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7/3/2013 9:22:06 AM

US Trotting Association, SHHA, and SCR Re-Unite for 2013 Nationwide Harness Showcase

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (July 3, 2013) – The Saratoga Casino and Raceway, U.S. Trotting Association, and Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association have joined forces once again in 2013 to unveil "Back to the Track" night, to be held Saturday, July 6th at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway, first post time is scheduled for 6:45pm.

"Back To The Track" is designed to be a nationwide event that will not only celebrate the rich history of racing and encourage occasional or former race fans to the track for a night of fun, but also to encourage horsemen and regular fans to bring new people to Saratoga Casino and Raceway for a great night of harness racing.

"Saratoga Casino and Raceway is pleased to collaborate with the Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association and the US Trotting Association for 2013 Back To The Track night" said John Matarazzo, Director of Racing Operations at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. "Back To the Track is an annual celebration of all the excitement and enthusiasm associated with harness racing. We encourage racing fans young and old to take a journey Back To The Track in what is sure to be an extraordinary event."

The Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association (SHHA) will partner with Saratoga Casino and Raceway and the USTA to give away "Back To The Track" t-shirts to fans, and all fans in attendance will have the chance to compete for a share of a $500 prize in this years’ Back To The Track handicapping contest. Other promotions taking place throughout the night include $1 hot dogs & sodas, free racing programs, jockey & horse meet & greet, starting car rides, and announcers’ booth and paddock tours.

"We’re looking forward to participating in the 2013 Back To The Track celebration, in order to better showcase all the excitement that harness racing has to offer" said SHHA President Barry Segel. "We’re also grateful to USTA and Saratoga Casino and Raceway for supporting our efforts, and are looking forward to an exciting evening Back To The Track."

A list an explanation of promotions that will run during the event are attached.

Contact Information:

Alex Savage - Racing Development & Simulcast Manager
Saratoga Casino and Raceway
342 Jefferson Street
Saratoga Springs, NY  12866
(518) 584-2110 ext. 5743

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