Afternoon will celebrate local breast cancer survivors in partnership with To Life!
Fans can show their style during “Best in Pink” fashion contest and enjoy the Ketel One Pink Lemonade as the featured drink of the day
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will honor local breast cancer survivors during Fabulous Fillies Day on Thursday, August 5 at Saratoga Race Course.
All fans are encouraged to wear pink during their visit to Saratoga Race Course. Decorative pink bunting will adorn the admissions gates, paddock and winner’s circle for the afternoon. Gates open at 11 a.m.
“Fabulous Fillies Day is an annual tradition of our summer meet that helps refocus attention on breast cancer awareness,” said NYRA Community Affairs Manager Vanessa Rodriguez-Payne. “We encourage fans to join us as we celebrate the courage of survivors and the work of a local organization that serves as a vital resource and advocate for women in the Saratoga and Capital Region community.”
NYRA will welcome local breast cancer survivors to the winner’s circle for the day’s third race, which will be named in their honor in partnership with “To Life!”, a Capital Region non-profit organization that provides support services to breast cancer patients and their families.
The survivors will visit the paddock to announce “Riders Up” ahead of the third race. Jockeys competing throughout the afternoon will wear pink armbands in recognition of the day’s events.
Fans are invited to participate in the “Best in Pink” fashion contest and are encouraged to wear their most fashionable outfit – prominently featuring pink – for the chance to win a special prize package.
Fans can enter by having their photo taken at the Jockey Silks Room Porch from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will receive a keepsake magnet photo with a suggested donation of $5 to support To Life!
One woman and one man will be selected as the contest winners. Each winner will receive a double magnum bottle of Whispering Angel Rosé and two Clubhouse reserved seats for a day of their choice during the 2021 season (subject to availability; cannot be redeemed on Whitney Day or Runhappy Travers Day).
The featured drink of the day will be the Ketel One Pink Lemonade made with Ketel One Citroën Vodka and Lemonade. The beverage will be available at bars and restaurants throughout the track.
The 2021 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 6. Racing is conducted five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays, with the exception of the final week, when the meet will conclude on Labor Day.
For more information about Saratoga Race Course, visit NYRA.com.
NYRA Press Release
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