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Labor Day track admission to be donated


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The New York Racing Association, Inc. will donate all proceeds from admission to the Saratoga Race Course on Monday, the final day of the 150th anniversary meet, to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

The donation will be made in honor of three-time Eclipse Award Outstanding Jockey winner Ramon Dominguez, who announced his retirement in June following injuries sustained in an accident at Aqueduct Racetrack in January 2013. During his career, Dominguez won 4,985 races and earned nearly $200 million in purses.

Gates open at 11 a.m. on the meet's final day with a special first post time of 12:30 p.m.

The money generated from admissions and customer donations on Labor Day will add to a $15,000 contribution that The New York Racing Association made to the PDJF on behalf of Dominguez during a recent tribute at Saratoga Race Course.

Additionally on Labor Day, fans will be invited to enter-to-win for the opportunity to take home memorabilia from the sesquicentennial that has been displayed on-track throughout the meet. Entry forms will be available at the admission gates and must be turned in at the Guest Services Information Booths no later than 2 p.m. Winners will be announced at 4 p.m. and must claim their prize at Guest Services by the end of the day.

The first 10,000 fans in attendance will also receive a magnet featuring the fall 2013 racing schedule at Belmont Park.

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