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Harness Racing Returns For 75th Season



Saratoga is known for its Health, History and Horses.  Fast-paced thoroughbred racing has made Saratoga a home for over 150 years. In 1941, the trotters joined the racing tradition when the first live harness race was held on the beautiful half-mile track at, now Saratoga Casino & Raceway. 2016 will mark the 75th racing season and the live racing action returns this month. Racing this March is generally Thursday through Sunday with varying post times. For the full racing schedule, go online to saratogacasino.com.

Still known to many as the Saratoga Harness track, today people can view live races outside at the rail, in the lower clubhouse, in the Grandstand or while dining at Fortunes Restaurant or Lucky Joe's. For the best seat in the house during live racing, dine at Fortunes Restaurant, overlooking all the action of live racing. You can place wagers right from your table.  In addition, you can watch and wager on live racing in New York or from tracks around the country, year-round, on one of the many TV's located in their Mezzanine.

Saratoga Casino & Raceway is also home to more entertainment. With over 1,700 slot machines including the industry's hottest games, titles and themes, the gaming floor is sure to please! Offering a full variety of game themes, including video poker, progressives and Keno with individual and multi-denominations ranging from a penny wager to $25. Aside from slot machines, you can also try your luck on electronic table games! Take a spin on Roulette or roll the dice on craps for an exciting new way to play your favorite casino games with the fun of community play and the private comfort of separate terminals.

Vapor Nightclub at Saratoga Casino and Raceway presents special events and entertainment in the Capital Region.  Check out live music by great local party bands, and Sights and Sounds with the hottest local video DJs. Sports enthusiasts, club-hoppers, gamers and concert-goers can all find the Saratoga Entertainment they’re looking for right here! Watch your favorite team play on the big-screen during one of the sporting events, sing along with one of their fantastic tribute acts, line-dance or sing karaoke during country nights, watch incredible live performances from national acts or tear up the dance floor to the DJ’s high-energy beats.

Coming Summer 2016 is a 117-room hotel. The 123,000 square foot hotel will include an indoor resort pool with spa whirlpool and outdoor terrace, Morton's The Steakhouse, lobby bar, café, 9 luxury suites and more than 3,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Inspired by the majestic hotels that once lined Broadway, the Saratoga Casino Hotel features rich architecture and decadent interior design that pays homage to Saratoga Springs.  From the moment you step inside the grand lobby entrance, you’ll feel a part of the rich history of Saratoga Springs.

**Open 7 days a week from 8am-4am.  Saratoga Casino and Raceway's live harness racing season runs March through mid-December.  Must be 18 years of age or older to play video gaming machines or wager on horses.  21+ to enter Vapor.

For more information on racing, gaming, dining and Vapor, visit saratogacasino.com.

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