NYRA Announces 2017 Saratoga Stakes Schedule

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK - JULY 27:  Thoroughbreds race at Saratoga Race Course during opening weekend of the thoroughbred racing season July 27, 2003 in Saratoga Springs, New York. The horse racing industry is hoping that the release of the new movie

The New York Racing Association has released the full schedule for the 2017 summer meet at Saratoga. 

The 40-day racing season starts July 21 and runs through Labor Day. There will be 69 stakes races worth almost $19 million in prize money. Highlight of the meet is the $1.25 million Travers Stakes for 3-year-olds on Saturday, August 26. 

NYRA also has announced that the Grade 1 King's Bishop race held on Travers Day will be renamed in honor of H. Allen Jerkens, recognizing the legendary late trainer's contributions to the sport of horse racing.

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