November 21, 2012

Get an Early Start on Saratoga 150 With Special Gifts for Holiday Giving

Make it an early celebration of the 150th Anniversary of thoroughbred racing in Saratoga, coming in 2013, with new items marking this monumental anniversary of the oldest sporting venue in the United States -- Saratoga Race Course.

New commemorative items for this once-in-history event have been created by Saratoga 150’s newest merchandise partners -- N. Fox Jewelers and Impressions of Saratoga -- both located in the city’s downtown.  These new products are perfect for gift giving this holiday season for all, who love Saratoga and/or horses.

Now available online at the anniversary website’s store,, are a number of items -- all unique reflections of this 150th anniversary.

From Impressions of Saratoga, there is a line of products that includes a commemorative Saratoga 150 T-shirt, Euro sticker, holiday ornament, money clip, key chain and baseball cap.

From N. Fox, the exclusive jeweler to custom design and create the Saratoga 150 jewelry line for the Festival, indulge with an official Saratoga 150 ring, cufflinks or pendants.

Also available are Saratoga 150 Packages -- Win, Place and Show medallions -- with prices ranging from $15 to $150. Each includes a host of benefits. Visit for details, or purchase the $15 medallions at all Adirondack Trust Co. banking locations.


Next year, Saratoga will go back 150 years to celebrate the birth of Thoroughbred racing, with technology and activities that could never have been imagined when Saratoga racing was founded in 1863 by John Morrissey of Troy, N.Y.

Organized by Saratoga 150 and chaired by Adirondack Trust President Charles V. Wait with the assistance of many other volunteers, the five-month-long celebration will extend from May through September 2013, and will offer more than 150 events for area residents and visitors to the region, as well as special Win, Place and Show medallions for Saratoga 150 “Friends”.  The celebration’s major kickoff event is scheduled for Sunday evening, May 26, 2013, (Memorial Day weekend) on the grounds of the Spa State Park/Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The community event will include music spanning a wide range of tastes, an old-fashioned picnic supper, youth dance groups, storytellers and a variety of family activities and contests; concluding with a spectacular Saratoga 150 fireworks display. Those with medallion lapel pins will be admitted free.

One of the racing season events of the anniversary will be a Bettors Ball to be held on August 17, 2013, at the Saratoga City Center. Dance bands will offer music from different decades – from the 1940’s swing era, up through music of the 1980s. The $5 admission will benefit backstretch workers, and those with Friends medallion lapel pins will receive free admission.

For more information on Saratoga 150, or to be a sponsor of the celebration, visit or contact 518-587-3255. 

Oval Pendant From N. Fox Jewelers 

Saratoga150 Tee Shirt From Impressions of Saratoga


Ed Lewi, PR Committee Chair, Saratoga 150
239-263-1196 Cell (518) 209-6260
Kathy Condon, PR Committee Member, Saratoga 150, 518-436-1103

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