NYRA to Host Annual Fabulous Fillies Day


Sarah Andrew

NYRA will honor local breast cancer survivors during Fabulous Fillies Day Aug. 5 at Saratoga.

“Fabulous Fillies Day is an annual tradition of our summer meet that helps refocus attention on breast cancer awareness,” said NYRA Community Affairs Manager Vanessa Rodriguez-Payne. “We encourage fans to join us as we celebrate the courage of survivors and the work of a local organization that serves as a vital resource and advocate for women in the Saratoga and Capital Region community.”

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 in partnership with To Life!, a Capital Region non-profit organization that provides support services to breast cancer patients and their families.

The survivors will visit the paddock to announce “Riders Up” ahead of the third race. Jockeys competing throughout the afternoon will wear pink armbands in recognition of the day's events.

Fans are invited to participate in the “Best in Pink” fashion contest. They can enter by having their photo taken at the Jockey Silks Room Porch from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will receive a keepsake magnet photo with a suggested donation of $5 to support To Life!

One woman and one man will be selected as the contest winners. Each winner will receive a double magnum bottle of Whispering Angel Rosé and two Clubhouse reserved seats for a day of their choice during the 2021 season.

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