A mostly chronological listing of what’s going on in Saratoga this summer, to be updated regularly, and linked on the menu above for easy access.
Scroll to the bottom for weekly or ongoing events. If you have an event you’d like featured, please e-mail me or leave a comment, and please note that preference is given to non-profit or charitable endeavors.
Tuesday, August 6: Jacinto Vasquez and LeRoy Jolley in the National Museum of Racing’s “Hall of Fame Legends” series,produced in conjunction with Capital OTB. Former jockey Jeff Carle will host a one-hour interview, with opportunity for audience questions. Free with paid admission to the Museum at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, August 6: Lunch with Funny Cide at Old Friends at Cabin Creek! Catered by Five Points with a suggested donation of $20, proceeds will benefit the retired Thoroughbreds who live at the farm. On hand for a meet and greet will be Funny Cide’s owner Jack Knowlton of Sackatoga stable, his jockey Jose Santos, and his trainer, Barclay Tagg, and assistant trainer Robin Smullen.
Click on the link above or call JoAnn Pepper at 518 698 2377 for more information.
Tuesday, August 6: “The Track at Saratoga: America’s Grandest Race Course” will be broadcast locally on WMHT in Albany at 10 pm.
Wednesday, August 7: Jockeys vs. horsemen basketball game. In what has become an annual Saratoga tradition, this fierce contest will benefit the Race Track Chaplaincy. Admission is free; the event takes place at the Saratoga Recreation Center at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue at 7 pm.