The New York Racing Association will host National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and legendary New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera at Saratoga Race Course Friday, July 12 as part of Opening Weekend festivities for the 2019 summer meet. The special visit to Saratoga Race Course comes one week before Rivera heads to Cooperstown where he will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the first unanimous selection in history. NYRA will honor Rivera with a ceremony in the winner’s circle in recognition of the all-time Major League Baseball saves leader.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mariano Rivera to Saratoga Race Course for what is sure to be an exciting and memorable day for sports fans. Mariano is truly one of the most beloved and respected players of all time and his visit will only further enhance the festivities surrounding Opening Weekend,” said NYRA CEO & President Dave O’Rourke. “We encourage racing and baseball fans to join us as we congratulate Mo on his unparalleled accomplishments and give him a rousing send off to Cooperstown for his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.”