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College day at the track
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Saratoga Race Course welcomes college students back to the track to celebrate the 150th anniversary season today for College Day.
For the fifth year, college students can receive free grandstand admission with a valid college ID. The first 1,000 college students to register on-track will receive a free commemorative College Day T-shirt.
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 throughout the day.
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will offer college students enrolled in the upcoming academic year the chance to win $1,000 scholarships following each race. Additional scholarships awarded on College Day and scholarship-related highlights include:
The New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. will present the 2013 New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Gerald A. Nielsen, Sr. Scholarship worth $5,000 to Allison Tuchrello, a student 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 for a total of $15,000 to students who will be pursuing careers in New York's thoroughbred racing or breeding industries.
Beginning at 11 a.m. on College Day, students may register at the event tent located inside the entrance to the Reserved Seats Box Office near the Carousel to win the scholarships and other prizes, including a Keurig coffee brewer, Dunkin' Donuts gift cards, Kan Jam Disc Game, headphones and a variety of other prizes while enjoying activities with 102.3 KISS-FM in the backyard.
Popular sidekick Greg T from the nationally syndicated Elvis Duran and the Morning Show will mingle with students and fans at College Day from 2 to 4 p.m.
For a complete and up to date listing of all special events at Saratoga Race Course, visit <http://www.nyra.com/saratoga/information/events>.