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Rivers Casino Becomes Official Partner With Saratoga Racecourse


Rivers Casino has become an official partner for Saratoga Racecourse as well as the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival in a huge deal for the company.

The New York Racing Association announced a deal alongside Rivers Casino & Resort this week that will see the company become an official partner at one of the biggest racing tracks in the country.

The casino will now be the partner of both Saratoga Race Course and the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Rivers Casino will also provide a $750,000 prize for the grade 1 New York race.

The Casino & Resort’s general manager, Joe Lodise, stated that: “We’re incredibly honored to be an official casino partner with NYRA for the Belmont Stakes and the Saratoga Race Course summer meet. This partnership celebrates the rich heritage of the track and the Belmont Stakes, and fits perfectly with our commitment to provide the very best in gaming and entertainment.

“We’re beyond thrilled to have our Casino showcased throughout the iconic grounds and look forward to all the exciting racing.”

The New York sponsored by Rivers Casino will take place on the 7th of June this summer at Saratoga Racecourse, during the Midsummer Derby meeting.

NYRA’s director of corporate partnerships, Tyler Lippard, continued to say: “NYRA thanks Rivers Casino and Resort for its support of New York horse racing. This will be a truly historic summer season Upstate, and Rivers Casino & Resort is a Capital Region partner well aware of the reach and impact of Saratoga Race Course. We look forward to a strong partnership.”

Rivers Casino proudly bring the 2024 Belmont Stakes to New York between June 6th and the 9th, with prize funds stretching to over $10.1million at one of the biggest meetings of the year.


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