NYRA To Potentially Extend Racing Season At Saratoga
The Saratoga Race Course arguably is the biggest tourist attraction for a 6-week span every summer here in the Capital Region, could another week or two be added?
So, this would be a huge thing obviously. It would bring in even more tourism than the Capital Region already gets during the July, August, and September months, which is great.
It also would give the jockeys and horses much needed rest, how so? Well the proposition wouldn't add days to the meet, instead spread the 40-day schedule out a bit. So instead of 40 days over 6 weeks, it would be 40 days over 7 or 8 weeks. Instead of one off day, there would be two consecutive ones per week.
We may find out if this happens as early as next week as according to News Channel 13, the New York Racing Association will meet about it Wednesday.
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