Cruguet, Cauthen, Cordero, Jr. and Turcotte–in Saratoga, THIS Saturday, September 23rd…

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Four Legendary Jockeys in Saratoga on September 23rd:  

Autograph Signing and Exhibition Harness Race on Tap

 Saratoga Springs, New York—Across Nelson Avenue from the renowned Saratoga Race Course lies a second, historic (horse) race track.  The Saratoga Raceway has raced Standardbreds since 1941—and in 2017, three Standardbreds will have the opportunity to test the mettle of three of the most-renowned jockeys in the history of Thoroughbred racing.

The 2017 Thoroughbred race meet is over, but four of the sport’s greatest jockeys have a jones to power down to the wire with a horse under beautiful Saratoga autumnal skies.  So, on September 23—Triple Crown jockeys, Jean Cruguet and Steve Cauthen, along with Saratoga favorite, Angel Cordero, Jr., will drive—not ride—Standardbreds, in an exhibition harness race at the Raceway.

This symbolic crossing of Nelson Avenue from the trio’s comfort zone at the Saratoga Race Course to the Raceway will be the highlight of Saturday’s All-Star Sports Festival at Saratoga Hotel and Casino.   First post will be at 6:45 that evening, and the jockeys’ exhibition harness race will take place after the second race on the card.

Athletes from several sports will be on-hand all day from 9AM, until the end of the harness races in the evening.  Athletic heroes will participate in an All-Star brunch; an exhibition softball game; live music; food trucks and an Autograph and Memorabilia Show from 1:30PM – 5PM.

The three legendary jockeys, along with the inimitable Triple Crown-winning jockey, Ron Turcotte—who piloted Meadow Stables’ Riva Ridge and Secretariat during their record-breaking campaigns—will join Cruguet, Cauthen and Cordero, Jr. at the Autograph session in the afternoon.  Fans wishing to meet, greet and get autographs are encouraged to follow this link to secure their place in the queue:

The day has all the elements of a dream-come-true for sports’ fans who’ve waited an eternity to meet their heroes—but most notably for those who are aficionadas of the sport of horse racing—for this will be the only place on Earth where four iconic jockeys (including three Triple Crown winners) will race against each other, ever—never mind, seated in sulkies, driving beautiful, skillful Standardbreds in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Saratoga:  health, history, horses—and an absolute must for fans of both flat and harness racing, to see the stars come out on one night, and one night only—September 23, 2017.

For more information about the All-Star Sports Festival, please follow this link:

For answers to questions about the jockeys and their participation, or to arrange interviews, please contact:

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