They are in the stretch run of a tremendous 2021 meet at Saratoga Race Course. Tremendous crowds, record handles and some of the best horse racing in the world, made for a very successful summer for the New York Racing Association and in turn they will thank their fans this week. Yesterday, NYRA announced that they "will thank its fans with a series of special events, giveaways and offers during the final week of the 2021 season at Saratoga Race Course. Racing will resume Wednesday, September 1 through Labor Day, Monday, September 6 at Saratoga Race Course. Labor Day weekend will offer a total of seven graded stakes, including the Spa debut of the Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday, September 4. Sunday and Monday will feature a special first post time of 12:35 p.m."

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Include in the special events will be a "Saratoga premium giveaway sale" on Wednesday. According to NYRA, "Fans will have the opportunity to secure a favorite track giveaway from yesteryear during a premium giveaway sale at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, September 1 beginning at 11 a.m. near the Clubhouse exchange.

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According to NYRA, a "selection of Saratoga giveaways from previous years as well as from earlier this summer will be available for purchase, including such memorable items as the Angel Cordero, Jr. bobblehead; 2015 Saratoga cooler bag and long sleeve tee; 2017 Saratoga wall clock, as well as a selection of Saratoga umbrellas, t-shirts, beach towels, hats and many more collectables from the past decade."

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"Vintage and current items will be available for $10 and less, while supplies last. Cash only accepted. All sales are final. Special ticket offers and drink specials all week long, including buy-one, get-one reserved seats and tables; and Labor Day BBQ at The Rail at the 1863 Club. Fans will enjoy Buy One, Get One Free offers on reserved seats in The Cutwater Stretch and Grandstand, and reserved tables in the Fourstardave Sports Bar and Miller Lite Picnic Paddock all week long.

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Reserved tables, including buffet and soft drinks, are also available for $85 per person throughout the week ($100 on Saturday) in The Rail at the 1863 Club, which will serve up a special Labor Day-inspired BBQ menu all week long featuring such classics as smoked brisket; pulled pork; candied sweet potatoes and cornbread. The menu on Sunday will offer brunch-style fare.

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Fans will also enjoy special savings during the final week of Cutwater Spirits’ ready-to-drink cocktails and Babe Rosé Wine. The beverages will be available for only $10 at The Cutwater Stretch, Cutwater Gazebo and all on-track restaurants."

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