A New Season Dawns at Saratoga

The 151st thoroughbred racing season at Saratoga begins Thursday.

It's believed to be the earliest opening day in the history of the track, and for the first time, we'll have a five-day racing week instead of six.

Thousands of fans will be filing through the turnstiles to mark the beginning of the 2019 season.

The meet still ends on Labor Day, which is Monday, September 2nd.

One of the unique things about Saratoga is the giveaways days, and Thursday is the first one of the season.

A cooling towel will be available to those who have purchased season passes or season tickets.

The first giveaway available to all fans is the Saratoga Picnic cooler on Sunday.That's followed by the Saratoga baseball cap on Wednesday, August 7th, the Saratoga beach towel on Wednesday August 21st and the Saratoga zip-up hooded sweatshirt on Sunday September 1st.All giveaways are free with paid admission while supplies last.

Photo: WNYT

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