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Saratoga to take signal

June 27, 2006
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Saratoga Gaming and Raceway has come to an agreement with the New York Racing Association to simulcast the entire six week Saratoga Race Course meet beginning July 26. The harness track will be receiving the signal in exchange for the use of approximately 50 of its stalls.

The agreement between the two tracks gives visitors to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the opportunity to wager and view the popular Saratoga races in two locations just minutes away from each other. Additionally, the convenience of having two Saratoga locations to wager and view the thoroughbred races will provide better service to the summer horse bettors and is expected to raise the overall handle for the Saratoga Race Course meet.

\"We are very excited about covering the summer Saratoga Race Course meet and begin a new working relationship with the New York Racing Association. The level of horse racing that NYRA offers is second to none and we\'re pleased that our loyal and new guests will be able to enjoy their races at our location,\" said George \"Skip\" Carlson, Vice President of Racing at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway.

\"We further anticipate this agreement will build an even greater summer crowd for Saratoga and bring additional tourism dollars to the area,\" he added.

\"Nothing beats the experience of being at the races at Saratoga Race Course,\" said NYRA President and CEO Charles E. Hayward. \"But there are many people who have to work during the summer or who can\'t stay for the entire card. Now, if they can\'t make it to the track, they can pop in at the Raceway and even advance wager on their selections.\"

To ensure bettors have a wonderful experience while viewing the Saratoga thoroughbred races at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, the Raceway has developed a special $9.95 lunch buffet in Fortunes restaurant where every table has its own LCD television, and mutuel betting windows and automatic betting machines are conveniently located for easy wagering. The lunch buffet at Fortunes will be offered everyday from 11:30am to 3:30pm, with the exception of Tuesdays, July 26 through Sept. 4.

With the addition of the Saratoga Race Course coverage, the Saratoga Gaming and Raceway simulcast schedule will include ten different tracks daily and provide race coverage seven-days a week. Parking and admission are always FREE at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway and wagering on all races is at track prices. Saratoga Gaming and Raceway also offers two different air-conditioned areas to wager on simulcast races.
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