July 22nd begins the 143rd year of thoroughbred horse racing at the Saratoga Race Course.  For some people instead of just six days a week and 40 days of racing, its all about the giveaways.  This year will be no different but NYRA has added some theme days.

Yes, there will be giveaways such as t-shirts, hats, umbrellas, and tote bags.  This year also adds some theme days at the track this summer.

Rivalry Day will be August 5th, setting fans up with a chance to get even more giveaways.

Mardi Gras will be August 10th as the french quarter will be setting up track side.  What do you have to do to get beads?

The line up for giveaways are:
July 31 - Baseball Hat
August 14th - Short Sleeve Shirt
August 21st - Saratoga Sports Bag
September 4 - Long Sleeve Shirt

The countdown to the Saratoga meet has already started and the Travers the biggest race of the season is set for August 27th.   NYRA hopes this year is the best ever!