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Harness Racing Returns To Saratoga This Weekend

The Saratoga Casino and Raceway says the 74th season of harness racing will begin this Sunday.

This year’s spring schedule will feature live racing Fridays and Saturdays at 6:45 pm and Sunday matinees starting at 12:45. The Thursday card will be moved to a 4 p.m. post.

Raceway officials said all-source handles have increased over each of the last five years.

In a release, John Matarazzo, Director of Racing Operations said this season horsemen  “will be competing for purses exceeding $16 million with average purses of $93,000 every night.”

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.
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