NYRA partners with Encore Boston Harbor for 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course

Second floor of new 1863 Club to be presented by Encore Boston Harbor

Newly opened resort and casino will present two races during 2019 meet, as well as Saratoga and Fourstardave Challenges

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced a partnership with the newly opened Encore Boston Harbor, an integrated luxury gaming resort destination featuring upscale hospitality, dining and retail located in Greater Boston.

The partnership includes the second floor of the all-new 1863 Club at Saratoga Race Course presented by Encore Boston Harbor. The 1863 Club is a three-story, climate-controlled building located along the Clubhouse turn featuring differentiated hospitality options and modern amenities.

The second floor of the 1863 Club features a group event space which accommodates up to 100 guests. The floor is designated Legends Hall in tribute to the numerous well-known trainers and jockeys who have made a mark at Saratoga.

“We’re excited to partner with Encore Boston Harbor this summer at Saratoga Race Course. The luxury resort and casino is an ideal match for our new hospitality venue,” said NYRA CEO & President Dave O’Rourke. “Wynn Resorts has a proven track record of providing the finest hotels, dining and gaming the casino industry has to offer. We look forward to welcoming racing fans to the second floor of the 1863 Club in partnership with Encore Boston Harbor.”

“There is a natural synergy between Encore Boston Harbor and Saratoga Race Course making this alignment a perfect partnership,” said Robert DeSalvio, president of Encore Boston Harbor. “As a racing fan, I am personally excited to have the opportunity to bring Wynn Resorts’ world-renowned hospitality to the brand new 1863 Club and showcase to Saratoga visitors what we are offering in Greater Boston.”

In addition to the 1863 Club, Encore Boston Harbor will present two races during the 2019 Saratoga meet: the Saratoga Oaks on Friday, August 2 and the Forego on Saturday, August 24, which is part of a blockbuster Travers Day card.

Encore Boston Harbor will also partner with NYRA to present two handicapping contests during the 2019 summer season: the Saratoga Challenge on August 9 and the Fourstardave Challenge on August 10. The pair of live money challenges will occur as two separate one-day contests. For more information about the handicapping contests, visit NYRA.com/Challenge.

The resort is also providing an exclusive promotional room rate for Saratoga enthusiasts now through September 30. To book, simply visit encorebostonharbor.com and use promo code EBHRACES.

For more information about Saratoga Race Course, visit NYRA.com.

About Encore Boston Harbor  

Encore Boston Harbor is a $2.6 billion integrated luxury gaming resort destination featuring a 210,000 square foot casino, 671 lavishly appointed hotel rooms, an ultra-premium spa, specialty retail, 15 dining and lounge venues and a state-of-the-art ballroom and meeting spaces. It is the largest private, single-phase development in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Situated on the waterfront in Everett, MA and connected to Boston Harbor, Encore Boston Harbor has opened part of the Mystic River shoreline to the public for the first time in more than a century. The resort has created a six-acre Harborwalk featuring pedestrian and bicycle paths that provide access to the river, an events lawn, picnic and public viewing areas, as well as ornate floral displays and public art.

Encore Boston Harbor encourages guests to visit the resort via public transportation, and have introduced new, high-quality services for a seamless experience. These services will extend throughout the region and run day and night – providing excellent travel options for guests coming from Greater Boston, Eastern Massachusetts, or out of state. Visit encorebostonharbor.com for more information and trip planning tools.

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About the New York Racing Association (NYRA)

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) holds the exclusive franchise to conduct thoroughbred racing at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. NYRA tracks are the cornerstone of New York State’s thoroughbred industry, which is responsible for 19,000 jobs and more than $3 billion in annual economic impact to the State.

Over the course of 219 days of live racing in 2018, NYRA generated more than $2.1 billion in all-sources wagering handle with paid attendance exceeding 1.7 million for the fifth consecutive year.


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