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NYRA Launches Youngster Program at Saratoga for Youngsters

The New York Racing Affiliation, Inc. (NYRA) right now introduced the launch of the NYRA College students of Thoroughbreds and Racing (STAR), which is able to start July 27 at Saratoga Race Course and proceed on Saturdays and Sundays by September 1.

NYRA STAR is designed to provide kids, ages 12 and underneath, and their households, insider entry into the world of thoroughbred racing. Individuals will expertise the game by unique on-track occasions, academic alternatives and kid-friendly communications designed to ignite their curiosity in horses and pleasure for the game of thoroughbred racing.

Membership for NYRA STAR is freed from cost. Registration will be accomplished on-line at or in-person on the NYRA STAR sales space within the Household Zone. New NYRA STAR members can be part of at any time however should go to the NYRA STAR sales space within the Household Zone on Saturdays or Sundays, starting July 27, to obtain their printed ID card and lanyard.

Advantages of becoming a member of NYRA STAR embrace a customized membership identification card and lanyard with a photograph of every participant; a paddock tour and Winner’s Circle expertise on Saturdays and Sundays; memento collectible pins that includes the highest jockeys; unique kid-friendly electronic mail communications and extra.

Paddock excursions and Winner’s Circle experiences will happen each Saturday and Sunday throughout races 1-3, starting July 27, for as much as 4 NYRA STAR members per time slot. Every NYRA STAR member could carry as much as two visitors with them on the tour, certainly one of whom should be a father or mother or authorized guardian.


Lasting roughly half-hour and departing from the Massive Pink Spring, the experiential tour might be led by a educated information, proceed by the paddock because the horses are saddled previous to “riders up”, and conclude on the Winner’s Circle to observe the assigned race. The next timeslots might be out there for every tour and could also be reserved by visiting

Saturdays starting July 27 (excluding August 24)

  • 12:10 p.m.
  • 12:45 p.m.
  • 1:20 p.m.

Saturday, August 24 (DraftKings Travers day)

  • 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:50 a.m.
  • 12:25 p.m.

Sundays starting July 28

  • 12:45 p.m.
  • 1:20 p.m.
  • 1:55 p.m.

As well as, a complete of six memento collectible pins will characteristic a unique jockey every week, beginning with week three of the summer time meet when the STAR program kicks off. Starting July 27, STAR members should test in on the NYRA STAR sales space within the Household Zone on Saturdays and Sundays to obtain their weekly pin.

The NYRA STAR sales space might be open on weekends from July 27 by Sept. 1 from midday to 3pm.

Highlighted by the a hundred and fifty fifth renewal of the Grade 1, $1.25 million DraftKings Travers on August 24 and the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney on August 3, the annual 40-day summer time meet will open Thursday, July 11 and proceed by Monday, September 2.

This press launch has not been edited by BloodHorse. If there are any questions please contact the group that produced the discharge.


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