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Saratoga Race Course opens for the 2018 season

July 20, 2018 05:10 PM

SARAATOGA SPRINGS - The gates opened up just before 7 a.m. at Saratoga Race Course. The race started for that perfect picnic table for opening day.

Hundreds of people waited in line for hours overnight for this moment.

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Post time was 1 p.m. for the first race.

The two big races Friday are the $150,000 races, the Schuylerville and the Lake George. The big races this weekend are the 80th running of the $500,000 Diana on Saturday and the 102nd running of the Coaching Club American Oaks on Sunday.

NewsChannel 13 will have complete coverage of opening day on WNYT.com and our newscasts throughout the day.

NewsChannel 13's Subrina Dhammi takes a look at the history of Saratoga Race Course

NewsChannel 13's John Craig with the gathering crowd on opening day.

NewsChannel 13's Asa Stackel speaks with trainer Gary Contessa

NewsChannel 13's Benita Zahn speaks with NYRA Director of Communications Pat McKenna

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WNYT Staff

Copyright 2018 WNYT-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

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