NYRA Hosts Fabulous Fillies Day at the Spa

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In partnership with To Life!, the New York Racing Association will honor local breast cancer survivors during Fabulous Fillies Day at Saratoga Thursday, Aug. 5. To Life! is a Capital Region non-profit organization that provides support services to breast cancer patients and their families. The day's events include:

12:30 p.m. – A special performance of the National Anthem from breast cancer survivor Tammy Ogsbury of Malta, NY.

1-3:00 p.m. – The “Best in Pink” fashion contest – fans are encouraged to wear their most fashionable outfit–prominently featuring pink-to have a chance to win a special prize package. Fans can enter at the Jockey Silks Room Porch. Participants will receive a keepsake magnet photo with a suggested $5 donation to support To Life!

Approx. 1:58 p.m. – Local breast cancer survivors will join riders from the Saratoga jockey colony in the paddock to announce “Riders Up” ahead of the afternoon's third race. Jockeys competing throughout the afternoon will wear pink armbands in recognition of the day's events.

Approx. 2:15 p.m. – NYRA will welcome local breast cancer survivors to the winner's circle for the day's third race, which will be named in their honor.

Approx. 4:29 p.m. – The winners of the “Best in Pink” fashion contest will visit the winner's circle to present the trophy for the day's seventh race.

For more information, visit www.nyra.com.

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