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COPE Day at the Races 2024

July 18, 2024
11:00AM - 6:00PM

Saratoga Race Course 
267 Union Avenue 
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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You are cordially invited to join your union family for our annual Day at the Races, July 18th from 11am - 6pm to benefit the New York State AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE). The event will be held at Saratoga Race Course's The Rail at The 1863 Club. The COPE Department provides year-round programs of political education, Get-Out-The-Vote campaigns, and non-partisan registration for union members across the state. 

Tickets cost $600 per person. This price includes clubhouse admission, post parade programs, a gourmet buffet lunch at your own trackside table, unlimited open bar and private betting windows.

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Hotel Reservations

The area union hotels are the Gideon Putnam and the Saratoga Hilton. A hotel block with a special rate is available at the Saratoga Hilton, click here to book.


Traveling By Car        
From New York Metropolitan Area:          
New York Thruway (I-87) to Exit 24 at Albany, then the Northway (I-87) to Exit 14. West on NY Route 9P, just outside the track gates. The track can also be reached by an alternate route, leaving the Northway at Exit 13N - US Route 9.

From Western New York:          
New York Thruway (I-90) to Exit 28 at Fultonville (Route 30A), to Johnstown and Route 29E to Saratoga Springs; or New York Thruway to Exit 27 at Amsterdam, Route 67E to Ballston Spa and Route 50 to Saratoga Springs.

From Upstate and Canada:          
Northway (I-87) to Exit 14 to Saratoga Springs.

From Massachusetts and Connecticut:         
Mass. Turnpike to NY Thruway (I-90), north to Exit 24 (Albany), then Northway (I-87) to Exit 14.

From Vermont and New Hampshire:         
Route 40 to Schuyerville and Route 29 to Saratoga Springs.

Traveling By Bus        
Adirondack Trailways provides bus service to Saratoga Springs. Call (800) 776-7548 or visit for fares and schedules.

Traveling By Rail        
Amtrak provides service to Saratoga Springs. For a list of departure cities, prices and reservations, call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit

Map of the Saratoga Race Course