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Racing meet promises dozens of stakes races, totaling $21.5 million

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY: On opening day — they could roll out a wheelbarrow race and fans would still love it — but Thursday’s 10-race card includes a pair of grade three stakes with the Quick and the Schuylerville.

On Saturday — it’s a biggie: The grade one Diana Stakes — with a half-million purse. Of course, whenever we talk about premier Saratoga races — the Runhappy Travers comes to mind … That’s still a long way away — running on Saturday, August 28th. According to NYRA analyst, Andy Serling — the best part about a Saratoga meet is how unpredictable it can be …

“There’s so many big races, and big events at Saratoga, top horses coming, that it’s a smorgasbord of just amazing stuff …”

The 40-day summer meet at the Saratoga Race Course will feature 76 stakes worth $21.5 million.

Racing will start this Thursday at 1:05 pm … While we’re all excited for the races — I think we’re equally excited to see fans back at the track at 100 percent capacity

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