Saratoga 150 Ceremony: The New York Racing Association, Inc. CEO and President Chris Kay (far right) is joined by Saratoga 150 Chairman Charles Wait (second from left) and Honorary Chair John Hendrickson (far left) for a special ceremony following the day’s fourth race named Saratoga 150: Memories to Last a Lifetime in honor of the 150th anniversary season at Saratoga Race Course on Friday, August 30. The ceremony showcased some of the items selected to be buried in the time capsule following the close of the meet. Additionally, the ceremony honored equine artist Robert Clark (second from right), who designed SPAtacular, the celebrated Saratoga 150 horse. Closing weekend marks the final days that SPAtacular will reside inside the Clubhouse gates. The artwork will be given a permanent home at the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame following the 2013 meet.
Time Capsule: The Saratoga 150 time capsule is highlighted during a special winner’s circle ceremony in honor of the 150th anniversary season at Saratoga Race Course on Friday, August 30. The ceremony showcased some of the more than 40 items selected to be buried in the time capsule at Saratoga Race Course following the close of the meet, including the dress worn by Marylou Whitney during the Floral Fete Promenade, a saddlecloth signed by all of the jockeys who rode in the Travers, and a commemorative Saratoga 150 medallion featuring the Whitney Viewing Stand.