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Travers Celebration rings in the big weekend

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Thursday night marks the 12th annual Travers Celebration in Saratoga Springs celebrating the annual mid-summer derby.

The evening held at the At The Rail Pavilion at Saratoga Race Course will feature exciting live and silent auctions, elaborate food and drink offerings.

The official part of the Grade 1 $1 million Travers Stakes will raise money for Backstretch Employee Service Team, Times Union Hope Fund and Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

The Travers Celebration will run from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $175 per person and $125 for young adults under 30.

The Travers Celebration has raised more than $1.1 million for non-profit organizations in the thoroughbred industry and throughout the greater Capital Region since its inception over a decade ago.

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