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Hall of Fame Tours with Tom Durkin
Aug
13
9:30 am09:30

Hall of Fame Tours with Tom Durkin

One of Equestricon's optional “add-on” experiences will take guests on a tour of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame, led by longtime NYRA race caller, Tom Durkin. Panel and VIP Passholders Only.

Barn Tour with Gary Contessa
Aug
13
11:00 am11:00

Barn Tour with Gary Contessa

Join trainer Gary Contessa as he treats guests to one of his famous barn tours. Learn firsthand about a racehorse's daily routine on the Saratoga backstretch and watch morning training at the Whitney Viewing Stand on the Oklahoma training track.

Saratoga Track Hospitality (Sunday)
Aug
13
1:00 pm13:00

Saratoga Track Hospitality (Sunday)

Enjoy a day at the races with other Equestricon attendees in the trackside Top of the Stretch hospitality area at Saratoga Racecourse! You will be joined by handicappers and analysts who will offer tips and advice for playing the races.

Meet the Wizard
Aug
14
10:00 am10:00

Meet the Wizard

In a rare public appearance, handicapper and DRF contributor Michael Kipness — known as "The Wizard" — will reveal his approaches to playing the races.

Meet Centennial Farms
Aug
14
11:00 am11:00

Meet Centennial Farms

Get an inside look into the world of horse ownerships with Centennial Farms - one of the preeminent racing syndicates in the industry. A brief presentation by Centennial President Don Little will be followed by a Q &A and Meet and Greet.

Saratoga Track Hospitality (Monday)
Aug
14
12:00 pm12:00

Saratoga Track Hospitality (Monday)

Enjoy a day at the races with other Equestricon attendees in the Top of the Stretch area at Saratoga Racecourse! You will be joined by handicappers and analysts who will offer tips and advice for playing the races. Attendees will also receive limited-edition giveaways with their ticket purchase. Food and drink not included, but will be available for purchase at vendor stands around the track.

Pat Day Autograph Signing
Aug
14
2:00 pm14:00

Pat Day Autograph Signing

Meet four-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey and Hall of Famer Pat Day. The legendary rider of horses like Easy Goer and Lady's Secret will be signing autographs inside the Equestricon™ Legends of Racing Hub.

Q&A: Young Racing Photographers
Aug
14
2:00 pm14:00

Q&A: Young Racing Photographers

Increasingly, young people are getting their introductions to racing through photographing the animals on the track. How can racing welcome these fans for the long-term? Are there ways to “break in” professionally? Horse Racing Nation's Brian Zipse moderates.

Author Series: Brien Bouyea
Aug
14
2:00 pm14:00

Author Series: Brien Bouyea

Author Brien Bouyea steps into the Equestricon™ Showcase Area to present and sign copies of his new book, Bare Knuckles & Saratoga Racing: The Remarkable Life of John Morrissey.

Stories: Winning the Big Race
Aug
14
4:00 pm16:00

Stories: Winning the Big Race

Connections talk about the thrill of winning some of the biggest races the sport has to offer, and recount the journeys leading up to their big wins. NTRA's Jim Mulvihill moderates.

HANA Horseplayers' Forum
Aug
15
9:00 am09:00

HANA Horseplayers' Forum

The Horseplayers Association of North America leads an open discussion on issues affecting everyone who plays the races. Churchill Downs' Joe Kristufek moderates, panelists TBA.

Racetrack Safety for Animal Athletes
Aug
15
10:00 am10:00

Racetrack Safety for Animal Athletes

Join NYRA Safety Steward Hugh Gallagher and Dr. Jennifer Durenberger as they cover a wide number of racetrack safety protocols: from examining the racehorse’s living environment to best practices for safety in training.

Author Series: Joe Drape
Aug
15
10:30 am10:30

Author Series: Joe Drape

Author Joe Drape appears in the Equestricon™ Showcase Area to discuss and sign copies of his New York Times Bestselling book, American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner’s Legendary Rise.

Author Series: Pete Fornatale
Aug
15
12:00 pm12:00

Author Series: Pete Fornatale

In his book, The Winning Contest Player, Peter Thomas Fornatale takes you on an exciting journey through the world of tournaments, both online and in-person. Author sells and signs copies of his book.

Meet Parting Glass Racing
Aug
15
12:25 pm12:25

Meet Parting Glass Racing

Based in Saratoga Springs, Parting Glass Racing offers the full ownership experience with shares in quality New York breds. Join us for a meet and greet with Parting Glass principals, staff, and members!

Perspectives: Hispanic Leaders in Racing
Aug
15
1:00 pm13:00

Perspectives: Hispanic Leaders in Racing

At every level of the game, members of the Hispanic community play a significant role in the sport of racing. Panelists discuss their experiences building a career in the racing world. HRRN's Roberto Rodriguez moderates.

Seminar: STATS Race Lens
Aug
15
1:30 pm13:30

Seminar: STATS Race Lens

Learn how to get an edge using STATS Race Lens, the newest handicapping tool from Equibase. National Handicapper Ellis Star demonstrates how STATS Race Lens works and how it can be utilized to find value when betting the races.

AmWager Showcase
Aug
15
2:30 pm14:30

AmWager Showcase

AmWager representatives highlight the tools and functions that make it the most innovative and user friendly wager pad in the business. It’s one thing to handicap a race and it’s another to maximize your betting opinion and AmWager helps you do that.

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