The New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB) will honor the 2021 New York-Bred Divisional Champions Friday, Aug. 12 at Saratoga Race Course and Fasig-Tipton Co. in Saratoga Springs.
The festivities start with “A Day at the Races” from 1-6:30 p.m. with a dining buffet in The Rail at the exclusive 1863 Club at Saratoga, which will host four New York-bred stakes, worth $500,000 in purses, on the day's card.
The proceedings continue across Union Avenue from 7-8 p.m. with the 2021 New York-Bred Annual Awards Presentation and Cocktail Hour at Fasig-Tipton. Former leading New York jockey Richard Migliore will emcee the awards presentation, with champions crowned in the 10 equine divisions including Horse of the Year. Also honored with 2021 awards will be Broodmare of the Year, Champion Trainer, Champion Jockey and Outstanding Breeder.
“We're thrilled to have our marquee event return to an in-person format this summer during the Saratoga Race Course meet,” said Najja Thompson, Executive Director of New York Thoroughbred Breeders. “This year's New York-bred Champions Awards will allow attendees to enjoy the current success of the New York-bred program with a lunch buffet on track in the exclusive Rail hospitality area of the 1863 Club with four New York-bred stakes on the day. Following the races, we will honor our 2021 New York-bred divisional Champion nominees and winners at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion hosted by New York riding legend Richard Migliore.”
Tickets are $150 for NYTB members and $175 for non-members. For tickets, visit nytbreeders.org/events.