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NYS Forum Day at the Races

August 6, 2015
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saratoga Race Track
267 Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Essential Information - Saratoga Race Track

The NYS Forum will be hosting a fun day at the track!

Join us to meet, mingle, and place your bets at the capital regions favorite summer locale. We will be in the picnic area in between the Paddock Area and Festival Tent on Thursday August 6th. Look for the white pop-up tent and your NYS Forum friends. The gates open at 11am and Post Time (when the first race starts) is 1pm, but feel free to come at any time that is convenient for you. Most people will generally arrive during the 12-1:30pm window. Located below is a map that shows the general location of where we will have picnic tables at the bottom of this email.

If you cannot find the NYS Forum group - Call any of the following for assistance:

  • Wendy Gavert - 518-649-2251
  • Peter Chynoweth - 518-281-1468
  • Maureen McHugh - 732-749-2496

General admission is $5 at the gate.

  • This is a BYO event - Coolers are permitted in the picnic area. Feel free to bring some tasty dishes, snacks, and beverages to enjoy and/or share. Please remember NO GLASS BOTTLES ARE ALLOWED at the race course. Feel free to bring a camping/lawn chair.
  • Casual dress is recommended (be comfortable, as it gets hot in the sun). We are not fancy, so suits and hats are not required.
  • Win big!!! But remember, gambling losses are not a reimbursable corporate expense.


From New York Metropolitan Area

New York State Thruway (I-87) to Exit 24 at Albany, then take the Northway (I-87)(Adirondack Northway) to Exit 14 (Saratoga Springs). Keep right and merge onto NY Route 9P (Union Avenue). Follow Union Ave to the Saratoga Race Course

Alternate Route (Best Route)

Get off the Northway at Exit 13N and take US Route 9 for about 2 miles, then turn right onto Crescent Ave. Follow Crescent Ave past the Racino, then come to a 4 way stop and take a left onto Nelson Ave. As you get closer to the track (Wright Street gate, general and clubhouse admission gates) you will see a variety of homes and fields offering parking for a fee ($5-$10). Park and follow the crowds to the gates.

Who can attend?

  • All NY state/city and local government staff
  • The NYS Forum IT Corporate Roundtable members

Pre-Registration is required by August 4, 2015

Cancellation Policy:
Registration indicates your intent to attend. If you register and your schedule changes making you UNABLE to attend, please contact us so that we can open the session to other interested participants. Contact Rebecca Buchner at (518) 438-7414.