while raising funds to support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Fabulous Fillies Day. This year's event will for the first-time honor local breast cancer survivors during special winner's circle presentations throughout the afternoon in partnership with To Life! The day will also feature the return of the Best in Pink fashion contest for women and men, sponsored by vineyard vines and Moet & Chandon. A highlight of the day will be the Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon, presented by vineyard vines and Moet & Chandon, along with Saratoga Living. This year's luncheon will honor Vivien Malloy, owner of Edition Farm and secretary and treasurer of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders.
Adirondacks Day: Wednesday, August 15. Saratoga Race Course will highlight the majestic Adirondacks region, including the home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid. The day-long event at the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion will feature activities, exhibits and entertainment which showcase the great attractions of the Adirondacks in upstate New York.
Lustgarten Day: Saturday, August 18. Saratoga will honor the legacy of trainer Dominic Galluscio with a day to benefit The Lustgarten Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance scientific and medical research related to pancreatic cancer. The day will feature an autograph session with various Saratoga trainers to benefit the Lustgarten Foundation.
Irish-American Day: Wednesday, August 22. Saratoga will bring racing fans extra luck during Irish-American Day. The day-long celebration of culture and heritage will feature traditional Irish music, dance, food and entertainment at the Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
College & Alumni Day: Wednesday, August 29. This year's College Day will invite college students and alumni to enjoy an afternoon at the Spa. The Coca-Cola Saratoga Pavilion will feature an array of special activities and giveaways for guests.
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