SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Numerous restaurants and eateries throughout the greater Capital Region will offer special pricing and menus in celebration of the Mid-Summer Derby during the seventh annual Travers 1864 Restaurant Week, presented by Mazzone Hospitality, from Sunday, August 21 through Thursday, August 25.
During the five-day event, diners will enjoy a three-course meal at participating Capital Region restaurants for the prix-fixe cost of $18.64, the year of the inaugural running of the Travers, the oldest major stakes race in the country for three-year-olds.
The area-wide offering takes place in the days leading up to the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on Saturday, August 27 at Saratoga Race Course.
“Travers 1864 is one element of a community-wide celebration in honor of the Travers, which will headline a spectacular day of championship racing at Saratoga,” said The New York Racing Association, Inc. Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer Lynn LaRocca. “We’re pleased to have Travers 1864 Restaurant Week return for a seventh year to usher in the social and sporting event of the summer season – the Travers.”
“Mazzone Hospitality is honored to present this year’s Travers 1864 Restaurant Week. Travers 1864 not only helps kick off one of the most exciting weeks in the Capital Region, but it commemorates the history of Travers Day at Saratoga Race Course. We are excited to be a part of it,” said Angelo Mazzone, owner of Mazzone Hospitality.
For a full list of participating restaurants throughout the greater Capital Region, visit NYRA.com/Travers1864.
Restaurants interested in participating in Travers 1864 Restaurant Week may contact Brittany Harran by phone at 518-584-6200 ext. 6478 or via email at [email protected].
$18.64 price may not include tax, gratuity and beverage.
In addition to the Mid-Summer Derby, this year’s Travers Day will feature five other Grade 1 stakes: the $1 million Longines Sword Dancer Invitational at 1 ½ miles on the turf, the $500,000 Ballerina for filly and mare sprinters, the $700,000 Priority One Jets Forego at seven furlongs, the $750,000 Ketel One King’s Bishop and the $750,000 Personal Ensign for fillies and mares going 1 1/8 miles. Rounding out the blockbuster card is the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Sa for turf fillies and mares.
Travers Day grandstand general admission and a limited number of clubhouse general admission tickets are currently available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com. Fans are encouraged to purchase Travers Day admission in advance. All reserved seats, dining and hospitality are sold-out for Travers Day. 2016 Saratoga season pass holders are guaranteed admission on Travers Day.
The 2016 summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course continues through Labor Day, Monday, September 5. For more information about Saratoga Race Course, call (518) 584-6200 or visit NYRA.com.