COLLEGE DAY AT SARATOGA RACE COURSE

The New York Racing Association, Inc. to host sixth annual College Day, presented by Toyota, at Saratoga Race Course

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Saratoga Race Course will welcome college students back to their favorite course during the sixth annual College Day, presented by Toyota, on Friday, July 25. Track goers of all ages are encouraged to don their alma mater’s colors or favorite collegiate team’s gear for the chance to win special prizes.

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will offer college students enrolled in the upcoming academic year the chance to win one of numerous $1,000 scholarships offered throughout the day. Toyota and Northeastern Fine Jewelry will present two of the day’s scholarships.

College students will also have the opportunity to win Saratoga grandstand season passes. Students may register for the chance to win the scholarships, season passes and other prizes in the backyard near the Big Red Spring beginning at 11 a.m.

All college students who register will receive a $5 voucher that may be used for food or merchandise at any on-track concession. The first 1,000 college students to register will receive a Toyota drawstring bag and a personalized bag of Saratoga Chips.

The New York Racing Association will pay tribute to the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Champions from Union College with a race named in their honor on College Day. Head Coach Rick Bennett will present the trophy to the winner of the day’s third race (approximately 2:02 p.m.). Additionally, the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey championship trophy will be on display throughout the afternoon near the Big Red Spring in the backyard.

Additional scholarships awarded on College Day and scholarship-related highlights include:

• The New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. will present the $5,000 Gerald A. Nielsen, Sr. New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. Scholarship to Kaitlyn Douglas; and the $5,000 Debby Malloy Winkler New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. Scholarship to Nicolina Foti. Both students are enrolled in an equine program at a New York State school.

• The New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund is awarding six scholarships of $2,500 each for a total of $15,000 to students who will be pursuing careers in New York State’s thoroughbred racing or breeding industries.

Northeastern Fine Jewelry will also offer racing fans the opportunity to win a picnic lunch for 20 people at Saratoga Race Course through the #CollegeDay SELFIE Contest. Patrons will be invited to post a Twitter selfie photo at Saratoga Race Course on College Day beginning at 11 a.m. Contest participants must follow @NEFJewelry on Twitter and tag the Northeastern Fine Jewelry handle in the tweet.

One Northeastern Fine Jewelry #CollegeDay SELFIE Contest participant will be randomly selected to win a picnic lunch for 20 guests in the festival tent at Saratoga Race Course during the 2014 season. The winner will also receive admission, program books and parking for guests

The summer meet at Saratoga Race Course continues through Labor Day, Monday, September 1. For more information about events at Saratoga Race Course, visit www.nyra.com/saratogaevents.