Trainers Gary Contessa
and Linda Rice will be among the industry speakers participating in The
New York Racing Association, Inc.'s (NYRA) next "New Owners Luncheon" at
Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, August 18.
Co-hosted by former
champion jockey and NYRA television analyst Richard Migliore and former
Daily News handicapper Ernie Munick, the program was initiated in 2011
and provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of thoroughbred
ownership to those interested in buying a racehorse.
The event will begin at 8
a.m. with breakfast on the porch, followed by presentations and Q&A
session with Contessa and Rice, along with owner Roddy Valente, the
racing partnerships of Sackatoga Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds,
equine accountant Andre Moglia, and state steward Stephen Lewandowski.
Also included in the
$100 registration fee is lunch in the luxury suites, a backstretch tour,
a visit to the paddock to see the horses being saddled before a race, a
winner's circle presentation, an official program, and a gift bag.
Throughout the day, guests also will have the opportunity to meet many of NYRA's leading jockeys, trainers and owners.
Migliore, who won the
Eclipse Award as the nation's top apprentice in 1981, retired in 2010
after winning 4,450 races, including 362 stakes. Munick also serves as
an analyst on NYRA TV.
Registration details for the "New Owners Luncheon" are available at nyra.com.
For more information call Horsemen's Relations at Saratoga Race Course,
518-584-6200 ext: 2205 to reserve a spot, space is limited to 60.