Saratoga Springs, NY — On Saturday (July 23), Saratoga Casino Hotel will host its premier racing event of the season, the 13th annual Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace. Some of America’s top pacers, trainers and drivers will be vying for a purse of $250,000.
The evening will also feature seven New York Sire Stakes races for 2-year-old pacing colts. Overall purses for the night exceed $500,000.
This year’s Gerrity Pace is a full field of eight, including last year’s winner, This Is The Plan. The 7-year-old gelding will be competing uncoupled against fellow Ron Burke-trainee and morning line favorite, Workin Ona Mystery.
“The competitive balance and post position draw should lead to an action packed race. I expect the combatants to be making moves from all over the racetrack in an effort to bring home the trophy,” said Peter Iovino, Race Secretary.
Post time for the first race on Saturday is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. Parking and admission are free, and Backyard BBQ will be trackside serving barbecue favorites from 6-9 p.m.