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Track giveaways unveiled

The 2012 Saratoga Race Course giveaways are a baseball hat, picnic mat, pilsner glass and fleece blanket.

The 2012 Saratoga Race Course giveaways are a baseball hat, picnic mat, pilsner glass and fleece blanket.

Saratoga Race Course fanatics: get your calendars out. The 2012 summer giveaway items have been unveiled.

The giveaway items are a modern day tradition at the track, and despite some serious shakeups at the New York Racing Association it’s one that will continue on four Sundays this season.

On Sunday, July 29, paying attendees will receive a Saratoga baseball cap. On Sunday, Aug. 12, the giveaway will be a picnic mat. On Sunday, Aug. 19, visitors will be handed a pilsner glass and on Sept. 2, the giveaway will be a fleece blanket.

As per usual, the giveaways come only with a paid admission and while supplies last.

The giveaways are usually announced in a media event preceding the racing season in which NYRA officials are made available to the media. NYRA did not hold one this year, however, and made the announcements by press release.

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