Harness Racing Made a Return to Saratoga On Sunday
Saratoga's 77th season of live harness racing began Sunday afternoon.
According to The Record (Troy, NY), the 77th season of harness racing kicked off Sunday with warm weather. To commemorate the 77th year of racing, the track offered some opening day specials, including a guaranteed Pick-5 Pool of $7,777 along with 77-cent hot dogs and PBR drafts. The specials are also being offered today (President's Day). John Matarazzo, director of racing operations at Saratoga Racing Hotel said, "We're very excited to welcome fans back for the 77th year of harness racing. A strong lineup of stakes and marquee races will allow us to continue our tradition of exciting and quality racing here at the historical Spa Oval."
During the first week of racing, all Saratoga harness racing wagers placed on self-service kiosks with a valid SaratogaBets account will have will a ten percent bonus added to winnings. Check out saratogacasino.com for the full 2018 race schedule.