NEW YORK RACING ASSOCIATION WELCOMES UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY AND SIENA COLLEGE STUDENTS, ALUMNI TO SARATOGA RACE COURSE FOR COLLEGE & ALUMNI DAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Saratoga Race Course today turned green and gold and purple and gold when crosstown rivals University at Albany and Siena College convened for College & Alumni Day.

Students and alumni from the two Capital Region schools enjoyed a variety of activities and games throughout the day near the Saratoga Pavilion, presented by Time Warner Cable News.

The New York Racing Association presented a $1,000 donation to each school following the day’s first and second races, which were named for Siena College and the University at Albany, respectively.

Additional scholarships awarded on College & Alumni Day included:

  • The New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. will present the Gerald A. Nielsen, Sr. New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. Scholarship to Cassandra Cromer, who is enrolled at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine; and the Debby Malloy Winkler New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. Scholarship to Natasha Tarnawa, a student at Cazenovia College.
  • The New York Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund will award scholarships to six students enrolled in equine study programs at New York State colleges. The recipients are: Kate Joslyn and Alexis Kania from SUNY Cobleskill; Casey Warren and Jared Radley from Morrisville State College; and Emilija Zygelyte and Alison Tuchrello from Cornell University.

The 2016 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course continues through Labor Day, Monday, September 5. For more information about Saratoga Race Course, visit www.nyra.com.

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