Updated: 06/23/2014 12:51 PM
Created: 06/23/2014 9:47 AM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff
SARATOGA SPRINGS - This warm weather brings thoughts of the track in Saratoga Springs for horse racing fans across the Capital Region.
So the countdown to opening day is now on. Opening day is Friday, July 18 and the Travers is Saturday, Aug. 23.
The track pulls 800,000 to 1 million people in attendance annually.
NYRA announced the 146th Saratoga racing season giveaways on Monday. The first Sunday, July 20 when they’ll give away a baseball cap. The following Sunday it’s the Saratoga pilsner glasses. Then on Sunday, Aug. 10, they’re giving away a Saratoga canvas tote bag. The last Sunday of the meet, Aug. 31, it’s a black Saratoga T-shirt.